Monday, August 15, 2011

Women’s Crisis Center in is need of an Executive Director

The NCCP Databank and Library received an email from the Women's Crisis Center:

12 August 2011

Dear Friends,

Warm greetings from the Women's Crisis Center!

WCC is in need of an Executive Director. Please find attached the Call for Application. May we ask that you forward this call to like-minded individuals and organizational partners.

We have also attached the call at the WCC facebook, please check us out.

The deadline for this call is August 31, 2011.

Thank you.


Mary (Mae) G. Jardiniano
Administrative officer

For Immediate Employment

Executive Director, Women’s Crisis Center

Job Qualifications
· Degree, specialization, or training in addressing gender –based issues and concerns 
· At least five years’ experience in managing a woman-centered organization or program or special training in areas related to organizational management, particular managing non-profit or non-governmental organizations, and human resource management 
· Training and/or demonstrated expertise in feminist counseling would be an advantage 
· Aptitude for constructive knowing and knowledge management 
· Very good writing and speaking skills. 

Functions and Responsibilities
· Leadership
· Planning
· Staff Supervision and Human Resource Management
· Resource Mobilization
· Networking and Linkage Building
· Program Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation
· Policy Recommendation and Implementation
· Link between the Board and Staff

· Negotiable, consistent with industry rates. Basic salary plus benefits.

Documents Requested
· Resume
· Letter of application Deadline for Submission of Documents

Please submit documents or direct inquiries to:

The Board of Trustees
Women’s Crisis Center
3/F ER-Trauma Annex
East Avenue Medical Center
East Avenue, Quezon City
Fax/phone: + 63 2 436-5088 +63 2 925-7133

Monday, August 8, 2011

Logo Design Contest Deadline Extended

The logo design contest for the NCCP 23rd General Convention this coming November 21-25, 2011 has been extended to August 20, 2011.  All are invited to join and all are urged to tell your friends about this.
The design should reflect the theme:
“Holding High the Tapestry of Justice and Peace in a Broken World”

Contest Rules:

  1. Design must not exceed the area 8.5 x 11 inches (letter sized paper). It can be smaller as long as it is proportional to a letter sized paper.
  2. Artist is free to use any medium (e.g. oil, acrylic, water color, digital formats, etc.)
  3. Artist may sign name on the logo; signature must not go beyond the area of 0.8 x 3 cm.
  4. Design submitted to NCCP should be in jpeg or tiff formats.
  5. Minimum resolution should be 600 dpi or equivalent to the size of a photo taken at 10 megapixels.
  6. Artist must provide a brief explanation of the design.
  7. Token Prize is PhP 5,000.00, plaque and public recognition during the Solidarity Evening on November 22, 2011 and written acknowledgement on souvenir program.
For inquiries, you may call (632) 929-3745 and look for Ms. Katrina de la Cruz.

Friday, August 5, 2011

UMC Cal-Nevada Solidarity Visit to the Philippines

The California-Nevada UMC Philippine Solidarity Task Force has been organizing a pastoral and solidarity visits to the Philippines since 2007 borne out of the Conference’s concern on rampant violations of human rights especially extrajudicial killings that are happening in the Philippines.  The said visits were facilitated by a task force convened and spearheaded by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.  Other members include the Ecumenical Mission for Peace and Development (EMPD), CONTAK Philippines, UMC Church and Society and KASIMBAYAN.
The outcomes of these trips has increased awareness in the Cal-Nev UMC and the wider community through report backs, presentations, and participation in rallies and events in partnership with people’s community organizations that are interested in Philippine justice work.
The visits and outcomes of the previous groups have inspired others to take part in this year’s visit.  A 10-member delegation will arrive in the Philippines and will immerse themselves in Philippine issues from August 18-31, 2011.  The objectives of the visit are to gain appreciation, with the eyes of faith, the core issues affecting the Filipino people and how these shape the self-understanding and the ecumenical response of the churches; to understand the systemic roots of the human rights situation in the Philippines; to enrich faith lives through witnessing in justice and solidarity work; and, to manifest the spirit of partnership and solidarity with those engaged in justice work and the ministry of advocacy for human rights in the Philippines.
Their program include listening to people’s and whole communities’ stories, dialogues and discussions on pertinent issues on systemic violence and human rights, reflecting on the situation in the light of faith and biblical imperatives, and thinking of ways to do creative and effective advocacy for Philippine issues.
source: NCCP Website

Prayer for Norway and Student Christian Movement in Norway

Shared to us by Ms. Biyaya Quizon:

Good day.

Sharing to all the attached statement and a prayer made by the Human Rights, Justice and Peace Committee of the World Student Christian Federation Asia Pacific on the Norway tragedy.

Let us pray for the victims, their families and the Norwegian government as they face the most pressing time in their history.

Thank you.

In solidarity,

Biyaya Quizon
Vice Chairperson
Standing Committee,WSCF-AP (2006-2008)

Prayer for Norway and Student Christian Movement in Norway

Our loving and gracious God,

We pray for your healing spirit to touch the lives of the people of Norway,

We ask that your love and compassion bring comfort to the families, friends and loved ones of those who died in the July 22nd tragedy.

We pray that the perpetrator of this crime be put to justice, so that faith in the ideals of justice, peace, freedom and liberty be restored in our hearts.

God, it is you who is the source of life and wisdom,

We seek your grace and wisdom to discern your will and the meaning of this painful incident,

We ask that you guide the leaders of Norway and the international community to seek just, lasting peaceful solutions to the problems fuelling religious and racial tensions in Norway and elsewhere.

We pray for the safety and well-being of students, youth and our dear friends in SCM Norway

We remember in our prayers communities of religious, ehtnic and cultural minority groups in Norway and elsewhere in Europe,

Let not bigotry, exclusion and hatred further escalate the tension in the aftermath.

May your grace, justice, peace and love be with the people in Norway in this time of grieving and loss. AMEN

WSCF AP Statement on the July 22 Attacks in Norway

We share the grief of the Norwegian people for the lost lives, most of them young people, in the calibrated bombing and shoot-out in a youth camp in Utoya islands last Friday in Norway. We are one with the international call for justice for all the victims, along with their families, friends and the people of Norway.

The twin attacks in Norway, reportedly by a single individual whose prime motivation which is slowly coming to light, is alarmingly slanted towards hatred on the Muslims and immigrants in Norway. We are alarmed that these are aimed at encouraging more extreme rightist Christian ideology, xenophobia, islamophobia, racism and animosity against people of color in Europe. Recently we have just witnessed the attacks on Roma camps and expulsion of the Roma people.

In our contexts, religious and racial bigotry is an issue that we also must address. Elsewhere, terrorism, attacks on religious and cultural minorities has deep connections with neo-fascism. If this triumphs, the aim of those who want to systematically maim and attack innocent lives will also succeed.

As we pray and call for justice for the victims, let us also not forget to cast light on the deep roots of such atrocities, intertwined in the political, cultural, and economic milieu. Thru this, may we find solutions that will promote democracy, peace and justice in our midst.


Biyaya G. Quizon
Human Rights - Program Unit on Faith Witness and Service
National Council of Churches in the Philippines