Muslims, Christians Hold Interfaith Rights Rally

December 9, 2008

Author: Al Jacinto

Source: GMA News

Muslim and Christian religious leaders held an interfaith prayer rally in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The organizers of the prayer rally also displayed several photographs of political activists and civilians, who were either abducted or summarily executed in the Philippines.

Many students and human rights and peace advocates joined the rally held at the Plaza Pershing in downtown Zamboanga.

They also lighted candles in front on the photographs and offered prayers; many were calling for justice for victims of summary executions and human rights violations.

"This prayer rally is dedicated to all those victims of human rights in the Philippines. We just pray that the unabated political killings shall stop in the Philippines," said human rights advocate, Marie San Jose.