Philippines:Law Protecting Vulnerable Children Approved
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Philippines:Law Protecting Vulnerable Children Approved

The Philippine Senate has finally approved the final draft of a law that is vital to the protection of children and the prosecution of child rapists who were committing the crime with impunity. The Philippine Senate Bill (SB) 2332 is a historic law as it seeks to repeal the penal code that said it was…

Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila
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Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila

“We have felt the continuing and extreme sea level rise in the past decades because of climate change. Now we are being threatened with the sinking of our coastlines and floods that would displace millions of our people and destroy billions in our economy. So please, let us take care of our environment,” – Bishop…

Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition

Encounter As part of the preparation for the Brederoc (artist name of Fr Kees Breed MHM) exhibition -12 September 2022- I came across a portrait of Father Cornelis Simons (+ 12-12-1934) in the exhibition of “Hemel en Aarde” (Heaven and Earth)  in the Tongerlohuys museum in Roosendaal Here the ‘Story of Roosendaal’ was told through…

World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September

The Gift of a Stranger Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, in the world today we are becoming more and more a depressed community.[1] The Dominican theologian Albert Nolan speaks of our times as the ‘age of despair’.[2] We look everywhere for people, things and experiences that might help us overcome this sense of hopelessness, but…

Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness through Film
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Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness through Film

A festival of films dedicated to human trafficking took place on Sunday at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Organised by RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) the day Included an exhibition of art by victims of trafficking, and the announcement of the…

Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg
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Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

In this Season of Creation, we are celebrating the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the earth. One of the most prominent voices in the ongoing drive to protect and restore those relationships is not a Christian one, but Niall Leahy SJ thinks it belongs to some whose life ‘corresponds in significant…

Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches
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Malaysia: Anti-Minorities Bill Meets with Resistance from Churches

Meanwhile, the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS), an inter-denominational group in Sarawak State, has also expressed “surprise” over Ahmad Marzuk’s announcement about new sharia laws in a statement on Sept. 9. The ACS, headed by Bishop Simon Poh of Catholic Archdiocese of Kuching, said that present or any future attempts to introduce sharia bills affecting non-Muslim religions…