Anto Akkara

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Anto Akkara writes for Ecumenical News International.

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July 27, 2007

Christian women activists have expressed anger at what they say is an alarming crisis due to female feticide in India, after two dumps of illegally aborted female fetuses were found in the world's second most populous nation this week...

April 23, 2007

Media and aid groups have expressed grave concern at increasing restriction of their operations in Sri Lanka and have noted that even diplomats monitoring human rights on the divided island are facing government pressure. "...

April 11, 2007

Anglican Bishop Duleep de Chickera of Colombo says his island nation that is bleeding from deep ethnic divisions should emulate the successful Sri Lankan cricket team currently in the Caribbean for the Cricket World Cup.   "At...

January 31, 2007

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has dedicated the receipt of India's highest international honor, the Gandhi Peace Prize, to "the people of South Africa, to the freedom of Darfur and to Aung Sans Suu Kyi," the Burmese leader held under house...

December 21, 2006

Church officials and charity workers say the resurgence of ethnic fighting in Sri Lanka has stalled the tsunami reconstruction in the troubled east and the north.   "The situation is very frustrating," the Rev. Jayasiri...

December 8, 2006

Churches in Sri Lanka have denounced the revival of a draconian anti-terrorism law by the government aimed at hobbling support for ethnic Tamil rebels with whom government forces are in almost a fully-fledged war despite there being an...

October 27, 2006

Church leaders in Sri Lanka say they hope talks between the government and Tamil rebels taking place in Geneva will help restart a stalled peace process in the island nation. "We are happy that contrary to general expectations,...

October 2, 2006

The first women priests in Sri Lanka's Anglican Church have said their ordination is a dream come true. The Rev. Chandrika Mayurawathie, along with the Rev. Malini Devananda, whose husband is an Anglican priest, and the Rev. Glory...

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