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Sri Lanka: Bishops of Sri Lanka: showing the risen Christ to our leaders path of reconciliation

In his Easter message, Card. Malcolm Ranjith invites Catholics to respect and serve life, even where there are many signs of death. To create harmony and unity in the country, it is necessary to overcome the mistakes of the past, erase the injustice and recognize the pain of poor and needy.

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Korea: North and South meeting at Easter for "prayer and reconciliation"

Christian delegations from across the divide meet in Kaesong to pray together for the unity of the peninsula. Hope in a new season of trust and future reconciliation is rekindled.

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Thailand: Religious mark Assisi praying for peace and reconciliation

The prayer meeting was scheduled for October to mark the anniversary of the first Prayer for World Peace but had to be postponed because of flooding. For Catholics, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, faith is "an instrument of peace". Bangkok archbishop reiterates, "You must love your neighbour ...

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Ban discusses reconciliation and regional issues with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister

The reconciliation process in Kyrgyzstan, regional cooperation on combating drug trafficking and peace efforts in Afghanistan were the focus of discussions between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev when they met today in Vienna.

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DR Congo: UN peacekeeping chief stresses need for stability and reconciliation

The United Nations peacekeeping chief stressed today the need for stability and reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has experienced a tense political climate since its presidential elections in November.

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Sri Lanka: Religious leaders call for urgent solution to the IDP problem and reconciliation with Tamil

Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus in the Congress of Religions call for the implementation of proposals contained in the report issued by a commission of inquiry instituted by Rajapaksa. Resettling displaced people and finding a solution to the interethnic problem are necessary for a ...

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Sri Lanka: Bishops of Sri Lanka: Christmas among the displaced, for peace and reconciliation

The message of the Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka (Cbcsl) encourages people to commit to bringing the country back"to normal," almost three years after the Civil War. Like the shepherds of Bethlehem, to encounter Jesus among the poorest, without distinction of caste, creed or ethnicity.

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Vatican: Pope: God "appeared", may the birth of the Christ Child bring peace and reconciliation to the world

In the Christmas Vigil Mass Benedict XVI says that the birth of Jesus is God's answer to "come to the rescue" of men. "In our time, in our world, the rod of the oppressor, the footgear of battle, every cloak rolled in blood would be burned, so that your peace may triumph in this world of ours."

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Sri Lanka: New government report offers hope for reconciliation

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South Sudan: UN urges reconciliation as 40 die in ethnic violence in Jonglei

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today stressed the need to press ahead with the reconciliation process in Jonglei state where another outbreak of inter-ethnic violence earlier this week left more than 40 people dead, most of them women, children and the elderly.

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Ban encourages new Kyrgyz leadership to pursue dialogue and reconciliation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the new leadership in Kyrgyzstan to encourage national dialogue and reconciliation as the Central Asian country seeks greater stability in the wake of last year's overthrow of the government and subsequent deadly ethnic clashes.

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Rival Palestinian Leaders Discuss Reconciliation In Cairo

Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas has met with exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashal in Cairo to discuss reconciliation efforts between his secular Fatah party and the Islamist movement. There has been a deep rift between the two Palestinian factions since Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in ...

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Libyans must come together in reconciliation after Qadhafi?s reported death - Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all sides in Libya to lay down their arms and work together peacefully to rebuild the North African nation amid reports that Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi has been killed.

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