Monday, 14 July 2008

Filipino church leaders risk death for advocating change

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/filipino.church.leaders.risk.death.for.advocating.change/20482.htm
by Ingrid Yap, Christian Post
14 Jul 2008


Bishop Eliezer M Pascua leads a church that lives at the intersection of uncertainty and faith.

Pascua, General Secretary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), has seen 26 pastors and lay leaders killed over the past five years for the Christian positions they have maintained on a number of social issues.

Church leaders who continue to speak out for the nation’s marginalised do so not knowing how the military and government might react. Imprisonment or death could result.

Nevertheless, the UCCP holds fast to its conviction that faithfulness requires the church to be advocates for people who are disenfranchised.

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