Monday, January 29, 2007
At the WSF, the African and Asian activists search for new politics where Africa and Asia can create institutions and movements that will provide platforms for meetings and interactions to advance their struggles against neo-liberal policies that keep these two continents poor and dominated.
Will a new Afro-Asian Solidarity emerge from this forum...? A dialogue and solidarity no longer of leaders as of old, but movements/groups and peoples/communities that will banner anew the causes of these two continents...?
Saturday, January 27, 2007
The world mourns his passing away... and his witness of faith and love remains etched in the hearts of men and women who, likewise, have cast their lots with the poor of this world...
President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin were among the mourners on Friday.
The Roman Catholic priest was
The last Frenchman to be honoured in such a way was the environmentalist and inventor, Jacques Cousteau, in 1997.
Example for nation
Former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing and
Earlier mourners paid their respects before his open coffin in the 17th-Century Val-de-Grace church in
"His message must stay alive in each of us and it is up to all of us to follow it through."
Born Henri Groues, he founded the Emmaus association in 1953, and fought for a law to stop parliament expelling tenants during the winter months after a freezing spell hit the country.
He demanded the nation act when he went on the radio in the winter of 1954, highlighting the case of a three-month-old baby who had frozen to death in inadequate housing and a woman who had died on the streets clutching an eviction order.
In the subsequent decades, he continued his tireless campaign for the destitute - and his hostels started to appear around the world in the 1970s.
Meditation: Do we, also, drive Jesus out of our life if he does not conform to our wishes and caprices…? Beware!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
We need to pray that more walls that divide and separate crumble... And we, also pray that people NEED NOT build wall anymore...
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The prospect for signing a principled Peace Agreement between the Philippine Government and the MILF is great.
We continue to pray for lasting Peace in Mindnao...
Saturday, January 13, 2007
The MILF Vice Chair on Political Affairs, Hon. Ja'afar Ghazzali, shares some insights and reflections on the MIndanao Peace Process with Fr. Jun Mercado, OMI, former Chair of the Independent Ceasefire Monitor in Mindanao.
Peace Making often means wider consultation and discussion on issues that are at the roots of rebellion...
Friday, January 12, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Meditation: The challenge of our Baptism is to stand as witnesses that we have, indeed, received the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire”… passing through his “winnowing fan and clearing his “threshing floor”…Visit:
Fr. Ponpon Vasquez, OMI is the Director and Trainer of I-Watch. Fr. Jun Mercado, OMI, the former JPIC Director in Rome blessed the office.
Local and national partners, including representatives of mainstream media were present at the historic inauguration...