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JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION

The Devastation in Pansur and Mindalano

The Devastation in Pansur and Mindalano

The villages of Pansur and Mindalano, in the municipality of Salvador, Lanao del Norte, Mindanao were devastated by Typhoon VINTA last December 22, 2017.

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The Horrific Disaster in Dalama

The Horrific Disaster in Dalama

The residents of the village of Dalama awoke as usual on the morning of Friday, December 22, 2017. They did not know that in a few hours, their lives would be changed forever. The heavy rains brought by the typhoon “Vinta” caused a flash flood, the river overflowed its banks, huge boulders, trees and mud flowed down the mountainside and destroyed everything in its path.

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The Columbans and the student leaders they molded

The Columbans and the student leaders they molded

But we remember the Columbans most fondly for their work with students. They had a special knack for identifying those with great potential for leadership and held their hands and hearts in their formative years. The Columbans modeled the virtues of servant-leadership.... By Milwida M. Guevara published on December 12, 2017, Manila Bulletin.

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Human Love of Creation

Human Love of Creation

Fr John Leydon is Vice-Director of the Missionary Society of St Columban in Philippine Region. He has been part of the team in Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila, for many years, some of them as parish priest. He has been involved with the Center for Ecozoic Living and Learning (CELL) in Silang, Cavite and was one of those who established it in 1998. Fr John is a member of the steering committee of Global Catholic Climate Movement, became one of the co-convenors of GCCM for the Philippines and currently its chairperson. The idea of GCCM came in 2014 and in June 2016, GCCM-Pilipinas was established.

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Walking with Creation

Walking with Creation

The day before September 1 I found myself with some volunteers installing tents in Burnham Green, Luneta Park, Ermita, Manila for an event that would take place the following day at the crack of dawn. The weather forecast was not promising. Because we were near the coast, the wind was very strong and we had to find sacks of sand to support the four corners of the tents as well as a piece of knot to tie the tents to the ground to withstand the force of the wind. The sky was clear and one could see stars, as good enough signs that promised a dry day after days of torrential rain.

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