Progressive groups set ‘National Day of Prayer’ on June 12

News Philippines Jun 9, 2017 at 2:31 pm

By Ian Irving Bazarte

MANILA – Various progressive church, human rights and urban poor groups are set to hold an inter-faith prayer rally on Independence Day, June 12, to call for an end to President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao and for a stop to human rights violations.

Dubbed the “National Day of Prayer and Action for Peace and Human Rights,” the prayer rally aims to “renew the call for peace and respect for human rights amidst the rising tide of terrorism, martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart.” The groups will also appeal for the resumption of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

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