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Saints of the New Millennium
Pakistani insurance agent keeps hopes alive with unwavering faith Sri Lankan Catholic fisher folk keep up faith, traditions Pakistani Catholic maid finds strength in unwavering faith An Indian tea-seller’s love for God and his family

Pakistani insurance agent keeps hopes alive with unwavering faith

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

Sri Lankan Catholic fisher folk keep up faith, traditions

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

Pakistani Catholic maid finds strength in unwavering faith

For Razia Ranjha, the rosary in her hands, callous...

An Indian tea-seller’s love for God and his family

Despite years of hardship, Joseph is happy and con...

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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 Lay people await participation in Pakistan Church

Language, context challenge theological formation in Pakistan

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

Sri Lankan Catholics fight neglect to work with hierarchy

Few parish priests allow laypeople to participate ...

Clergy abuse ‘swept under the carpet’ in Indian Church

Hierarchy says it has mechanism for holding inquir...

Lay people await participation in Pakistan Church

Clerics over-emphasize their role as leaders of t...

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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 Meeting Christian friends while moving from place to place

When Buddhist girl grows up in Mongolian parish

Dashtsend Tsetseg Suren first entered the church h...

Atheist Korean woman joins Church in search of divine love

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

Christian-hating Bangladeshi man receives baptism

Homilies of a missionary priest from Colombia and ...

Meeting Christian friends while moving from place to place

Kohmo learned about God while interacting on the s...

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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 Cast out for doing the dirty work in Pakistan

A ‘pure blood’ claim that discriminates among Indian Catholics

The Vatican terms endogamy unchristian, but Kerala...

Minority Tamil Catholics feel shortchanged by Sri Lankan Church

Social discrimination that Tamil people suffer in ...

Indigenous people feel abandoned by Philippine Church

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

Cast out for doing the dirty work in Pakistan

Christian sanitation workers not only face discrim...

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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 Surviving India's chronic poverty by faith alone

Filipino grandma assumes daughter’s Catholic role as mother

There are millions of Marcianas bringing up childr...

The faithful Sri Lankan matriarch from Negombo

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

Mother embodies Catholic spirit in Cambodian capital

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

Surviving India's chronic poverty by faith alone

Gabriella Minj, a tribal Catholic mother has becom...

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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 Friends inspire Vietnamese Buddhist woman to become Catholic

Filipina overcomes fears of the future to become Catholic

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

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

Kazuhiro Sasahara met the priest suggested by his ...

Myanmar Buddhist finds Christ after fleeing conflict

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

Friends inspire Vietnamese Buddhist woman to become Catholic

Her family initially tried to prevent her from bei...

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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 Pakistani priests on a fearless mission in Balochistan

Tribal priests persist with German mission in central India

Church initiatives helped the indigenous tribes fo...

Korean missionaries build up lives in Malaysia's Borneo

Priests from South Korea started the mission after...

Local Jesuits lead mission in poverty-stricken Hazaribagh

Indigenous priests are shepherding the early Austr...

Pakistani priests on a fearless mission in Balochistan

Threats from Islamic militancy and cultural challe...

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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 Cambodia's human traffickers alter their business model

Slave labor shames India's claims of progressive development

Despite numerous labor-friendly laws passed since ...

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

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

Death at sea: Thai slave masters show no mercy

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

Cambodia's human traffickers alter their business model

As poverty worsens during the pandemic, Cambodians...

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