“Trash-lacion” of the Black Nazarene

At the outset, we state that the EcoWaste
Coalition acknowledges and respects the beliefs and sacrifices of the devotees
of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno.  We
make the following photos publicly available not to put down the people’s age-old
devotion to the Black Nazarene, but to encourage the Church and the society to ponder
and embrace much-needed ecological reforms in the manner in which we manifest our
faith.  Human activities, especially our faith-inspired
feasts, should not add to the garbage crisis and damage our already fragile
environment.   These photos were taken in the afternoon of January 9, Feast of the Black Nazarene, at Carlo Palanca and Villalobos Streets and Quezon Boulevard, Quiapo, Manila.