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March 6, 2008

Recent religious conflict in the Indian state of Orissa has been aided by the aggressive evangelizing of missionaries from outside the region, says an official with the largest traditional Protestant denomination in northern India.

 

The roots of the tension lie in concerns about...

December 17, 2007

The first confirmation service in the newly built Cathedral of St. Matthew in Antsiranana, a city at the northern tip of Madagascar, was held December 17 with a congregation of almost 700 people.

The Very Rev. Jaona Lehibe, Cathedral dean, was assisted by the two deacons, the Rev. Marie...

December 6, 2007

The project of building a Pastoral and Theological Center in the Diocese of Antsiranana was formally initiated December 2 as the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Roger Chung Jaomalaza, the Very Rev. Jaona Lehibe, dean of the Cathedral of St. Matthew, and Professor Gareth Jones of...

November 6, 2007

The Cathedral of St. Matthew in the Diocese of Antsiranana, Madagascar, organized a special service at the Commonwealth War Graves of Diego Suarez November 4 to commemorate all those who died during the Second World War. Antsiranana, named Diego Suárez prior to 1975, is a city at the northern...

June 6, 2007

The Mary Katharine Tindall Hostel, a girls' Kilasimandry hostel in the Daraina district of northern Madagascar, has undergone some major changes.

 

A large fence now surrounds the hostel, allowing the girls to feel safer in every way from prowlers. The new Bishop Keith Benzies...

March 26, 2007

Cyclone Indlaha swept through the town of Antalaha, Madagascar, March 15 destroying buildings and infrastructure, killing 12 people and leaving more than 14,000 others homeless.

 

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is supporting people affected by Cyclone Indlaha in Antalaha...

February 16, 2007

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has put his weight behind a campaign to get the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to drop a law suit against the Indian government to challenge the patent law of the world's second most populous nation.

People, not profits, must be at the centre of patent...

November 15, 2006

Several schools projects in the Diocese of Antsiranana are progressing well and, even in remote places, the diocese is striving to achieve the mandate of the Millennium Development Goals to achieve universal primary education.

In the Sava area -- the vanilla cultivation area in north-east...

March 4, 2003

Christian leaders in Tamil Nadu expressed disappointment after the governing party of the southern Indian state won a district election, widely seen as a referendum on a controversial state law banning forced religious conversions.

The opposition Congress Party had hoped to capitalize...

December 10, 2002

Christians in the Indian state of Gujarat have paid tribute to India's first Irish Protestant missionaries at the place where they started their work over 160 years ago.'The church here is a child of the Irish missionaries,' said Bishop Vinod Kumar Malaviya of the Church of North India at the...

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