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Irish Columban Priest Kidnapped in Southern Philippines October 13th, 2009

mick-sinnott-sscFr. Mick Sinnott, a member of the Missionary Society of St. Columban (the Columban Fathers) and a friend of the Oblates in the Philippines, was kidnapped on Sunday, Oct. 11. Our colleagues with the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach are asking for your prayers and action.

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“Philippines: Mining or Food?” – Report launched in London February 23rd, 2009

“Focus on rice production and not on mining” says new report on mining in the Philippines
Right Hon Clare Short; Clive Wicks; Robert Goodland; Bishop John Arnold auxiliary in the Catholic Diocese of Westminster; Anglican Bishop Michael Doe General Secretary of Anglicans in World Mission

L to R: Right Hon Clare Short; Clive Wicks; Robert Goodland; Bishop John Arnold auxiliary in the Catholic Diocese of Westminster; Anglican Bishop Michael Doe General Secretary of Anglicans in World Mission

Church opposition in the Philippines to destructive mining on its islands was supported by Church leaders in Britain on 9 February at the launch of a new report at Westminster titled, Philippines: Mining or Food? It was commissioned by the UK-based Working Group on Mining in the Philippines, which is chaired by Clare Short MP and involves Columban Faith and Justice, the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility, and Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links. The Oblate JPIC Office is preparing a US launch in the coming weeks.

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