We are Filipino-Canadian peacebuilders and human rights advocates working among indigenous peoples in Mindanao, Philippines. We support Bill C-262. We support indigenous human rights in our beloved Canada. We urge the Canadian government to fulfill its commitment to reconciliation by supporting the passage of this important bill through the Senate. Looking through our missionary lenses, we see it as a model of international human rights; and, we see it as an added credential for us as Canadian peace-and-reconciliation workers among IPs in the Philippines.
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According to the Christian Church’s traditional commemoration of the Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross, the fifth saying was, “I am thirsty.” The story was taken from the Gospel of St. John, chapter 19, and verses 28-29: Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus …
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In a conflicted land, what is love? What is justice? I write this spiritual reflection as a follower of Jesus Christ who works happily and meaningfully with peace-building colleagues. They come from various religious, spiritual, or philosophical backgrounds—Christians, Lumad, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Non-Religious—here in the Philippines and in Asia. These beautiful people and faithful …
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