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UCAN News - Aug 15
Indian women theologians consider women deacons
Virginia Saldanha of the Indian Christian Women's Movement, questioned why women aren't already ordained as deacons.
South Asian indigenous people assert rights, cultural identity
Problems faced by world's indigenous peoples include migration, displacement and state negligence, UN representative says.
Goa gets tough on immigrants taking up Portuguese surnames
Violators of name-change law can be punished with three years in jail.
Bhopal archdiocese celebrates Rakshabandhan
Archbishop Cornelio urged the students—both boys and girls-- to collaborate as siblings “to bring all-round development of our country.”
Duterte declares Virgin Mary's nativity feast a holiday
It is the second time the Philippine president has green-lighted a Marian feast as a holiday.
End to long-running church row in sight, Indonesian mayor says
Dispute over closure of Yasmin Indonesian Christian Church in Bogor 'will be resolved this year'.
Salesian workshops that launch careers
Myanmar youngsters from troubled backgrounds are given life-changing opportunities to better themselves.
Thai politics enters the twilight zone
Opposition party Future Forward accused of links to a secret society that no longer exists.
Mangoes make money: Bangladeshi farmers abandon rice
Many are putting their faith in the country’s most popular fruit because it is more profitable and cheaper to produce.