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COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/20 December) -- Indigenous Bangsamoro women in the lowlands and the highlands are not harvesting the benefits of peace in their homeland.
"Christians are welcome to enter our Mosque and may participate in Muslim masses, but they are strictly required to follow our rules. This means, they have to clean themselves upon entering the mosque, the ladies should be separated from their husbands, etc.", he said during the Church-Mosque visitation in observance of the Mindanao Week Of Peace (MWOP).
BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/02 December) -- Stakeholders in the Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) will lobby for the inclusion of studies on Mindanao cultures and history in the regular education curriculum as the first step in promoting peace.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December) -- Achieving peace in our society means underscoring the importance of family, Aha! Ehem! national coordinator Ronnie Amorado said in his message to the Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) celebration.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/ 01 December) – Traditional leaders of the Subanon tribe in Zamboanga Peninsula issued a statement Friday reiterating their appeal to concerned government agencies “to respect their legitimate claims of ancestral domain in this region.”
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 December) -- "All word religions adhere to a common belief," the world renowned exhibition "World-religions- Universal Peace- Global Ethic" which opened Friday at the Insular Waterfront Hotel here, stressed.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 December) -- "Someday the military and the PNP (Philippine National Police) will be walking around armed not with a gun but with a bible," City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said in a prepared speech delivered for him by city administrator Wendel Avisado at the opening ceremony here of the 2007 Mindanao Week of Peace.
BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/01 December) -- Shajed Julasiri, 14, recalls with a pang the alienation he increasingly feels every time somebody equates his being a Muslim with the Abu Sayyafs and other terrorist groups.
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/01 Dec 2007)--- Students and youths from the provinces of Pikit, Datu Piang, Libungan, and Pigcawayan gathered today at the Notre Dame of Midasayap College for the first ever Youth Peace Camp here to calling for solidarity and peace among the Muslims, Lumads, and Christians in Mindanao.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/28 Nov) – Community approach anchored on interfaith dialogue in handling conflicts in Mindanao is the main point of discussion of an ongoing peace education gathering here.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/ 26 Nov) – Security forces here are adopting more "peaceful and participative approach" in handling military and police operations in their bid to win the heart of the locals.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Nov) – The Bishops-Ulama Conference-Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (BUC-AFP-PNP) group has urged legislators to pass a law obliging the Department of Education to start peace education in the elementary and high school classes nationwide to “demolish walls that divide and build bridges that reconcile.”
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 August) – Mindanao's bishops and ulama and the country's top brass in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP), have agreed to set up a quarterly forum to continue their "Dialogue on Peace."