Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
August 6-8, 2018
"Theology and Practice of Just Peace and Pluralism: Dialogue Among Religious Leaders, Youth and Women Peacebuilders" was the title of the most recent in a series of Interreligious Dialogue Learning Conferences led by Catholic Relief Services in the Philippines. This year's conference was co-sponsored by Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. It was attended by around 80 religious and spiritual leaders, dialogue practitioners, youth and women peacebuilders from different regions in Mindanao. The conference aimed to help galvanize faith-based approaches in peacebuilding and nonviolence. It also sought to affirm the shared values and commitment of religious peacebuilders to demand justice, foster solidarity and sustain peace amidst the continuing challenges of conflicts and violence in the region.