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A murderous attack on disabled people in Japan has brought condemnation and condolences from the World Council of Churches.
Churches in Japan "are true witnesses of Jesus Christ through their words and deeds", says WCC General Secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
The WCC has expressed grave concern at the Japanese government’s initiative to reinterpret or change Article 9 of the constitution, outlawing war.
The execution of two men in Japan on 28 August is "dismal news" and part of a grim pattern of a return to the death penalty in Japan under Prime Minister Abe, says Amnesty International.
The Japanese authorities' continued practice of secret executions despite growing concerns on the country's use of the death penalty is a scar on the justice system, says Amnesty International.
A decision by a court in Japan to deny a retrial to an 87-year-old man on death row is a “travesty of justice”, says Amnesty International.
Two school pupils from Birmingham have made a hard-hitting new film about a prisoner in Japan who has been on death row for 45 years.
The execution of two death row inmates in Japan is part of a chilling escalation of death penalty use under the country'snewgovernment, Amnesty has said.
The threat of military escalation in Korea and Japan was one of many topics discussed by the Second Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference, held in Okinawa 16-22 April.
Church leaders across the world have expressed sadness over the death of the Rev Dr Toshitsugu Arai, a renowned Asian ecumenical Christian leader.
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The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, has reported that 2016 has become the deadliest year yet for people crossing the Mediterranean.
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