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PCEC, Lausanne, WEA hold SEA Creation Care Conference

March 22, 2014


Ninety (90) Evangelical church leaders, theologians, scientists and Creation Care practitioners from Southeast Asia had participated in the Southeast Asia Plus Regional Conference on Creation Care and the Gospel.

Held March 17-21, 2014 at Widus Hotel, Clark, Pampanga, the conference sought to present the ecological situations in Asia, the Biblical mandate to take care of the environment, and the ways on how delegates can spark creation care movements in their countries.

Hosted by the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, together with The Lausanne Movement – Creation Care and the World Evangelical Alliance Creation Care Task Force.
The same conference had been previously held in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2010, and in Jamaica in 2012. The next one is slated this year in East and Central Africa.

Key Resource Speakers include: Rev. Edward Brown, Director and CEO of Care of Creation; Mr. Philip Chang, Chairman, Interserve Malaysia; Rev. Dave Bookless, Director of Theology, A Rocha International, Mr. David Gould, OMF’s Creation Care Advocate; Rev. Ed Lapiz, Founder & Head, Day by Day Ministries; and Bishop Efraim Tendero, National Director, PCEC.

Below are some of the feedback from the delegates:

“This conference has been amazing and the hosts are incredibly hospitable. It would be wonderful if more sustainable living habits could be incorporated into the next conference.”

“(I will) engage more specifically with community locally, working towards more conservation in my local vicinity.”

“This conference has successfully enlightened and strengthened my world view on creation care.”

“I have a colleague that we are serving for Holistic Mission in 20 churches at our place, and I will share the care of God’s creation to them.”

SEA Regional Conference on Creation Care and the Gospel Declaration
(An Affirmation of the Jamaica 2012 Call to Action)

1. Advocate new commitment to a simple lifestyle.
2. Build new and robust theological work.
3. Call for leadership from the church in the Global South.
4. Devise mobilization of the whole church and engagement of all of society.
5. Engage in environmental missions among unreached people groups.
6. Formulate radical action to confront climate change.
7. Generate sustainable principles in food production.
8. Harness an economy that works in harmony with God’s creation.
9. Intensify local expressions of creation care.
10. Join prophetic advocacy and healing reconciliation.


PCEC, CBCP, Malacanang hold Interfaith Dialogue on Climate Change
March 15, 2014
PCEC, in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, convened 185 key leaders of different faith-based groups at the Interfaith Dialogue on Climate Change on March 14, 2014, at Malacanan Palace, Manila. This is also a follow-up of the first dialogue held on Nov. 25, 2010.

Participants from the Catholic, Evangelical, Muslim, Buddhist, and other faith sectors assessed the progress of the intervention and the plans of action of different groups in promoting climate change consciousness.

The gathering also sought to intensify the faith groups’ engagement in Climate Change, particularly on issues in Agriculture Water and Food security, Appropriate Transportation, Safe Power Generation, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation.

Commissioner Heherson Alvarez presented the current situation on climate change, while Archbishop Antonio Ledesma gave a presentation on “Mobilizing Faith-based Communities”.

Rev. Ed Brown of Care for Creation, Inc. / Lausanne International also presented on “Greening and Sustainable Projects”. Ustaz Ubdulwahid Inju of the Muslim community spoke on the “Best Practices in the Grassroots Level”. Workshops were also held in the afternoon.




PCEC, Salvation Army hold Chaplaincy Training in Visayas
February 25, 2014
As part of the continuing response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, PCEC and the TraumaCARE Committee of the Philippine Evangelical Disaster Response Network (PEDRN) held a series of Disaster Chaplaincy Trainings for pastors, lay leaders, children’s workers and school-based guidance counsellors on Feb. 17-27.

The first two sessions were held on February 19-22 hosted by Philippine Children’s Ministries Network (PCMN) in Calbayog City, Samar, where 80 attended. Session 3 was in Cebu City on February 24-25, hosted by the Cebu Provincial Ministers Association (CPMA), with 200 participants.

Dr. Kevin Ellers, Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator, Salvation Army USA Central Territory, served as the Resource Speaker.