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12.09.2017

The British Empire’s homophobic legacy could finally be overturned in India

The British Empire’s homophobic legacy could finally be overturned in India

Ibtisam Ahmed, University of Nottingham for The Conversation In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court has confirmed an individual’s right to privacy – including sexual orientation – under the country’s constitution. The ruling on August 24 offers new hope for the LGBTQ+ community in India, still living… »

11.09.2017

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

By Baher Kamal When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia,… »

10.09.2017

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

As news reports and information circulates about the desperate plight of the Rohingya population of Myanmar and what, on the surface, looks like ethnic cleansing.  We publish here the open letter from the Gandhi Development Trust in South Africa.  In Pressenza we also express our deep… »

08.09.2017

Open letter from Archibishop Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter from Archibishop Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi

My dear Aung San Suu Kyi I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya. In my heart you are a dearly beloved younger sister. »

07.09.2017

Determined diplomacy is the only option for de-escalation on the Korean Peninsula

Determined diplomacy is the only option for de-escalation on the Korean Peninsula

We republish here the press statement released by Pax Christi. Pax Christi International shares the deep concerns of the global community over the crisis between North Korea and the United States[1].   Tensions have intensified with yet another nuclear test of North Korea met by… »

04.09.2017

We Condemn North Korea for Its Nuclear Test

We Condemn North Korea for Its Nuclear Test

Yesterday, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) conducted its 6th nuclear test.  This is a serious challenge to the international community, threatening peace and security of the world and the region.  We firmly condemn this outrageous act, which blatantly tramples upon the aspiration of the people of the A-bombed… »

02.09.2017

Lessons from the North Korea crisis: Nuclear weapons cause war even when not used

Lessons from the North Korea crisis: Nuclear weapons cause war even when not used

By Gunnar Westberg The author has been twice to North Korea and maintains contacts with physicians in the North Korean branch of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in that country. ”If your country continues to develop nuclear weapons, you will be attacked, maybe with nuclear weapons”. This… »

28.08.2017

Trump’s Strategy May Drive Pakistan Closer To Russia And China

Trump’s Strategy May Drive Pakistan Closer To Russia And China

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Beijing and Moscow have come to Pakistan’s defense in light of President Donald Trump’s Afghan and Pakistan strategy unveiled on Monday. After China’s strong message defending Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and asking the global community to acknowledge its sacrifices in war against terrorism, Russia has echoed… »

24.08.2017

Violence Against Women Is Still An Unresolved Issue

Violence Against Women Is Still An Unresolved Issue

By Afreeha Jawad Having grown up in a biological family unit that upheld male domination, envied and resented female intellect, with a mother that declared in no uncertain terms that even though crestfallen a male is a male, Fathima’s ears soon were not alien to such sexist remarks but the bitterness that swelled… »

23.08.2017

Supreme Court Of India Illuminates The World For Muslim Women

Supreme Court Of India Illuminates The World For Muslim Women

By Moin Qazi Of all the lawful acts the most detestable to God is divorce  –Prophet Muhammad (This an authentic saying recorded by Abdullah ibn Umar, a highly respected companion of the prophet in an authoritative treatise “Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq)” of Sunan Abu-Dawud (Ref. 63-2173) The Supreme Court on Tuesday… »

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