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There is an entrenched dissatisfaction among the masses with the failure of the governments to deliver the promises of a fairer distribution of goods and services. The appalling concentration of wealth in the hands of a few people triggers a desire for change.

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In This Issue


Ending violence against women

At least one in five women has been physically or sexually abused by a man at some time in her life, according to the World Health Organization. There is need to implement the existing legislation…

Underage girl forced to marry

A 16-year-old girl in South Sudan recounts how she nearly died during labor because of her young age and physical inability to mother her child. She was forced to marry without her consent after a man…

The might and vision of extraordinary women

Filipino ladies, Hidilyn Diaz – Olympic weightlifter – and Ana Arce – deaf professor – walked the arduous path to achieve excellence and distinction. Looked upon as role models by the society, their…

Criminals at nine years old?

Congressmen want to pass a law that lowers the age of criminal liability of Filipino children from 15 to nine years of age. But how can children under the age of 15, with little education and living a…

Rubber cultivation turns villages around

The introduction of rubber plantation, by Sister Rose, in villages across the northeast of India brought in progress to the lives of villagers. Residents not only improved their economic status but…

Arms trade fuels wars

The supply of deadly military weapons is the reason for the continuation of wars that result in atrocious suffering for civilian populations. Civil society groups have to exert more pressure so that…

End of an era

The year 1989 saw the sudden collapse of communism, symbolized by the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. As the strongest point of the “Iron Curtain,” it had become the symbol of the suppression of…

Building relationships

Human relationships are at the core of a fulfilled and happy life that, ultimately, lies in the way we care for one another. The Gospel rule “love your neighbor as yourself” bespeaks of the importance…

Shameful inequality

There is an entrenched dissatisfaction among the masses with the failure of the governments to deliver the promises of a fairer distribution of goods and services. The appalling concentration of…


World Touch


ASIA: Anti-christian pressure

In 50 countries, there are approximately 215 million Christians experiencing high levels of persecution due to their identification with Christ, according to Open Doors that published the list of…

UNITED STATES: 800 Points of reference for immigrants

Many churches and religious congregations have joined the Movimiento de Sanctuary, with 800 points of reference, to offer protection to undocumented immigrants who are in the United States.

WORLD: Populist leaders threaten democracy

The rise of populist leaders, such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, poses a “dangerous threat” to human rights that could encourage global abuses around the world, Human Rights Watch has warned in…

SOUTH KOREA: Demographic decline

An aging population and a low birth rate represent a serious threat to South Korea, Asia’s fourth largest economy, especially now that it faces an economic slowdown. In order to counter the trend, the…

INDIA: Church must speak out against inequality

India’s Catholic Church has to speak out against inequality, following the latest international report by the charity organization Oxfam on development that puts India behind countries like China and…


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