Ecumenical youth fellowship against the revival

of theBataan Nuclear Power Plant

 

QC - Morong, Bataan

 

March 26-27, 2009

 

 

 

The Interfaith Network Against BNPP (IFNABNPP) Revival formulated an overnight solidarity fellowship for the Young people to act against the revival of the monster project BNPP. This activity is dubbed as Ecumenical Youth Fellowship Against BNPP. This hopes to consolidate the young people to act together against BNPP Revival by engaging the young people through study of the issue, to collectively reflect on it as well as to have solidarity with some of the young people in the area as one way of showing support to the cause.

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Photos courtesy of Promotion of Church Peoples Response (PCPR)
           
           

 

Ecumenical Youth Fellowship Against BNPP Revival
 

Rationale:


You may have heard a real-and current threat about the scheme being represented by Cong. Mark Cojuangco and his allies to re-open a monster project- the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) .
 

It can be recalled that the BNPP was mothballed due to thousands of defects. These would put the populace, the animals, plants and natural resources of Bataan and nearby provinces at risk. The issue of corruption has been recorded during Marcos time at the very moment when it has made a contract with the Westinghouse Corporation and other firms.
 

Memories would remind us that it was through the collective action of the people that the project was exposed and eventually the government was forced to mothball it.
 

However, the Filipino people were made to pay for the debt we never benefited from. The succeeding presidents of the Philippines after the ouster of Marcos paid the loan amounting to US$2.3 billion and
some US$640 million worth of interest payments. It was from an initial estimated cost of US$600 million in 1975. The Philippines only finished paying it off in 2007.
 

Are we grateful to the former presidents? And now to Gloria Arroyo?
NOW THE TIME TO ACT HAS COME! We cannot afford to abandon the fight started by our people. We are being called to choose and to act on matters that would favor the interest of the people, our natural world and our national patrimony.
 

The Interfaith Network Against BNPP (IFNABNPP) Revival formulated an overnight solidarity fellowship for the Young people to act against the revival of the monster project BNPP. This activity is dubbed as Ecumenical Youth Fellowship Against BNPP. This hopes to consolidate the young people to act together against BNPP Revival by engaging the young people through study of the issue, to collectively reflect on it as well as to have solidarity with some of the young people in the area as one way of showing support to the cause.

 

The activities include: Educational Discussion on the BNPP issue, Biblico-Theological Reflection, solidarity night/presentation, Walk Against BNPP Revival and the Act of Symbolic Closure of BNPP and Ecumenical Service in partnership with the Diocese of Morong.
 

This is being organized by our ecumenical friends through the organizations: PCPR, KASIMBAYAN, NCCP, EBF, O CARM and Board of Women’s Work. This event will be facilitated by PCPR and KKKP.
 

Name of the Activity: Ecumenical Youth Fellowship Against BNPP
 

1. To strengthen our resolve to campaign against the revival of the
BNPP


2. To build ecumenical unity among the youth for a common endeavor
in caring for the earth and exposing corruption in our country as
being manifested in the project of BNPP revival
 

3. To plan out steps in consolidating our efforts against the revival of
the BNPP
 

Organizers:

 

Promotion of Church Peoples Response
National Council of Churches in the Philippines
Kapatiran para sa Simbahan at sa Bayan (KASIMBAYAN)
Ecumenical Bishops Forum
Board of Women’s Work, PCC-UMC
Order of Carmelites
Kalipunan ng Kristiyanong Kabataan sa Pilipinas

 

     
     
     
     
           
           
     
     
           
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Campaigning against the revivial of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

           
 
           
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