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Asia shares world-wide shame
The rampant business of child bride trafficking in Malaysia Asia is witnessing one of history's largest trafficking events Human traffickers find a home in Southeast Myanmar

The rampant business of child bride trafficking in Malaysia

Rohingya, Bangladeshi girls as young as 11-12 year...

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Asia is witnessing one of history's largest trafficking events

An interview with Judah Tana, International Direct...

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Human traffickers find a home in Southeast Myanmar

Protected by a civil war crime syndicate, traffick...

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Christ Calls, Asians Respond 2024
From the brink of suicide, Malaysian walks to the shore of faith Trusting in God brings Japanese psychiatrist back from the brink Beating cancer helps Sri Lankan Buddhist woman find faith

From the brink of suicide, Malaysian walks to the shore of faith

Francis Ahleong says he felt at peace when he star...

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Trusting in God brings Japanese psychiatrist back from the brink

Takanori Sakakura, who chose St Luke, a physician,...

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Beating cancer helps Sri Lankan Buddhist woman find faith

After two years of pain and failed treatments, Ruw...

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Saints of the New Millennium
Filipino Catholic policeman holds onto his faith Pakistani insurance agent keeps hopes alive with unwavering faith Sri Lankan Catholic fisher folk keep up faith, traditions

Filipino Catholic policeman holds onto his faith

Denver Jay Busa remembers the spiritual inspiratio...

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Pakistani insurance agent keeps hopes alive with unwavering faith

Gill’s boss suggested he drop his Christian name...

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Sri Lankan Catholic fisher folk keep up faith, traditions

'God helps us. He is our only hope,' says Marian L...

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Challenges Facing Asian Church
Language, context challenge theological formation in Pakistan Sri Lankan Catholics fight neglect to work with hierarchy Clergy abuse ‘swept under the carpet’ in Indian Church

Language, context challenge theological formation in Pakistan

Only a critical review of the priestly formation p...

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Sri Lankan Catholics fight neglect to work with hierarchy

Few parish priests allow laypeople to participate ...

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Clergy abuse ‘swept under the carpet’ in Indian Church

Hierarchy says it has mechanism for holding inquir...

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Catechumens are the Church's treasures
When Buddhist girl grows up in Mongolian parish Atheist Korean woman joins Church in search of divine love Christian-hating Bangladeshi man receives baptism

When Buddhist girl grows up in Mongolian parish

Dashtsend Tsetseg Suren first entered the church h...

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Atheist Korean woman joins Church in search of divine love

The tolling of church bells made the teacher pause...

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Christian-hating Bangladeshi man receives baptism

Homilies of a missionary priest from Colombia and ...

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Unequal Christians of Asian Churches
A ‘pure blood’ claim that discriminates among Indian Catholics Minority Tamil Catholics feel shortchanged by Sri Lankan Church Indigenous people feel abandoned by Philippine Church

A ‘pure blood’ claim that discriminates among Indian Catholics

The Vatican terms endogamy unchristian, but Kerala...

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Minority Tamil Catholics feel shortchanged by Sri Lankan Church

Social discrimination that Tamil people suffer in ...

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Indigenous people feel abandoned by Philippine Church

The Igorot people's exclusion from parish councils...

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Mothers - The Catholic Church’s Unsung Heroines
Filipino grandma assumes daughter’s Catholic role as mother  The faithful Sri Lankan matriarch from Negombo Mother embodies Catholic spirit in Cambodian capital

Filipino grandma assumes daughter’s Catholic role as mother

There are millions of Marcianas bringing up childr...

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The faithful Sri Lankan matriarch from Negombo

My prayer book and rosary are my weapons in times ...

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Mother embodies Catholic spirit in Cambodian capital

If you trust in God, he will provide everything, s...

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Christ calls, Asians respond
Filipina overcomes fears of the future to become Catholic One-on-one with priest leads Japanese atheist to baptism Myanmar Buddhist finds Christ after fleeing conflict

Filipina overcomes fears of the future to become Catholic

'I had the courage to be baptized … because my f...

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One-on-one with priest leads Japanese atheist to baptism

Kazuhiro Sasahara met the priest suggested by his ...

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Myanmar Buddhist finds Christ after fleeing conflict

Titus San Shwe Mya and his family encountered Cath...

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The Changing Face of Asian Mission
Tribal priests persist with German mission in central India Korean missionaries build up lives in Malaysia's Borneo Local Jesuits lead mission in poverty-stricken Hazaribagh

Tribal priests persist with German mission in central India

Church initiatives helped the indigenous tribes fo...

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Korean missionaries build up lives in Malaysia's Borneo

Priests from South Korea started the mission after...

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Local Jesuits lead mission in poverty-stricken Hazaribagh

Indigenous priests are shepherding the early Austr...

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Slavery in Asia
Slave labor shames India's claims of progressive development Vietnam's poor women slave away in dead-end jobs Death at sea: Thai slave masters show no mercy

Slave labor shames India's claims of progressive development

Despite numerous labor-friendly laws passed since ...

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Vietnam's poor women slave away in dead-end jobs

Millions of women are trapped in low-income jobs o...

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Death at sea: Thai slave masters show no mercy

Thailand's lucrative fishing sector resorts to hig...

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