Senseless Killings and Populist Regimes: Cries for Justice, Stories of Hope

By Daniel Franklin E. Pilario, CM

First presentation on a four-part lecture series that explores “The Summons of Social Justice: Perspectives from Asian Christianity” as a Visiting Professor and the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice 2021–22 at the St. John's University's Vincentian Center for Church and Society.

Lecture 1: “Senseless Killings and Populist Regimes: Cries for Justice, Stories of Hope”

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 7–8:30 p.m. EST
Location: The Little Theatre, in-person and live-streamed (7 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021).

Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took over the helm of power in 2016, his flagship program on the “War on Drugs” has killed more than 33,000 alleged drug addicts. The Vincentians have journeyed with the left-behind families, from the funeral of their loved ones to the everyday rebuilding of their lives. The harrowing experience of their widows and orphans is indescribable. But their stories of resistance point to unmistakable hope. What do we learn from them as Christians of our times?

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