Valuing Indigenous Earth Wisdom 2016
Lagawe, Ifugao. Last Jul 2, 2016, more than 34 church leaders of Lagawe and other parts of Ifugao attended a seminar workshop on “Valuing Indigenous Earth Wisdom”, held in the Parish Hall of the Diocese of Lagawe. The workshop was organized by the Lagawe Parish in partnership with the Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary of Baguio City.
Fr. John Habawel welcomed the participants and pointed out the relevance of the workshop in line with the Catholic church’ s concern for the environment and as a response to Pope Francis XVI’s encyclical letter Laudato Si- “On Care For Our Common Home”. In the encyclical, Pope Francis recognized indigenous people’s contributions in caring for the earth.