January, 2015

A Prayer for Justice and Peace in West Papua following teenage deaths

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) have called for an independent investigation following the deaths of five Papuan teenagers in the highlands region of Paniai last month.¬† It has been alleged a police/military officer fired the shots. This has been denied by local authorities who have¬† accused the separatist movement group. Following the incident, the PGI sent a letter to the Indonesia President... Read More »

Flash floods in Sri Lanka leave emergency in wake

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Flash floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 39 people and forced more than one million people to flee their homes as incessant rains inundated the country over the Christmas period. Reports also indicate thousands of hectares of crops, mainly rice, have been destroyed in the North Central and Eastern provinces, which could lead to severe food shortages. Relief and recovery operations... Read More »