Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Conference Program

Monday, July 11
9:00 a.m. Orientation (presentation)
Depart for Field Visits to witness Peacebuilding in Action—4 options within two-hour drive:
a) Diocese of Kidapawan- interreligious dialogue initiative
b) Bual Zone of Peace (Muslim and Christian community)
c) Parish of Pikit and Spaces for Peace
d) Pagalungan – Muslim community’s peace and development initiatives

Tuesday, July 12
9-3:00 p.m. Field Visits Continue
6:00 p.m. Dinner in Davao
7:30 p.m. Opening Plenary
Prayer/Introductions
Small groups: Reflection on field visits

Wednesday, July 13
7:00 a.m. Mass
6:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Rituals/Welcome
Archbishop Fernando Capalla, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Davao
Aleem Mahmod Mala Adilao, Chariman, Southern Mindanao Chapter, Ulama League of the Philippines
Apo Marshall Daul, Lumad Elder, Advisory Board, CRS Grassroots Peace Learning Center
9:00 a.m. Introduction to Conference
Jerry Powers, Coordinator, Catholic Peacebuilding Network
Myla Leguro, Peace & Reconciliation Program Manager, Catholic Relief Services
9:30 a.m. Contextualization: Current challenges for peacebuilding in Mindanao (presentation)
Carino Antequisa, Country Program Accompanier, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
10:00 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Peace Education Initiative
Moderator: Ofelia Durante, Director, Research Office, Ateneo de Zamboanga (handout/presentation)
Sr. Jo Chiongson, Program Coordinator, OND HESED – Child Peace Education (presentation)
Myla Leguro, Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute and Grassroots Peace Training (handout/presentation)
Essex Giguiento, Notre Dame University Peace education program (presentation)
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Interreligious Dialogue
Moderator: Bishop Antonio Ledesma- Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue (presentation)
Fr. Sebastinao D’Ambra, President, Silsilah Dialogue Movement (handout)
Miriam Suacito, Executive Director, Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc. (presentation)
Fr. Flordelito Nazareno, Interreligious Dialogue Coordinator, Prelature of Marawi (handout/presentation)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Grassroots / Community Peacebuilding
Moderator: Myrna Siose, Director, Year of Service Program, Xavier Science Foundation
Guiamel Alim, Executive Director, Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc. (handout/presentation)
Adele Nayal, Peacebuilding/Peace Education Program Officer, Immaculate Conception Parish, Pikit (handout/presentation)
4:30 p.m. Synthesis of the day
Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor, Kroc Institute for Int’l Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
Cesar Villanueva, Director, Niall O’Brien Peace Center (presentation)
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:15 p.m. Informal Presentations on Peacebuilding Initiatives by Conference Participants (Optional)

Thursday, July 14
7:00 a.m. Mass
6:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Preliminaries
9:00 a.m. Peace Advocacy
Moderator: Grace Rebollos, Vice Chair, Peace Advocates Zamboanga (presentation)
Fr. Angel Calvo, President, Peace Advocates Zamboanga (presentation)
Mary Ann Arnado, Deputy Director, Initiatives for International Dialogue, Mindanao Peaceweavers (presentation)
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Synthesis of Catholic contribution and Theological Reflection on Mindanao Peacebuilding Initiatives Presenter: Msgr. Tony Pueyo, Dean, Graduate School, Notre Dame of Tacurong College (handout/presentation)
Respondent:
Fr. Peter-John Pearson, Director, Parliamentary Liaison Office, Southern African Bishops’ Conference
Noon Lunch
2:00 p.m. Small group discussions
1) Peace education
2) Interreligious dialogue
3) Grassroots Peacebuilding
4) Advocacy
5) TBD based on needs of participants
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Plenary discussion
Facilitator: John Paul Lederach, Professor, Kroc Institute for Int’l Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
5:00 p.m. Synthesis of the day
Loreta Castro, Director of the Center for Peace Education, Miriam College (handout)
6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Mindanao Cultural Presentation

Friday, July 15
6:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Preliminaries
9:00 a.m. Synthesis John Paul Lederach, Professor, Kroc Institute for Int’l Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame – Linking the theory and practice of peacebuilding (handout/presentation)
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Synthesis (continued) Dialup (28K-56K) | Broadband (100K+)
Benedicto Bacani, Dean of College of Law, Notre Dame University (Mindanao) – Lessons Learned (presentation)
Scott Appleby, Director, Kroc Institute for Int’l Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame – What is distinctively Catholic about peacebuilding in Mindanao? (handout)
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. How Can CPN contribute to peacebuilding in Mindanao?/Future direction of CPN Moderator: Jerry Powers, Coordinator, Catholic Peacebuilding Network
Myla Leguro, Peace & Reconciliation Program Manager, Catholic Relief Services (handout)
Fr. William Headley, Counselor to the President, Catholic Relief Services (handout)
3:30 p.m. Evaluation of conference
Facilitator: Chris Tucker, Director of Peacebuilding Initiatives, U.S. Operations, Catholic Relief Services
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
6:15 p.m. Closing Mass
7:15 p.m. Dinner