Posts by tag: Religion

11 years ago

In Mindanao, war shatters the Ramadan

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In Mindanao, war shatters the Ramadan

The military continued attacking Muslim communities even during the Ramadan, according to human-rights and Moro groups. “When entire communities get displaced by war, how are you going to celebrate Ramadan?” one of them asked. “Ramadan completely loses its meaning. Foremost in your mind, when you’re in an evacuation center, is how to survive, where to look for food, or to keep yourself from being harassed, or get hit by a bomb.”

11 years ago

AFP ‘test missions’ during Ramadhan slammed

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It is difficult for our brothers and sisters in the war-torn areas of Basilan to observe one of the important pillars of Islam when the guns and bombs of the Philippine Army are aimed at them, said Amirah Ali Lidasan of Suara Bangsamoro, adding that Moro civilians are vulnerable to the military operation conducted during Ramadhan for most of them are weak due to whole day of fasting.

11 years ago

Ramadan giveaway

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hands a package of food to Muslim leaders at a mosque in Ecoland last week. Giving out food to Moro communities in Davao City during the Ramadan has been a yearly practice of the mayor. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

Shepherding the flock for a better future

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Analysis | It takes more than a moral alternative and religious preaching to be able to take a gutsy position on big issues. The flock should be shepherded into the mass movement for social emancipation that has long taken roots.