Interfaith Prayer Vigils

Pagbangon (Rise-up): Filipinx Stories of Resistance, Prayers of Resilience

Join us on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in honor of International Human Rights Day for a virtual vigil with ritual, song, and call to action. We will center Filipinx voices impacted by inhumane U.S. immigration and incarceration policies, and US-backed human rights abuses in the Philippines.

We invite people of all faiths, cultures, and traditions to join us in embodying our Philippine values: magpagaling ng kababayan (healing of Filipinx community), paglaban (to fight), pagbangon (to rise up), and pagkikibaka (to struggle).

Speakers include:

  • Rev. Henry Pablo, Los Banos and Dos Palos United Methodist Church (UMC)
  • Rev. Jeanelle Ablola, Pine UMC
  • Rev. Jojo Gabuya, Fellowship Church of Reconciliation
  • Estelito Adiova, community leader in Imperial Regional Detention Center
  • Maria Legarda, Asian Prisoner Support Committee and Kasama ng Kalayaan
  • Shelly Clements, IM4HI volunteer and Kasama ng Kalayaan
  • Rev. Fel Cao, Faith and Riverside UMC
  • Johanna Dela Cruz, National Council of Churches in the Philippines


To learn more about our Filipinx faith organizing, read our blog post on Filipinx American History Month.

Join our Kasama ng Kalayaan collective to organize for the liberation and healing of our Filipinx community members impacted by immigration detention, deportation, and incarceration.