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Topic: Violence


A dirty war with innocents caught in the middle

August 14, 2013 · 

August 2, 2013 Estrella Basilico’s voice faltered as tears welled in her eyes. But holding them back, she looked at the camera and wasted no time in pleading for help. Her words sharp, but also filled with emotion, filled the room. “Please help us. My son and my nephew did nothing wrong. They are not […]

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Dalai Lama lashes out at Buddhist violence

May 18, 2013 · 

(Vatican Radio via CNUA) The Dalai Lama has implored Buddhist monks in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to put an end to a series of recent attacks on Muslims in their countries. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader spoke Tuesday night about religious violence when asked questions following a speech he delivered to 15,000 people at the […]

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REVENGE, FORGIVENESS AND MAKING PEACE

May 3, 2013 · 

by Fr. Shay Cullen The terrible crimes we witness against women and children, bombings against the innocent people in Boston, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere cause us to feel not only pity, but compassion with the victims and their families. Many people feel anger that cries out for revenge and vengeance. The perpetrators are acting out […]

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Canadian kills 2, shoots self in Cebu courthouse

January 23, 2013 · 

Jhunnex Napallacan Inquirer Visayas 11:00 am | Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 CEBU CITY, Philippines—A physician and a lawyer were killed while a female prosecutor was wounded when a Canadian national went on a shooting rampage inside the Palace of Justice about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the authorities said. Police said the suspect, identified as John Pope, […]

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2013,The year without fear ?

January 3, 2013 · 

2013: The year without fear? By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Members of the Sikh community hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (Jason DeCrow – AP) We are not going to be able to address a gun culture that makes […]

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HUMANITY, SPIRITUAL VALUES AND THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE

December 28, 2012 · 

by Fr. Shay Cullen The slaughter of twenty children, 6 and 7 year-olds and seven teachers last 14 December, 2012 with a legally purchased high powered semi-automatic assault weapon at The Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut by the 20- year-old Adam Lanza is the worst massacre in modern history of the United States. It […]

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FAIR TRADE IS JUSTICE IN ACTION

October 18, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

FAIR TRADE IS JUSTICE IN ACTION By Fr. Shay Cullen Email: shaycullen@preda.org (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) There is good news in the Philippines these days as the framework agreement for a way forward towards a peace settlement in Mindanao has been […]

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NON-VIOLENT LIVING IS TO BE FULLY HUMAN

August 24, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

NON-VIOLENT LIVING IS TO BE FULLY HUMAN by: Fr. Shay Cullen email: shaycullen@preda.org (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) Those of us striving to make this a more peaceful world are dismayed and saddened by news of violent acts, cruel killings and atrocities […]

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Philippines: ‘Child Soldiers’ Label Used by Military to Escape Accountability

May 6, 2011 · 

http://davaotoday.com/2007/04/17/philippines-child-soldiers-label-used-by-military-to-escape-accountability/PRESS STATEMENT April 16, 2007 Reference: Renato Macaspac, Advocacy Officer, 0928 247-3737 SALINLAHI Foundation for Children’s Concern Salinlahi Foundation, Inc. Alliance for Children’s Concern PO Box 1580-1155 QCCPO 1100 Q.C. Philippines “Child Soldiers” Label used by the Military to Escape Accountability over Cases of Children Victims of Human Rights Violations” Obedient, playful and fun-loving. These […]

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CHR: Davao lot yields 'human remains'

July 8, 2009 ·  By Katherine Adraneda, The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – The continuing investigation of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) into the Davao death squad has yielded skeletal remains at a privately owned property, believed to be the dumping ground of bodies of victims of summary killings in Davao City, the human rights body said yesterday. Armed with a search warrant issued […]

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