DEFEND MINDANAO FROM MINING PLUNDER!
Defend our Land and Patrimony!
Defend our Future! An Interfaith Statement of the Peoples of Mindanao
MindaNews / 22 January 2006
Adopted by the delegates to the Mindanao Interfaith Conference on Mining Plunder January 20, 2006 Zamboanga del Norte Convention Center, Dipolog City "That Creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God" - Romans 8:21
"And the earth We have spread out; set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance." -Qur'an, 15:19
"(Land is) a gift from Magbabaya to a people he has put in a place in order to develop and guard Creation. As a divine gift, it could not be owned by anyone for one cannot own that which gives life." - Dibabawon Tribe
We -- representatives from the Lumad and Moro peoples, the Catholic and Protestant churches, people's organizations, local governments, advocates for the environment, and other support groups--- gather in this historic conference in Mindanao to strengthen our unity in faith, convictions, and action against large-scale mining plunder...
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