Davao City, Mindanao, the Philippines
July 11-15, 2005
The Second International Conference on Catholic Peacebuilding was held in Davao City, Mindanao, the Philippines in 2005. The conference, which brought together 75 Catholic peacebuilders from 21 countries, sought to draw insights from the Church’s rich experience of peacebuilding in Mindanao that could be useful for future peacebuilding efforts there and for Catholic peacebuilding in other conflict situations. Said Fernando Capalla, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Davao, “The selection of Mindanao for this conference is a tribute to the efforts of the Catholic, Muslim and indigenous communities to find peaceful solutions to the violence that has caused so much suffering among our one human family. We are deeply grateful for the continued support from so many who share our joys and concerns about peace.” Read a news item on the conference in The Catholic Voice by Bishop Emeritus John C. Cummins here.
Carino Rey Antequisa, Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, former Country Program Accompanier, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Current Mindanao Peacebuilding Context
Bishop Antonio Ledesma, Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue
Fr. Sebastinao D’Ambra, President, Silsilah Dialogue Movement
Silsilah Dialogue Movement
Miriam Suacito, Executive Director, Nagdilaab Foundation, Inc.
Basilan Inter-Religious Dialogue
Fr. Flordelito Nazareno, Interreligious Dialogue Coordinator, Prelature of Marawi
Prelature of St. Mary’s in Marawi Dialogue of Life and Faith
Guiamel Alim, Executive Director, Kadtuntaya Foundation, Inc.
Grassroots Peace Building : The KFI Experience
Adele Nayal, Peacebuilding/Peace Education Program Officer, Immaculate Conception Parish, Pikit (presenting paper for Fr. Bert Layson, O.M.I.)
Space For Peace: Grassroots Peace-building in Conflict Zones
Synthesis of July 13
Cesar Villanueva, Niall O’Brien Peace Center
Opening Day Synthesis
Msgr. Tony Pueyo, Dean, Graduate School, Notre Dame of Tacurong College
Synthesis of Catholic Contribution and Theological Reflection in Mindanaw Peace Building Initiatives
What Is Happening--Peacebuilding Initiatives
Synthesis of July 14
Loreta Castro, Director of the Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
Highlights and Lessons Learned
John Paul Lederach, University of Notre Dame
Theory Rising From Practice: Listening to Mindanao
Theory Rising From Practice: Listening to Mindanao (Powerpoint)
Benedicto Bacani, Dean of College of Law, Notre Dame University (Mindanao)
When is a program/intervention a “good practice”?
R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
What is distinctively Catholic about peacebuilding in Mindanao?