Transforming the Philippines
In a March 2010 newsletter, Ed Silvoso described meeting in February 2010 with President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo:
"Via the personal presidential secretary who Ed and Ruth led to the Lord during their last visit, the opportunity emerged to minister to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and deliver a timely prophetic word, along with Ed's book Transformation, which she received."
By Silvoso's account the ITN also has substantial sway within the Philippine Army:
"Ed spent time with the 3 Star General who is Chief of the Army, who along with the National Chief of Police are being pastored by Harvest Evangelism team members. As a result, every officer in the Army and tens of thousands of police officers now receive training on transformation principles. On top of this, during his lunch with Ed and Ruth and the Harvest team, the Army Chief and his wife were anointed as parents over the Army, 82,000 soldiers."
* (footnote for Transforming Hawaii) :
A 1997 report from a United Kingdom Acholi refugee group blamed Ugandan President Yowerie Museveni for initiating the conflict. The plight of Ugandans in the camps has been extensively chronicled including through short documentary videos now available on Youtube, but the situation has received little mainstream media coverage even though a former United Nations undersecretary has described the situation as slow genocide.
Dr. Adam Branch, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University who lived in the Northern Uganda camps for one year states,
"We have all, I hope, heard of the crisis of displacement in northern Uganda. At its peak, two million Ugandans-almost 10% of the entire population- were driven from their homes through a government campaign of murder, torture, threats, and bombing and burning down villages, and forced to live in squalid, unprotected internment camps."
Branch was the lead researcher in a September 2007 report on the Northern Uganda camps, Fostering the Transition in Acholiland: From War To Peace, From Camps To Home.
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