CFA Joins CEAP in Rallying Youth to Help Build Nation

Be the change you want to see in the world!” This message of Mahatma Gandhi has struck a chord among Filipinos who use it to play on the words and call for the emergence of a new “Bida” (Hero). This has become the rallying call of BIDAHAN: Be the Change 2009 National Youth Camp (B2P2)


CFA Raises Contributions for Flood Victims

As tropical storm Ondoy unleashed a torrent of rain and havoc over Metro Manila and outlying areas during the weekend of September 26-27, thousands of Filipino families were rendered homeless. CFA employees were not spared. Over a third of them suffered damage to their homes and property, as flash floods rose from knee-high to over


Vote for Your Favorite “Awit Ng Mga Bagong Bida” Song

Congratulations to the winners: FIRST PLACE: Bayan SECOND PLACE: Awit Ng Bagong Kabataan THIRD PLACE: KKK ___________________ Now it’s down to the best ten songs in the “Awit ng Mga Bagong Bida”, the youth songwriting contest launched by the Communication Foundation for Asia in cooperation with CEAP, SLB and CMN. After a week of grueling


Get Ready to Face the Impact on 10.30.09

Can we reduce the impact of destructive forces of nature? How can we prepare for natural phenomena like Ondoy? Can we ever be ready for the unexpected? CFA announces the new schedule of its Coffehouse environmental lecture-forum “Are you Ready for the Unexpected? Building A Culture of Disaster Preparedness ” on October 30, 2009 at

The Kingdom Here And Now

31 Oct 2009 Today’s Readings: Rom 11:1-2.11-12.25-29, Lk 14:1.7-11 REFLECTION In the Kingdom of God, the values, attitudes, systems and governance we are familiar with in our world today do not apply. The statement merely conveys a transition from the lower position of staying in our world to the higher position of entrance into and

The Law Of Love And Compassion

30 Oct 2009 Today’s Readings: Rom 9:1-5, Lk 14:1-6 REFLECTION The Sabbath was meant for the liberation of human beings from bondage. It is the proper day to liberate anyone even a stranger from any form of slavery. Such an action renders the proper meaning to the special day and gives the fitting glory to

Being a Woman/Man on a Mission

29 Oct 2009 Today’s Readings: Rom 8:31-39, Lk 13:31-35 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel we see Jesus provides a model for ministry where in he completes the work assigned to him by his heavenly Father. The example and teaching of Jesus emphasizes that love can never be coercive but must always leave open the possibility of rejection,

The Mission Of The Twelve

28 Oct 2009 Today’s Readings: Eph 2:1,9-22, Lk 6:12-19 REFLECTION The Twelve disciples- apostles signify continuity. In the past, God called the twelve tribes of Israel to constitute his people who will dwell in the promised land- Canaan. Jesus’ action of calling the Twelve means that he is reconstituting the new people of god under

The Mustard Seed And The Yeast

27 Oct 2009 Today’s Readings: Rom 8: 18-25, Lk 13:18-21 REFLECTION The imagery that Jesus uses conveys a sense of disproportion between the “ before “ and the “ after “ of ordinary things. The mustard seed is no bigger than the head of a pin but from that tiny seed comes a plant with

Be Healed, Let Your Praises be Heard

26 Oct 2009 Today’s Readings: Rom 8:12-17, Lk 13:10-17 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel we hear a story of passion–of Jesus’ passion for wholeness and release for the oppressed. Jesus demonstrates the power of God’s kingdom in releasing those captive in bondage to Satan, sickness, and sin. Jesus encountered an elderly woman who was spent of her