The Church's Role in Peacebuilding in the Philippines
Catholic churches in Mindanao are working actively to transform conflict and build peace. Churches are promoting interreligious dialogue, implementing peace education programs, assisting conflict victims, declaring peace zones, and contributing to peace advocacy with the government and other civil society groups.
In the links to the right are articles and excerpts that cover the Church’s role in greater detail.
The Church has also engaged in challenges more broad in scope than Mindanao. For instance, on July 12, 2010, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said that unresolved questions over the legitimacy of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration must be brought to closure. The Government of the Philippines is considering the full disclosure of the 4-year old report of an inquiry into claims some top military officials were involved in the alleged stealing of the 2004 elections for Arroyo.