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Author: JJCICSI

Consecrate Them in the Truth: A Pastoral Exhortation Against Fake News

CONSECRATE THEM IN THE TRUTH A Pastoral Exhortation Against Fake News   Brothers and sisters in Christ: A key dimension of Jesus’ mission was to preach the truth, and in His high priestly prayer, He prayed that His disciples might be consecrated in the truth. We, the Filipino nation, are…

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Philippine Jesuits on the Recent Violence in Marawi and the Imposition of Martial Law

26 May 2017 Subject: Recent Violence in Marawi and the Imposition of Martial Law The recent terrorist attacks in Marawi City, not to mention so many other reports of ongoing violence in Mindanao, can only be a source of deep sadness. An annual gathering of the moderate Tablig-i Jema-ah was…

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Is the death penalty the answer?

The restoration of the death penalty is one of the major legislative priorities of the Duterte administration. In this issue of Intersect Quick Facts, we present a timeline of the death penalty in the Philippines, interrogate myths about it, proffer alternative strategies, and cite organizations promoting restorative justice. Click the…

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Panagkutay: Anthropology and Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands

On 28 April 2017, the latest book by veteran Catholic activist Bro. Karl Gaspar, CSsR was launched at the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University. Panagkutay: Anthropology and Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) is his third book to be published this year and chronicles his…

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Urban poor groups stage annual “kalbaryo”

JJCICSI joined the annual “Kalbaryo ng Maralita (Calvary of the Poor)” staged on Holy Tuesday, April 11, by various urban poor groups with their partner NGOs, the Urban Poor Associates (UPA) and Community Organizers Multiversity (COM). Led by urban poor community members carrying crosses representing the issue adversely affecting the sector, thousands of participants marched from Plaza Miranda to the…

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Comments on the Proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD)

The creation of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (House Bills 449, 1518, 1721, 3375, 3639, 5114) is an opportunity for transforming our presently anarchic urban development processes and improving the efficiency and quality of government housing programs and services. Unfortunately, the proposed bills leave much to be desired…

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Jesuits in the Philippines: Standing up for Life

“Any punitive or sheerly pragmatic approach, whether wielded by government or popular opinion in support of death by legal or non-legal means, denies the God-given value of human life, a value that can never be compromised.” As a social apostolate of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus and…

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