Fr. Ben and Naida introduce the National Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns – Inland Empire (NEFFCON-IE). In finding ways to combat human trafficking, Fr. Ben and Naida were inspired to live in mission and explore new ways to address social concerns that impact all of society. This journey leads them into a world full of oppression and racism. The result is learning how to be an advocate and develop intercultural awareness in order to answer the call to become active change agents and peacemakers. “Interculturality is the perpetual desire to encounter others,” as Fr. Ben describes. We must be intentional in how we make this encounter with others. NEFFCON-IE is a faith-based program that addresses these ecumenical concerns and listens to the heart of the people.