Mission Event at DePaul’s Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (CWCIT)
Rev. Amado Picardal, CSsR, gives this third talk in the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology‘s “Corporal Works of Mercy” lecture series, addressing the more than 10,000 murders carried out by police & death squads in Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs. Suspected of being addicts & pushers, the majority of murder victims are among the poor. Besides helping bury the dead and providing economic & psychosocial assistance to families of victims, the Catholic Church in the Philippines is exercising a prophetic role. In addition to having established community-based rehab programs for drug users & addicts, the Church is monitoring & denouncing human rights violations & extending sanctuary to witnesses.
About the Speaker: Rev. Amado Picardal, CSsR, is a 63-year-old Filipino Catholic priest & member of the Redemptorist Congregation. A human rights & peace advocate, he has served as spokesperson of the Coalition Against Summary Execution (based in Davao, Philippines) since 2003 and of the Network Against Killings in the Philippines since 2016.
Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314B
2250 N Sheffield Ave
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