Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Jessica Hawkinson
On 19 May 2012, our colleagues in the United Methodist church sponsored a public forum on human rights in the Philippines.
In the past year and a half, 67 extrajudicial killings, nine disappearances and 78 political arrests have marked the landscape of the new government in the Philippines. These violations of human rights in the Philippines are only a sampling of the violations that have plagued the country’s history. As part of its annual Universal Periodic Review, the United Nations Human Rights Council is currently evaluating the human rights situation in the Philippines. Ecumenical leaders from ...
From our church partners, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).
28 February 2012
Motion to Dismiss Denied:
Court Orders Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Answer United Church of Christ in the Philippines(UCCP) on Extra-Judicial Killings and Human Rights Violations
On June 16, 2011, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines through its General Secretary Reuel Norman O. Marigza along with 5 families representing victims of extra-judicial killing and surviving victim of abduction, torture and illegal detention Pastor Berlin Guerrero filed a legal suit against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her responsibility in human rights violations. Arroyo’s ...
In the aftermath of the typhoon that struck the Philippines, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding with One Great Hour of Sharing and designated funds in cooperation with our ecumenical partner ACT Alliance, and our mission partner the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP). Some NCCP churches are being used for as emergency shelter sites. The National Council of Churches of the Philippines is also a member of ACT Alliance. ACT members are already carrying out damage and needs assessments and helping to meet the most urgent needs.
PDA funds will help to meet the immediate need for food ...
Tropical Storm Washi struck the Philippines on December 16 and 17. The storm, the most- devastating cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, has killed hundreds. Many others remain missing.
Presbyterians have a long history of ministry with the people of the Philippines. Currently, we join the world in prayer. Information on relief efforts will follow.
From the United Church of Christ in the Philippines- February 25, 2011 Lest We Forget A Call to Peacemaking Amidst Peace Talks Genuine peace comes when justice is served. For as long as peasants remain landless, For as long as...