National Council of Churches in the Philippines

Monday is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

This past October, member churches of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) gathered for regional webinars to raise awareness about online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) and share their plans for action. NCCP is a global partner of Presbyterian World Mission. Resource people from ECPAT Philippines (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) and Child Rights Network (CRN) provided presentations to promote awareness. Pastor Hazel Salatan, a United Methodist pastor who is in the faculty development program focused on Christian education at Union Theological Seminary, Philippines, urged churches and faith communities to provide safe spaces for children.   

Ecumenical collaboration as mission

Ecumenical collaboration is the core of my service as a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker. That collaboration includes partnering with Churches Witnessing with Migrants (CWWM), a grassroots network of migrants, migrant-serving groups and faith-based institutions. Through ecumenical collaboration, CWWM’s mission is to claim the God-given dignity of migrants in a framework of human rights, sustainability and development justice.