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No to labelling Muslims

MANILA (UCAN): Human rights and religious groups have voiced opposition to a proposal from the Philippine National Police to issue identification cards to Muslims in The Philippines as a measure to root out extremists in the southern regions of the country.
 
Sister Famita Somogod, from the Rural Missionaries of The Philippines, called it discriminatory, adding that it highlights religion as being an issue in the current conflict that Mindanao is experiencing, which it is not.
 

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Subduing evil with mercy

THE NOVEMBER 13 terrorist attacks on Paris have made the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy all the more relevant.

Mercy is fundamental to resolving violence. Mercy, rather than pity, allows lives to be linked with each other and bridges of peace to be built. In the fight against systematic violence, mercy must be proclaimed through dialogue and collaboration.








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Condition of displaced Muslims in Myanmar critical

Mandalay (UCAN): Relief workers helping more than 300 people displaced by violence from a Muslim community in the Sagaing region in the northwest of the Union of Myanmar say they face critical shortages of food, clothing and other basic needs, after rioters from a Buddhist area burned homes and shops over the weekend of August 24 and 25.

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