Philippines: Human Rights Forum with Rev. Rex Reyes

Dinner and public forum on human rights situation in the Philippines with Rev. Rex Reyes
first indigenous General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2011; 5 pm - 9 pm
Where: Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Road, Beaconsfield, Québec H9W 2P1 (off Sherbrooke)

The Centre d'appui aux Philippines - Centre for Philippine Concerns (CAP-CPC) invites you to meet Reverend Rex Reyes* at a dinner hosted by Beaconsfield United Church and the CAP-CPC.

The evening, which will be held at Beaconsfield United Church (202 Woodside Road, in Beaconsfield off Sherbrooke) on Wednesday, June 1st from 5:00 - 9:00pm,  will include a pasta supper, cultural presentations and a public forum.

Padi Rex, as he is fondly called by his kakailian (townmates), comes to visit and update us on the human rights situation in the Philippines.

While in Canada Fr. Rex will be address the Montreal/Ottawa Annual Conference Assembly of the United Church;  attend an event hosted by First United Church in Ottawa: meet with Members of Parliament; and visit local organizations such as Mine Watch Canada, as we work together to mobilize our Canadian leaders into action addressing the Human Rights Violations that continue in the Philippines.

This is our chance to hear Fr. Rex's stories and give him a warm welcome to Montreal.

For further details and to find out how you can help with this important Social Justice work, please contact
The Reverend Shaun Fryday : (514) 695-0600 or by email at bu1@bellnet.ca (BUC)
Tony DeJesus at   tonyndj@hotmail.com ; Fr. Art Calaycay at   frart01@sympatico.ca (CAP-CPC)

*The Reverend Father Rex Reyes is an Igorot Priest from Sagada, Mountain Province. He belongs to the Episcopal Church of the Philippines and is the first indigenous General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), a fellowship of 10 church denominations and 10 service organizations. The Episcopal Church and the Philippine Independent Church are members of the NCCP.