Friday, November 27, 2009

The NCCP Condemns the Maguindanao Massacre

Below is an article from the Act for Peace website.

The National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP) Condemns Mindanao Massacre and Calls for Justice
“We are indignant of the lack of political will of the government to stop these killings," says Rev. Fr. Rex RB Reyes, Jr., NCCP General Secretary. Act for Peace is currently working with the NCCP to promote understanding between religious groups, including Muslims, Christians and Indigenous people, so that they can find common ground on the path to peace and justice. Read More

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Children's Consultation

Filipino children remains to be one of the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors of our society with some in deplorable living conditions. The NCCP in its continuous reflection on its programs and ministries deemed it necessary to highlight Children Ministry from its over-all agenda.

Last Oct 22 to 23, 2009, a Consultation was held attended by representatives of NCCP Member Churches working in the area of Children Ministry. The following are the objectives of the consultation:
1. to reflect on the current situation of Filipino children.
2. to share the activities/program of Member Churches regarding children ministries, and
3. to discern relevant responses that NCCP and Member Churches can undertake with regards to Children Ministry Program.

Ms. Sharon Dagson, one of the participants from the Episcopal Church in the Philippines during the Opening worship

Ms. Darlene Caramanzana, Assistant Program Secretary of the Ecumenical Education Program explaining the objectives of the consultation.

Guest Speaker Mr. Alphonse Rivera of Salinlahi

Ending the consultation with a prayer

Photos courtesy of Ms. Johana Dela Cruz

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Visit from UTS students

Union Theological Seminary students led by Dr. Patrick McDivith dropped  by the Council last October 30, 2009.  They were met and were given an orientation on the life and work of the NCCP by Ms. Katrina de la Cruz, Coordinator for the Office of Communications and Research.

Prayers and Solidarity from WCC

The Council received a card from the Faith and Order Plenary Commission of the World Council of Churches.  Click on the photo for a larger view.

note: the card was edited for space reasons.

Relief goods for Tarlac

Representatives from WOPIC (Women of the Philippine Independent Church) loading relief goods for distribution to 150 families in La Paz, Tarlac affected by Typhoon "Pepeng".

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Repacking of Relief goods for Pangasinan and Tarlac

It's back to work after the long weekend in observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day that gave everyone a reprise in the daily routine at the Council.  The NCCP staff, friends and volunteers are seen here repacking relief goods for distribution on Thursday November 5, 2009 in Pangasinan and Tarlac.

From 2009 11 03 Repacking of Relief goods

From 2009 11 03 Repacking of Relief goods

From 2009 11 03 Repacking of Relief goods

From 2009 11 03 Repacking of Relief goods

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