Religious and ethnic minorities continue to face discrimination and abuses across Asia, even as Catholics in Pakistan and Vietnam sought divine intercession from Mother Mary to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award has honored the role of individuals in transforming lives and societies across Asia. In other parts of Asia, calls continue for an end to oppression, injustice and corruption.
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan continues to dominate headlines across Asia and the world. The struggle against rights abuses, corruption and injustice lingers, but there are also glimmers of hope and resilience.
The tragic death of elderly Indian Jesuit activist Father Stan Swamy has triggered an outpouring of grief and criticism from across India and the globe. In other parts of Asia, Covid-19 and oppressive regimes pose renewed threats to people.
India’s Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church is in hot water again over a controversial land deal. In other parts of Asia, there are stories of people craving rights and freedom along with messages of hope and blessings.