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Tag: Extra Judicial Killings

What we need: A revolution of tenderness

The increasing divisiveness of our politics has been thrown into sharp relief this election season. Aside from the constant mudslinging of politicians, it seems so difficult now for people of different political stripes to have real, meaningful conversations with each other, whether in public or private. This is part of…

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CBCP: In the name of God, stop the killings!

LORD HEAL OUR LAND (cf. 2 Chronicles 7:14) Our brothers and sisters in Christ: Kian, Carl, Reynaldo…they were young boys, enjoying life, loving sons of parents who doted on them. Now an entire nation knows them by name because their lives have been snuffed out so cruelly, their dreams and…

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Philippine Jesuits on Fighting the Evil of Illegal Drugs

24 August 2017 TO THE WHOLE PROVINCE Coming Together in the Power of the Spirit Statement of the Philippine Province Jesuits on Fighting the Evil of Illegal Drugs It is with deep concern for the welfare of our nation that the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus joins His…

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Shepherding When the Sheep are Being Slaughtered

About a year ago, on May 9, 2016, the Filipino people–or at least, 16 million of them, about 39 percent of the electorate–entrusted our nation to a strange shepherd. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte came to power promising to protect the innocent by spilling the blood of the guilty: criminals, especially…

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Urban poor groups stage annual “kalbaryo”

JJCICSI joined the annual “Kalbaryo ng Maralita (Calvary of the Poor)” staged on Holy Tuesday, April 11, by various urban poor groups with their partner NGOs, the Urban Poor Associates (UPA) and Community Organizers Multiversity (COM). Led by urban poor community members carrying crosses representing the issue adversely affecting the sector, thousands of participants marched from Plaza Miranda to the…

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