UCAN Asia News - Nov 15

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Philippine church leaders cause stink over Canadian waste
Environmentalists demand Canada's PM take back containers full of toxic waste left dumped at Manila's docks read more
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Russian Orthodox bishop visits apostolic nuncio in Tokyo
Respective prelates discuss history of their churches in Japan read more
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No justice for indigenous Santals one year after violence
Victims still haven't been compensated for forced evacuations and are waiting to be relocated to new homes read more
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Commentary

The great Widodo conspiracy
Christians, minorities need to stand behind Indonesian leader to prevent intolerance toppling secularism read more
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Features

Indonesian factory tragedy lays bare child labor flaws
Child deaths in blaze at Tangerang fireworks factory expose govt failure to enforce labor, safety rules read more
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Workers, farmers hit ASEAN summit for being anti-poor
ASEAN's plan to establish a single market for the region will negatively impact small farmers and food producers, they say read more
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Jakarta governor speech prompts mass walkout
Jesuit school alumni object to Anies Rasyid Baswedan at anniversary gathering over his sectarian election win read more
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Caritas India seeks to get volunteers from other religions
The agency has some 20,000 volunteers helping in the field of health, education, environment and to fight human trafficking read more
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Couples need help following their consciences, pope says
Warns against confusing a rightly formed conscience with personal preferences dominated by selfishness read more
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Indonesian Muslims, Catholics pledge to combat extremism
Faith organizations sign second MoU to promote interfaith tolerance read more
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Hong Kong's Carrie Lam criticized for comments on gay games
Sources said Lam claimed Hong Kong was still divided on the issue of same-sex marriage and went on to cite her Catholic faith read more
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Video

Theme song for Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar
The RVA Myanmar Service video for the Apostolic Visit of the Holy Father to Myanmar Watch this video
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Gallery

Hmong rice farmers in Vietnam
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Indonesian indigenous faith followers demand full rights
Call comes after court declares omission of native religions on ID cards unconstitutional read more
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Large Rohingya families say insufficient food in refugee camps
But families with smaller numbers have been selling surplus food read more
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Vandalizing of chapel in Mindanao sparks outrage
We will not allow incident to destroy the rapport between Muslims and Christians, says the governor of Maguindanao read more
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Commentary
Letter from Rome
No one can say Pope Francis has stacked the deck with his own friends — at least not as much as those popes before him read more
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Police arrest 53 for attacks on Bangladeshi Hindus
The silence and inaction of the authorities encourages attackers and frustrates minorities, says Bishop Sebastian Tudu read more
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Features
Human rights off the table as Trump visits China
Despite past rhetoric about China, US president fell into line with Communist Party rules during his trip read more