Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Peacebuilding Organizations in the Philippines

Center for Peace Education
The Center For Peace Education’s mission is to help advance a culture of peace through education. A culture of peace is a set of values, modes of behavior and ways of life that reflects respect for life and for human dignity, rejects violence in all its forms, prevents violent conflicts by tackling their root causes, and recognizes the importance of cooperation, tolerance and dialogue.

Silsilah is a dialogue movement promoting deeper understanding and better relations between Muslims and Christians, and together, with people of other living faiths.

Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc.
Peace Advocates Zamboanga Foundation, Inc. is a Catholic organization whose objective is the promotion of peace by strengthening good relations among Muslims and Christians, and all other peoples. It is open to work in solidarity with Muslims and other other non-Catholic groups in the pursuit of peace in Zamboanga and the region.

Mindanao Peaceweavers
Mindanao Peaceweavers is a convergence of peace advocates advancing a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Mindanao.

Catholic Relief Services
Although many positive changes have occurred in The Philippines over the last few decades, two constants do remain: conflict and poverty. Catholic Relief Services combats both problems by working with a network of church partners, non-governmental organizations and government agencies to implement programs in peacebuilding, health and microfinance.

Community and Family Services International
Community and Family Services International (CFSI) is assisting thousands of Filipinos displaced by armed conflict in Mindanao rebuild their lives through two grants from the Post Conflict Fund (PCF) of the World Bank.

Life & Peace Institute
The Life & Peace Institute is an international and ecumenical centre for peace research and action. Founded in 1985 by the Swedish Ecumenical Council, LPI aims to further the causes of justice, peace and reconciliation through a combination of research, seminars and publications. LPI cooperates with a wide variety of structures, ranging from academic and church bodies to NGO´s, governments and intergovernmental organizations to local traditional leaders.

Peace and Conflict Journalist Network
PECOJON is an international network of journalists who work in, with, and about, conflict. The members are print, radio and broadcast journalists, journalism teachers and students as well as writers and filmmakers who have committed themselves to solidarity and networking for a constructive conflict reporting. The network is a platform for investigation and practical support but also base for common projects, trainings and discussion. PECOJON has started as a Philippine-German partnership and fast grew into an international network with members from all over the world.

United Religions Initiative
United Religions Initiative (URI) was founded in 2000 by an extraordinary global community committed to promoting enduring, daily interfaith cooperation and to ending religiously motivated violence. Today the URI includes thousands of members in over 50 countries representing more that 100 religions, spiritual expressions, and indigenous traditions.

The United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. In February 2005 USIP issued a Special Report on The Mindanao Peace Talks: Another Opportunity to Resolve the Moro Conflict in the Philippines.

Initiatives for International Dialogue
IID envisions a world where peace, justice, freedom and democracy reign. Where nations and peoples are sovereign but interdependent, their interactions guided by the ethics and principles of equality, respect and self-determination. IID’s peacebuilding and advocacy initiatives on Mindanao strive to galvanize solidarity and sustained dialogue among the tri-people grassroots towards their effective participation in the peace process.

We recognize that there are many other noteworthy organizations working for peace in Mindanao.