Resume Peace Talks Now!

Statement of the 2020 Mindanao Council of Leaders Meeting summoned by the Mindanao Bishops Conferene of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente on January 7-9, 2020. We, the 124 delegates composed of ordained and laity from the 14 Dioceses of Mindanao, gathered together at the Diocesan Christian Education and Nurture Training (DCENT) Center, Pro-Cathedral of Virgin Mary, […]

NO TO CONTINUING HARASSMENT AND REPRESSION Against the IFI and its Ordained Ministers

Statement of the Obispo MaximoIglesia Filipina IndependienteFebruary 6, 2020 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV) Speaking up for the poor and the needy and working for their good […]

A Human Rights Crisis

Posting and sharing this presentation of the Philippine reality on Human Rights Situation taken from a document of the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines – ECUVOICE and the Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch – UPRWatch. Very recently, January 28, 2020, another lawyer, Carlos M. Anselmo, is killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen […]

PROMOTE HUMAN DIGNITY, PURSUE GENUINE PEACE

They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:14, NRSV) Statement of the Obispo Maximo, His Eminence The Most Revd Rhee M. Timbang on the Occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [UDHR], December 10, 2019 Human Rights Day Celebration […]