“It’s very overwhelming to communicate with Muslims [and finding] that they’re the same as me. It felt great. And they were just as overwhelmed with us. They really want to show that they are not the people we think they are. They’re the same as any of us. They’re not people we should be afraid of,” said Sandra, one of the Christian students participating in a mass videoconference.
Almost 25 years to the day, a new kind of people power is beginning in the Philippines. This one is taking place “virtually,” on giant screens, instead of live on the streets, but the seeds of change that are being planted offer the same kind of hope.