River Above Asia and Oceania Ecclesial Network

Reflection

Of wounded healers and urgent action on the ecological pandemic

Of wounded healers and urgent action on the ecological pandemic https://youtu.be/wNhGUh_WGz8 Cardinal Charles Maung Bo Dear friends, greetings from Myanmar. Mingalarbar. It is with great joy that I wish to be part of this great deliberation on Community, Faith, and Nature: Voices from Oceania and Asia at the Forefront of Climate Reconciliation. I address two …

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Cultivating hope in community through youth training

Cultivating hope in community through youth training https://youtu.be/trvMbiCnxLw Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center Hope has become a scarce resource in several communities in the margins, a year after battling the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on daily lives and socio-economic welfare of many Filipinos. Millions who migrated to urban centers for work were forced to …

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Organic gardening as a work of heart

Organic gardening as a work of heart Sister Ma Lani Saligumba ACI Home gardening has become a popular initiative among households in the Philippines affected by lockdowns due to the pandemic. It is particularly interesting because Filipinos who had little or no interest in home gardening are growing herbs and leafy greens in their balconies …

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Indigenous youth in Mindanao, Philippines: What is climate action really about?

Indigenous youth in Mindanao, Philippines: What is climate action really about? In March and September 2019, Indigenous youth leaders, students and staff of the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Centre (APC) in Mindanao, Philippines engaged in climate action activities in solidarity with the Global Climate Strikes, where they shared their cultural values and practices that contribute …

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Values and Voices in Mapping Community Concerns

Values and Voices in Mapping Community Concerns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKV4-K6QCy8&t=3s Mapping the concerns and responses of local communities in Oceania and Asia highlights the new ecological norm that is being called for by community and Church leaders from the region. Through the ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—˜๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ (๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ข๐—˜๐—ก) ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด platform, individuals and groups are able …

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Kayan voice on balancing methods of resource extraction: curbing electrofishing in Belu Chaung

Kayan voice on balancing methods of resource extraction: curbing electrofishing in Belu Chaung https://youtu.be/6QxyrGCkC9g I am Agnes Aye Min Thant and I am from a small town called Pekhon, located in Southern Shan State, Myanmar. I am born Kayan, one of the ethnic minorities of Myanmar. In Pekhon, there are other subtribes of Myanmar such …

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Reflections on the launch of River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network

Reflections on Forests, Oceans, and Cultures Representatives from communities in Asia and Oceania shared realities, challenges, initiatives, and opportunities in their respective contexts during the RAOEN virtual launch. Below are their stories: Sr Makareta Tawaroa – New Zealand Yeni Kristanti – Indonesia Rosalyn – Myanmar Somnuek – Thailand Message from  Auimatagi Joe Moeono-Kolio, Greenpeace International …

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