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8 months ago

Missionaries of the Assumption: A Statement of Concern and Indignation on the continuing injustices against the Indigenous Peoples

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Missionaries of the Assumption: A Statement of Concern and Indignation on the continuing injustices against the Indigenous Peoples

We are called to respond to the situations of misery and injustice, wherever we work and whatever our specific tasks may be. The poor are always at the centre of our concerns. We believe that the poor, especially among the indigenous peoples, are not only those who do not have the means to satisfy their material needs, but also those who, on the level of human dignity, are excluded from full social and political participation and unable to exercise their right to self-determination, to decide for themselves.

8 months ago

A hazardous mixture: Coal mining, militarization driving away IPs from homes, communities in Mindanao

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A hazardous mixture: Coal mining, militarization driving away IPs from homes, communities in Mindanao

Most of the Indigenous People’s in Mindanao are currently facing some “dangerous games” being played by big capitalists and the government, particularly state forces. And these perilous undertakings are taking its tolls on the IPs – to their homes, communities, and identities. When the greed for huge profits play with graft and corrupt practices of those in power, the end result is catastrophic.