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World’s Most Peaceful Country 2024 Global Peace Index (June 12, 2024, Global Finance)
  • Over the past two decades, most indicators of peacefulness have deteriorated, according to the 2024 Global Peace Index. Old and new conflicts, and our political and cultural polarization, are the main culprits.

  • Mon-06-2024
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How is Father's Day celebrated in Asia? (n.d., Budget Air)
  • How do you celebrate Father's Day? Is Father's Day the same everywhere? Whether you and your father-figure in life are craving for knowledge, or want to adopt a certain tradition for your own Father's Day, there are many different countries to learn from that have their own unique history and customs on this special date. So, we made a list about 20 Father's Day traditions from around the world, including its celebrations in Asia.

  • Mon-06-2024
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ICC Perspectives: Christians are Leaving the Middle East. So Why is Persecution Increasing? (May 24, 2024, Persecution.org)
  • Places such as Iraq, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and, to a lesser degree, Egypt and Lebanon have seen a continuation of the historic exodus of Christians during the past decade alone. The decline is especially significant when one considers that these communities are among the oldest Christian communities in the world.

  • Mon-06-2024
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Sudan: the war the world forgot (May 24, 2024, The Economist)
  • There is no shortage of global headlines that make grim reading. But while the world’s eyes are focused on Russia’s looming assault in Ukraine, the war in Gaza and China’s naval provocations in the South China Sea, far less attention is being paid to the war, genocide and famine in Africa’s third-largest country.

  • Sat-05-2024
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Polycentric mission: Whose centres? Whose mission? (November 15, 2023, Evangelical Focus)
  • At the centre of the argument for polycentric mission is the suggestion that mission is no longer something that only Western Christians get to do in other parts of the world. Mission in the 21st century must involve all Christians worldwide.

  • Sun-05-2024
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Taiwan is experiencing millions of cyberattacks every day. The world should be paying attention (May 3, 2024, The Conversation)
  • Taiwan stands out as a beacon of democracy, innovation and resilience in an increasingly autocratic region. But this is under growing threat…These efforts to destabilise Taiwan are not confined to conventional hacking techniques. Disinformation campaigns are also causing political, economic and social harm to the country.

  • Sun-05-2024
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DIGITAL 2024 APRIL GLOBAL STATSHOT REPORT (April 24, 2024, Datareportal)
  • The first three months of 2024 have seen a number of big digital milestones, and our huge new Digital 2024 April Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with We Are Social and Meltwater – reveals a wealth of impressive headlines and trends.

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Your kids aren’t lazy; they just don’t know how to revise independently (March 10, 2024, The Strait Times)
  • So, hear your kids out. Here are nine common gripes from children and how you can support them better – without nagging. These strategies can be applied to upper-primary school pupils, although teens can also benefit from them.

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Launch of the State of the Great Commission Report (April 19, 2024, Lausanne Movement)
  • The State of the Great Commission Report brings together the best global data and insights from 150 strategic thinkers. Join the launch event to discover key opportunities for the Great Commission.

  • Sun-04-2024
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Should Christians turn off the news? (April 4, 2024, Mission Network News)
  • It would be easy to turn off the news, but that’s not the call of the Church. Edward Graham of Samaritan’s Purse says these stories should urge Christians to prayer and action.

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  • Mon-06-2024
Writers and publishers in Singapore reject a government plan to train AI on their work (May 8, 2024, Rest of World)

When the Singaporean government asked local writers if they would agree to having their work used to train a large language model, it probably did not expect the country’s tiny literary community to react so fiercely.

  • Mon-06-2024
How a fictitious 'sea' became a top Maldivian tourist attraction (April 3, 2024, BBC)

This incredible sight, commonly known as the "Sea of Stars", is one of the highest-rated attractions in the Maldives. Stunning images of it proliferate online, inspiring adventurous travellers to seek it out. But few people can agree on exactly where you can find the Maldives' Sea of Stars.

  • Mon-06-2024
Exploited, abused, trapped: The lives of Italy’s South Asian rose sellers (February 14, 2024, Al Jazeera)

Rose sellers are a common sight in Italy’s largest and most romantic cities, such as Rome, Milan or Turin. South Asian men wield bunches of red roses and approach hordes of tourists every night. During high season, you may see about 20 rose sellers a night spread across the city centre – and dozens more on Valentine’s Day weekend. But hidden behind the universal symbol of love is a bleak story of hardship, labour exploitation and human trafficking.

  • Mon-06-2024
Can Former Portuguese Colony Macao Hold On to Its Unique Culture? (January 28, 2024, VOA News)

Macao is known as “the Las Vegas of Asia,” with its glitzy casinos and huge gaming industry surpassing that of its U.S. counterpart, but the region is also home to a unique ethnic group — the Macanese.

  • Mon-06-2024
Unveiling Oman's New Mountain Destination: Jabal al Akhdar Mixed-Use Development (February 29, 2024, Arch Daily)

Planned in consultation with local communities, the scheme is committed to producing social value, with surveys informing plans to meet local needs and provide 5,000 new jobs. Expecting a residential population of over 8,000 and numerous daily visitors, the project prioritizes reimagining urban life in the mountain.

  • Mon-06-2024
Mt. Everest is plagued by garbage. These Nepali women are transforming it into crafts (February 25, 2024, NPR)

The Himalayan mountains are increasingly laden with mounting waste left by mountaineering activities over the years. There is no official data, but Nepal's Department of Tourism estimates that on Mt. Everest alone, there is nearly 140,000 tons of waste.

  • Mon-06-2024
Indian Christians Relieved as Election Results Limit Hindu Nationalists (June 6, 2024, Christianity Today)

Many Indian Christians see this as a blessing…“The result is like breathing fresh air after a long time of suffocation,”

  • Mon-06-2024
India: “The government has used nationalist and religious extremism to raise false propaganda against Christians” (May 14, 2024, Evangelical Focus)

Christianity in India is the only religion that does not attack, but it is always under attack. The question is why the government says it can do nothing, yet people who convert to Christianity radically change their lives from crime and drug addiction to civilised, tax-paying lives. It makes no sense that such people would then be disadvantaged.

  • Mon-06-2024
Burned Bibles and broken homes (February 6, 2024, Radio Free Asia)

The incident was the latest in a string of similar assaults and legal moves against Christians in the one-party communist state with a mostly Buddhist population despite a national law protecting the free exercise of their faith.

  • Mon-06-2024
Video: How the Christian Capital of the World Became Muslim (January 3, 2023, Radical)

How did Turkey go from being one of the most prominent countries in Christian history where the Nicene Creed was written to a nation with almost no Christians? In this episode of Neighborhoods & Nations, Steven Morales visits the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque to help us understand the religious history of Turkey.

  • Mon-06-2024
China, Xi Jinping's Plan for AI Will Wreak Havoc on the World Economy (June 2, 2024, Business Insider)

The rise of ChatCCP: Inside China's terrifying plan for the future of AI. In its internal documents, the CCP says that it will use AI to shape reality and tighten its grip on power within its borders — for political repression, surveillance, and monitoring dissent.

  • Mon-06-2024
China needs ‘urgent’ response to low population growth challenge: economic adviser (May 28, 2024, South China Morning Post)

China’s population development has entered a “new normal” of “low and even negative growth…”...the pool of China’s workers had shrunk by 60 million over the past 12 years, which had had “a huge impact” on the economy, adding that many cities were struggling to recruit and battling unemployment and rising labour costs.

  • Mon-06-2024
China’s volunteer programmers work in the shadows to set the internet free (May 31, 2024, Al Jazeera)

Despite their relatively steep learning curve, open-source platforms that anonymise internet users are playing an increasingly prominent role in the never-ending cat-and-mouse game between government censors and internet users in China and other undemocratic states.

  • Mon-06-2024
Xi calls for firm cultural commitment (June 2, 2024, China Daily)

He is one of the tens of thousands of rangers and volunteers dedicated to preserving this iconic monument in China, and their contributions have won recognition from President Xi Jinping, as the nation ramps up its drive for cultural preservation and development.

  • Mon-06-2024
China is banning 'wealth-flaunting' behavior on social media (May 29, 2024, NBC News)

China’s Cyberspace Administration, the national internet regulator, announced a campaign last month against influencers who “create a ‘wealth-flaunting’ persona, deliberately showcasing a luxurious life built on money, in order to attract followers and traffic.”

  • Mon-06-2024
China's Chang'e-6 lands on moon's far side to collect samples (June 2, 2024, Xinhua News)

Supported by the Queqiao-2 relay satellite, the lander-ascender combination of the Chang'e-6 probe successfully landed at the designated landing area at 6:23 a.m. (Beijing Time) in the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin.

  • Mon-06-2024
Shanghai: Gospel Power (May 27, 2024, China Partnership)

“I might not have noticed, but my mother did. When I trust God, I can overcome many of my deepest sins that control me. Perhaps my family of origin left an indelible imprint. But the power of Christ, the power of the gospel, can deliver me from darkness.”

  • Mon-06-2024
Diaspora Missions Today (May 24, 2024, ChinaSource)

For overseas Chinese churches, today’s diaspora mission indeed contains both opportunities lying within challenges and challenges lurking within opportunities.

  • Mon-06-2024
Who’s in Charge? (May 27, 2024, ChinaSource)

When Christians from China take the gospel to other nations, they encounter a double-edged cultural challenge. Not only do they need to adjust to the language and customs of their new host country; they must also negotiate relationships with Christian workers from other parts of the world with whom they will be serving.

  • Mon-06-2024
China rolls out large language model AI based on Xi Jinping Thought (May 21, 2024, South China Morning Post) (Sign-in required)

The philosophy is officially known as “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”, and includes his instructions on all aspects of political, social and economic life. It was enshrined in China’s constitution in 2018.