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Heatwaves put millions of children in Asia at risk: UN

Global monitors have warned that 2024 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, marked by climate extremes

IN PHOTOS: Ramadan in Asia and Gaza

Amid hardships, the essence of Ramadan—intended as a time for reflection, community, and peace—is profoundly challenged in Gaza

Analysis: For women in Asia, motherhood is a complicated investment

Every person alive was born to someone, meaning that someone made an immensely intensive investment: motherhood.

Falling Birth Rate

The challenge for governments, civil society, and the Church is to become aware of the existential threat of population decline

Global Christianity surges beyond projections in 2024

The growth of Christianity is particularly pronounced in the global south, with Africa and Asia emerging as the fastest-growing regions

Asia witnesses highest rate of Christian persecution in 2023

The number of countries categorized with an "extreme level" of persecution rose from 11 to 13 compared to the previous year's report

Human Rights Watch calls for regional leadership amid escalating repression in...

Human Rights Watch criticized democratic governments in Asia for their lack of action in championing human rights standards

China stagnates as Indonesia, Malaysia slip in climate ranking

Southeast Asia’s biggest emitter Indonesia dropped to the 36th position, with a low rating in GHG emissions and climate policy categories.

Eight Asia-Pacific nations ‘closed’ to democratic freedoms: CIVICUS

Civil society organizations, journalists, and protesters in many Asia-Pacific nations are facing increasing repression, according to a new report by the CIVICUS Monitor. Vietnam came under particular...

Advocates call for ‘greater role’ of Indigenous Peoples in Asian Church

A synodal Church must allow Indigenous leadership at all levels within the Church, where IPs have greater control over their own affairs

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