Father Hasan speaking to farmers in East Nusa Tenggara. Photo: UCAN/supplied
Posted in Faith and the Environment

Indonesian priest leads crusade against climate change

The bitter experience of dealing with a broken generator when working in St. Damian Parish…

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Bishop Yohanes Harun Yuwono signs the joint declaration by religious leaders at the launch of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative Indonesia on January 31. Photo: UCAN/Katharina R. Lestari
Posted in Asia Faith and the Environment

Save our rainforests say Indonesia’s religious leaders

JAKARTA (UCAN): Religious leaders in Indonesia have committed to protecting the country’s rainforests, the third…

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Wihelmina Jemima cries as she holds the rope her daughter, Elvina Arce, used to commit suicide herself. Photo:UCAN
Posted in Asia

Catholic suicide surge a wakeup call for Indonesian Church

Christmas joy immediately turned to heartache for the family of Elvina Arce who chose to…

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Posted in Asia Region

High hopes for papal visit to Indonesia

JAKARTA (UCAN): A possible visit to Indonesia by Pope Francis this year has sparked hope…

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Police officers help rescue people trapped by floods in Lebak district in Banten province on January 1. Photo: UCAN/Banten Police
Posted in Asia

Illegal mining blamed for deadly floods

JAKARTA (UCAN): Illegal gold mining was the primary cause of flash floods that inundated six…

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