A welcome reception and community forum in solidarity with Dr. Edith Burgos

March 07, 2008

The Philippines Solidarity Task Force of the California-Nevada Annual Conference joins in welcoming Dr. Edith Burgos for a reception and community forum this month at Filipino American United Church of Christ in Fremont, California.


Edith Burgos is the mother of Jonas Burgos, a young agriculturalist in the Philippines who was abducted in April, 2007, allegedly by military agents. Many believe Jonas was abducted because of his activism and support for genuine agrarian reform, as well as his work in organizing other peasants and farmers to advocate for changes in government policies through peaceful means. Jonas was 36 years of age at the time of his abduction.


Dr. Burgos is a secular Carmelite (a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites) and has been speaking extensively on behalf of the Desaparacidos, a rapidly growing national organization of families and loved ones of the disappeared in the Philippines.


Hear her story and be challenged by her message at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14, following a 6 p.m. reception. The Filipino American United Church of Christ is located at 4587 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536.


Cal-Nevada’s Philippines Solidarity Task Force is a co-sponsor of the event, along with The Council for Filipino Ministries of the Northern California-Nevada Conference of The United Church of Christ and the PANA Institute of Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley.


For additional information contact Rev. Dennis Duhaylungsod, (510) 209-1306; the Rev. Michael Yoshii, (510) 522-2688; or Ms. Laddie Galang, (510) 396-2347.


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