May 2017

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Currently, more people face famine today than any time in modern history. Famine has been declared in South Sudan. Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are on the brink of famine. Globally, more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, while millions more suffer from drought and food shortages. In this desperate situation children suffer most and become increasingly vulnerable. The UN is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

Orientation on human trafficking in the Philippines

Continuing our series of awareness raising on human trafficking, Sister Nympha Que went to the Bontoc Vicariate, a mountain province in the Philippines. The area is inhabited by indigenous peoples called Ifugao or Igorot. This is also the place where the famous Banawe rice terraces are found. It is a beautiful place high up on the mountains with hair raising bends on the roads. The first group she talked with consisted of priests, religious men and women, government employees, and church leaders.