Transforming the Philippines
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Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 04:29:12 PM EST
In the Philippines ITN teams are indoctrinating, by government order, the entire 100,000-plus officers of the Philippine national police force with an ITN "transformation" course based on Rick Warren's book the Purpose Driven Life. The Philippine army and judiciary have become agents of "transformation" as well according to ITN's Philippine agent King Flores, who described at the International Transfomation Network's 2008 Argentina conference,

"In the police force today The Purpose Driven Life program was instituted nationwide, over 120,000 policemen. The top brass military officers are doing likewise. Our soldiers were trained, not just an army, for the armed forced - they have been deployed as soldiers of the Lord to preach the Gospel.

And our judiciary was not even spared. Our Chief Justice now is working to disciple the whole nation. He's moving around the nation teaching how to transform our nation. And in the Presidential Palace whom we visited three years ago, with brother Ed, our president has welcomed Jesus into the palace. If God can do this in the Philippines God can do this in your city and God can do this in your nation !"

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) :
Following the 1986 formation of an Acholi-based rebel movement aimed at overthrowing Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, from 1986 into the late 1990's the Ugandan military initiated a campaign of terror, through massacres and human rights atrocities, against nearly two million Northern Ugandans, mainly from the Acholi tribe who were forced, ostensibly for protection against the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, into squalid, tightly packed and undefended concentration camps along the Uganda-Congo border.

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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