AK40 40 4-d-4 Project Tally Board

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The AK40 40 4-d-4 (for the Poor) Tally Board   Thank you for sharing your time, treasure and talent!   Donors of Twenty Thousand Diocese of Tagbilaran (First Diocesan-Donor)               Donors of Five Thousand Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Marcela Samson (first Family-Donor)               Donors of Two Thousand Ms Cynthia Correa (first staff-donor)                 Summary tally Board (as of 10 December 2014):      Countdown: Last 39 weeks (27,000) 39/40 (27000/4000000) as of 10 December 2014   Please help fill the gaps…

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Forty for the Poor (40 4-d-4) Project

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  Next year, 2015, marks the 40th year of the Alay Kapwa Program of the Philippine Catholic Church. Created in 1975 by the Catholic Bishops, Alay Kapwa is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program implemented by the CBCP National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) as part of its commitment to transform a society enlivened by the Gospel values of justice and peace, and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ with preferential option for the poor and marginalized. The number “40” is a symbol of God’s faithfulness to His promise of liberation from slavery and oppression. It is…

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Alay Kapwa 40 Logo

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The Image of Man in the Number 40 Four (4) formed a bended body while zero (0) a bowed down head signifies a person in HUMILITY, thanking God for the Gift of Service. Gratefulness to God for all the blessings manifested in our act of service to our neighbours especially the “poor”. The Colour – Ruby signifies love. It is a faithful passionate commitment to be of Service to the people of God especially the poor. The Theme (Matthew 25 :40) forming an arch that makes the man seems like a hunch-back signifies not a burden to the service, but…

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Strokes of the Soul to Fight Human Trafficking in Manila

The Manila leg of “Sounds, Strokes and Scribbles (SSS) of the Soul to Fight Human Trafficking” was held on Saturday, 22 November 2014 afternoon at 6/F Benedict Building of Quiapo Church. Through the support and assistance of MAPSA, as well Talitha Kum and Network of Families Living in the Street, seventy-three (73) participants from 5 Catholic Schools (Paco, Ermita and San Isidro Catholic Schools; Espiritu Santo and San Diego Parochial Schools) one Barangay (Talayan) and one partner organization (Kariton Empowerment Center) participated. This is the third and last leg of the Strokes (Poster making contest) component of the SSS to…

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Strokes of the Soul to fight Human Trafficking spearheaded in QC

The first PIMAHT activity for the “Sounds, Strokes and Scribbles (SSS) of the Soul to Fight Human Trafficking” – led by CBCP (represented by NASSA and Talitha Kum Philippines) – was held at St Peter’s Parish: Shrine of Leaders, Quezon City on 17 October 2014.   One hundred youth members (81) and leaders (24) of various parishes and schools (Batasan Hills National High School, FEU-NRMF, Dona Rosario High School, Tala High School, Women and Children’s Rights Advocates (WCRA), Brgy Bagong Silangan Elementary School, PUP, Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST), H. Bautista Elamentary School, Puso sa Puso…

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“Do Justice, Love Kindness” this National week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

  “Do Justice, Love Kindness” (Micah 6:8) – the Year of the Poor campaign slogan – challenges us to remember Jesus, not to see poverty as just numbers or statistics, but see as Jesus sees every human face, especially our brothers and sister suffering from poverty in the forms of oppression, ignorance and injustices,” CBCP-NASSA Archbishop Rolando Tirona reminds fellow Bishops as a commemoration of the national Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.   October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty designated by United Nations since 1993.  This year’s theme: “To think, decide and act together against…

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Year of the Poor and Alay Kapwa 40 Launching

October 6, 2014 YEAR OF THE POOR in 40 YEARS OF ALAY KAPWA: “Do justice and Love kindness” As we continue our 5th centenary journey to the new evangelization, we are strongly confronted with the sad reality of poverty and injustice in the Philippines, many remains to be materially poor. The challenge for the Church in the Philippines to be a Church of the Poor as demanded by the PCP II is even more valid as before. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) officially declared 2015 as the YEAR OF THE POOR inspired with the theme from the…

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Reminder for the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty (17 October)

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty designated by United Nations since 1993.  This year’s theme: “To think, decide and act together against extreme poverty” calls for the need to include people living in poverty as partners in building our understanding and knowledge of more sustainable forms of development.  While the UN urges local, national and international institutions to create genuine participatory mechanisms, with accountability and grievance mechanisms at all levels, it is also the time for us to prepare to enter the Year of the Poor in November 2014 – the third of the…

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SHeG communities join Farmers Congress Orientation Seminar in Gumaca

To start the 2-day Basic Orientation Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture (BOSSA), twenty-three participants from the Self-Help Group (SHeG) communities** of the Social Action Center of Diocese the Gumaca (Caritas SAC Gumaca) participated in the 10th Farmers Congress on 12 May 2014, held in the Gymnasium of the Diocese. The annual Congress is organized for the members of MASINOP (Magsasakang Sinusunod ang Organikong Pagsasaka) sector of MSK (Munting Sambayanang Kristyano or the local BEC) from 21 Barangays and guests from Calauag and other towns in the Diocese of Lucena, under programs related to Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming in the Diocese….

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NASSA, PhilamLife to train dioceses in skills development

MANILA, Jan. 24, 2014—The National Secretariat for Social Action of the Catholic Bishops Conference has partnered with PhilamLife Foundation in training diocesan partners to acquire new skills for development. In a memorandum of agreement signed on January 21 with NASSA, Philam Foundation, Inc (PFI) agreed to have its employees from different departments to help NASSA, including the Social Action Centers in all dioceses to acquire and develop new skills on financial management, marketing strategies, communication development, training and other skills needed. Maximillan G. Ventura, PFI Executive Director, said that together with CBCP-NASSA, PFI envisions an empowered Filipino society. “CBCP-NASSA has…

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