A Joint Statement of the Convenors of the Bishops-Ulama Conference on the occasion of the celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace, November 27-December 3, 2008. OUR sacred scriptures, the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur’an, reveal God’s/Allah’s eternal desire to unite His human creatures in whose image they were created. As divinely created beings, […]


VATICAN CITY, 7 NOV 2008 (VIS) – Made public yesterday afternoon was the final declaration of participants in the First Seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum, which took place in Rome from 4 to 6 November on the theme: “Love of God, Love of Neighbour”. Each of the two sides in the meeting was represented by […]

Religious Leaders, Govt. Exhorted to Act Against Kidnap Wave

ZAMBOANGA CITY – SILSILAH Dialogue Movement president Fr. Sebastianop D?ambra recently exhorted Muslim and Christian religious leaders to not just stop condemning rampant terrorist and violent acts committed against local civilians but ?to go from house to house and approach our people and say: Change, change.? Fr. D?Ambra made the appeal to his fellow Christian […]

Mindanao Youth Peace Summit and Peace Mission

A total of 70 tri-people youth leaders coming from all regions of Mindanao and some parts of Manila represented by various organizations advocating the culture of peace convened in a 5-day Mindanao Youth Peace Summit and Peace Mission with the theme of “Building Ethno-Cultural and Interfaith Bridges and Understanding among the Youth” from October 25-29, […]

Tanglaw Buhay Center Rehabs Trafficked Youths

RESPONDING to the call of Philippines Against Child Trafficking(PACT) to protect and help trafficked children, the three-month old Tanglaw Bahay Center (TBC) is now providing socio-economic services, reintegration, counseling and livelihood assistance including scholarships worth of P10,000 for every child victim. “At present, Tanglaw Buhay caters to up to 30 trafficked children, who are limited […]

Mindanao Peaceweavers Appeal to Govt., MILF to Halt Battles

ZAMBOANGA CITY – MEMBERS of the largest Mindanao-based civil society group has pleaded anew to the government and Moro rebels to stop the fighting in southern Philippines, which have already claimed several lives and damaged millions worth of properties. The Mindanao Peaceweavers, which is composed of more than 10 peace advocates groups, urged President Gloria […]

Mindanao Pastors Form Party-list Group to Boost Region

EVANGELICAL churches in Mindanao are taking the law into their hands, so to speak, by taking advantage of the Constitutional provision that allows party-list representation in Congress when it formed their own group to run in the 2010 elections. Mindanao pastors around the middle of this year completed the formation of their party-list group they […]

BABUH RUHAILA: A Rebel’s Odyssey for Her People’s Peace

SIMUNUL ISLAND, Tawi-Tawi – PEACE is indeed a long process. It has taken Babuh Ruhaila Sali almost four decades to struggle for this ultimate prize, and yet she still has to win it totally. From being a teen combatant in the early 70s to a development worker in late 90s and now a peace advocate, […]