Seminar on Spirituality in Asian Film with Fr Malone

International film reviewer and author Fr. Peter Malone, MSC, returns to Manila in January for another Film and Faith Seminar, this time on Spirituality in Asian Film. The Communication Foundation for Asia is organizing the seminar on January 11-13, 2010 at the CFA Lagerwey Hall in Sta. Mesa, Manila. The seminar, which will be open


Juana Change Stars in CFA Voters’ Education Video

Wanna change? CFA decided to do just that with its new voters’ education video – producing it not as a documentary, but as satirical skits starring the ascerbic, irreverent, but powerfully effective “Juana Change”. Donning multiple guises, Mae Paner plays Juana Change, whose 3-to 5-minute video skits are hard-hitting social commentaries that have become a


Dear Peace in Post-Asian Youth Day Workshop

Asian Youth Day (AYD) delegates from Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines had the chance to discuss CFA’s peace communication experience when they joined the Post-AYD Interreligious Workshop held at the Focolare Center in Manila from November 27-30, 2009. The workshop aimed to train the participants on ways to behave and act in an interreligious gathering;


Youth Leaders Demand: “Be the Change!”

Ang kabataan ay hindi ang pag-asa ng bayan. Ang kabataan ang bayan! (The youth is not the hope of the nation. The youth is the nation!) This is the resonating declaration of more than 1,300 student leaders from all over the country who gathered for the CEAP Bidahan: Be the Change National Youth Camp held


CFA Receives Donee Status Certification

The Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) has granted a three-year certification for donee institution status to the Communication Foundation for Asia, one month after the visit of the PCNC evaluation team to CFA offices. The certification means that CFA is deemed to have met all the criteria and standards set for NGOs. The PCNC

Jesus – the Divine Light that Shines in the World

31 December 2009 Today’s Readings: 1 John 2:18-21/John 1:1-18 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel passage we see how the evangelist John compares Christ to a divine light that has begun to shine in the world. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world.” Jesus throws light on the darkness of our human situation. This light that

The New Realities

30 December 2009 Today’s Readings: 1 John 2:12-17/Luke 2:36-40 REFLECTION The Gospel passage tells us of two contrasting fates: that of Anna and that of Jesus. Anna represents the faithful law-observant remnant of the chosen people who totally conform to God’s will and are expectant of his promised Kingdom. In preparation for it she spends

The Presentation In The Temple

29 December 2009 Today’s Readings: 1 John 2:3-11/Luke 2:22-35 REFLECTION If the Messiah is indistinguishable from the rest of us except in sin, how was Simeon able to recognize hin in the little child ? Simeon is a righteous and devout man awaiting the consolation of Israel and the Holy Spirit is upon him. The


28 December 2009 Today’s Readings: 1 John 1:5-2. 2/Matthew 2:13-18 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel passage speaks to us about dreams. Dreams play a pivotal role in our lives. Dreams come in different forms. Sometimes, they come to us in the middle of the night. Sometimes, they come as an idea or a passion that will not