Beats and chants. Hues and tints. Angles and shots. Gestures and dialogue. All fusing together into one united call for peace from 36 young Christians and Muslims. For the third time since 2006, the Communication Foundation for Asia brings together Christian and Muslim high school students in a one-week summer peace camp featuring workshops on
Here’s a crash course on how to report election frauds and violations. In a helpful article in the voters’ education workbook produced by the Communication Foundation for Asia for PPCRV, CFA writer Cara Funk gives some tips on how to spot campaign irregularities or election offenses, and how to report anomalies and protect your vote.
30 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6 REFLECTION It was believed that a person about to die has prophetic powers that one can speak about future events. Hence the last words of the dying are cherished by all those present. Jesus is about to leave his disciples because of his impending passion and death.
29 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 13:13-25/Jn 13:16-20 REFLECTION “Whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” Sending is a typical practice in the ancient traditions. There are large collections of literature in many cultures on rituals pertaining to sending and even the Church adapted
27 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30 REFLECTION The Jews believe that the time was ripe for the Messiah to come to the national scene. Now comes Jesus who is reputed to be the Messiah but does not fir their expectations. So they scrutinize and dissect him never giving their hearts a chance to
26 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:1-10 REFLECTION The metaphor of the gate and the shepherd complement each other. The shepherd is the heart and the soul of the flock. They entrust him to take care of all their needs. He calls his flock to grace in the fields and leads them out of
25 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 13:14.43-52/Jn 10:27-30 REFLECTION The shepherds of the Jewish people thought they could achieve unity by promoting national pride by maintaining the privileges of the higher groups and by discrimination against the non-Jews. But Jesus unites his people solely by attracting them to himself by letting people experience who he
24 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 9:31-42/Jn 6:60-69 REFLECTION Simon Peter’s pronouncements attest to the truth that the internal sign of faith within the heart of a believer is one proof of the authenticity of Christ. He speaks in here of the twelve. They all have experienced the irreplaceability of Christ in their lives. They
23 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 9:1-20/Jn 6:52-59 REFLECTION Jesus promises that the believer who partakes of this Eucharistic presence will have perfect unity with him. The believer will be incorporated into the divine family and will share divine life. In a sense this inner experience of divine life is one proof of the authenticity
22 April 2010 Today’s Readings: Acts 8:26-40/Jn 6:44-51 REFLECTION “I am the living bread that come down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever…and the bread I will give is my flesh…” This is among the most controversial passages that you may encounter in the Johanine literature and this line even caused commotions