FLY-A-KITE AGAINST BNPP! Enough of Immoral Debts!

The Faith-based Congress Against Immoral Debts (FCAID), in coordination with the Network Opposed to the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (NOtoBNPP!), invites you to “FLY-A-KITE AGAINST BNPP! Enough of Immoral Debts!” This will be on April 13, 2009, Monday, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm, at Pinaglabanan Shrine, Pinaglabanan St., Brgy. Corazon de Jesus, San Juan City.

The main highlight of the event is the “Collective Ascension of Kites Against the BNPP”, which will be led by HIS EXCELLENCY MOST REV. BRODERICK S. PABILLO, D.D. of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. He will be joined by Fr. Fernando A. Loreto, Parish Priest of Morong, Bataan, and various parishes, dioceses, religious congregations, evangelical communities, schools, seminaries, lay formations, civic groups and leaders of social movements and coalitions, in Metro Manila. The simultaneous flying of kites starts at 2:00 p.m. (Please see Program below and attached)

Please join us in this event and together we raise our voices to say NOtoBNPP!

We advise everyone to please come on time.

1:00-2:00 Photo Opportunity (youth groups of various parishes)

2:00 –3:00 Main Event: “Collective Ascension of Kites Against the BNPP”

3:00–4:00 Basic kite flying workshop for kids

4:00–5:00 Mini Kite Show

5:00–6:00 Closing/Wrap up
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila
Chairperson, National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)

Fr. Fernando A. Loreto
Parish Priest of Morong, Bataan & Diocese of Balanga

Faith-based Groups (initial participants):
Fr. John Leydon, Missionary Society of St. Columban
Diocese of Novaliches
Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic King (OSB)
Order of Friars Minor (OFM) – Frisco Community and St. Anthony Shrine/V.O.T Friary – Fr. Rolly Abas & Bro. Ver Mendoza, OFM
Order of Preachers (OP)/ Siena College Q.C.- Sr. Edeva Jover, O..P.
Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) – Sr. Arnold Maria Noel, SSPs
Faith-Based Congress Against Immoral Debts (FCAID) – Fr. Ben Moraleda
Diliman Campus Bible Church (DCBC)
Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (to be confirmed).

Social Movements, Coalitions & Sectors (initial participants)
NOtoBNPP!- Ms. Loretta Anne Pargas-Rosales
NOtoBNPP! – Atty. Corazon Fabros
Nuclear Free Bataan Movement (NFBM)
Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) – Ana Maria Nemenzo
Greenpeace SEA – Beau Baconguis & Francis Joseph Dela Cruz
Lingkod Tao-Kalikasan – Sr. Aida Velasquez, OSB
Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya (KPD)
Care for the Earth
Great Work Movement
National Museum Volunteers

Private individuals and families have also sponsored and donated kites and would come to the event.

FCAID is led by a coordinating committee composed of the following members: Association of the Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP-Secretariat), Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA), Institute of Studies for Asian Church and Culture (ISACC), Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission (JPICC-AMRSP), Kaalagad Katipunang Kristiyano (KKK), Women and Gender Commission (WGC-AMRSP), and the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC).


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