News • 24 February 2015 •
Position title: Coordinator
*to be named later as General Secretary, per Working Group recommendation
The Coordinator shall work from the Global Center located at 2/F BLVDM Ecumenical Center, NCCP, Bgy. West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines. He/She shall be responsible to the Working Group of Peace for Life (PfL).
Position purpose: Peace for Life is a gathering of peoples of faith from countries of the global South—Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, Africa—along with those from North America and Europe—a global faith-based movement resisting militarized globalization and creating life-enhancing alternatives.
We stand with a variety of networks, alliances, and movements where the...
PfL Statement • 15 January 2015 •
(PFL statement on the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines)
15 January 2015
(Photo: while Pope Francis wants to see and listen to the demands of the Filipino poor, cops block the bulk of people, who wants to see and welcome the Pope)
Manila, Philippines - The People’s Forum on Peace for Life, an international interfaith movement for global justice and peace, warmly welcomes Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines.
True to his call for reform in the Catholic Church, his visit to the Global South is an affirmation of his pastoral ministry to learn from the...
PfL Statement • 1 November 2014 •
17-18, October 2014 Davao City, Philippines
The People’s Forum on Peace for Life (PFL) has gathered here in Mindanao, in the city of Davao, to celebrate its 10-year anniversary as having been the most consistent, vocal, and principled global interfaith movement against Empire and all of the unjust systems of hierarchy and oppression that exist in a world wherein predatory corporate capitalism reigns supreme. The celebration took place in a form of an Interfaith Encounter and Peace Festival with the theme: “Towards a New World Without Empire:The Imperative of Muslim-Christian Solidarity”. Our meetings and...
PfL Statement • 17 July 2014 • People’s Forum on Peace for Life Secretariat
The People’s Forum on Peace for Life condemns the murderous Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip.
Operation Protective Edge is but a new name to the State of Israel’s longstanding policy of aggression against Palestinians, and serves to mock once more the dreams of all peace-loving peoples in the world for justice in the Holy Land.
Since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, at least 223 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,600 others injured as a result of Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip. Over 70 of the Palestinian casualties are women, children, and...
Statement • 25 June 2014 • Junaid Ahmad
(The following is a recent statement read at the Pakistan Conference in Toronto, Canada. http://pakistanconference.wordpress.com/)
Fellow colleagues, comrades, and friends:
I wish I could be there with you for this important and timely conference. The organizers have clearly done an excellent job at bringing together papers and voices which unsettle all of the tropes, mantras, and neo-orientalist assumptions about Pakistan and Pakistanis. Even though I write these brief words while the conference has not even begun yet, I can confidently anticipate a fruitful exchange of ideas that will certainly advance the progressive and liberationist intellectual - and...
Analysis • 11 June 2014 • Arnold Padilla, IBON Foundation
Philippine sovereignty remains seriously challenged even as the country marks its supposed 116th Independence Day on June 12. The biggest threat still comes from the US especially amid its so-called pivot to Asia. This foreign policy of the Obama regime involves the deepening of US-PH colonial ties such as through the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Recently signed, EDCA is now the most blatant symbol of US intervention in the country, much like the old US military bases in Subic and Clark. And like before, government is reciting all sorts of benefits to justify what is...
Statement • 10 June 2014 • Irfan Engineer
June 6, 2014
A protest was organized by DYFI-SFI-AIDWA (Democratic Youth Federation of India-Students’ Federation of India- All India Democratic Women’s Association), AISF (All India Secular Forum), Communalism Combat, Minorities Federation, Jan Sanskriti Manch and NAPM (National Alliance for People’s Movement) at Azad Maidan on June 5, 2014 against the gruesome killing of the innocent, visibly Muslim 28 year old IT professional, Shaikh Mohsin Sadiq, by a group of people allegedly belonging to the radical Hindu outfit called Hindu Rashtra Sena. The protest witnessed around 70 activists, journalists, academics, lawyers etc along with a strong...
News • 6 May 2014 • PfL Secretariat
An Organizational Transformation Team (OTT), created at the 3rd People’s Forum held in October 2013, concluded its meeting recently in Bangkok, Thailand. The OTT, which was tasked to review PfL’s ten years of work and propose new directions, was convened from March 22 to 27.
Participating in the Bangkok meeting were PfL Co-moderator Omega Bula, Working Group member Christopher Ferguson, Local Oversight Committee member Susan Cruz and former Working Group member Ranjan Solomon. The OTT team’s mandate includes:
(a) To review the report to the Jeju Assembly of the People’s Forum on Peace for Life held in...
Analysis • 13 January 2014 • Ninan Koshy
(Text of presentation at the International Conference on US Intervention in Sovereign Nations, Davao, Philippines, 13 to 18 January 2014, held under the auspices of the Ecumenical Bishops Forum, Philippines)
I deem it a great privilege to be invited to this International Conference of the Ecumenical Bishops Forum of the Philippines. The theme of the conference, “US intervention in sovereign countries”, is a bold theme reflecting the boldness of the witness of the EBF. I have known about the work of the EBF and this conference has given me an opportunity to learn about the challenges...
Women's Program • 4 December 2013 •
What follows is Peace for Life’s solidarity message issued on the occasion of the Grassroots Women’s Solidarity held last December 5, 2013 at Bali, Indonesia. Grassroots Women’s Solidarity was organized by International Women’s Alliance in partnership with Peace for Life and other organizations as part of the People’s Global Camp against the WTO scheduled on December 2-6, 2013 in Denpasar, Indonesia. It aimed to gather leader and advocates from various women’s organizations, CSO’s and grassroots social movements to raise collective voices against the devastating impacts of neoliberal trade in our lives and livelihoods and to...