LEADERS from both the Islamic and Christian faiths, as well as members of the academe and civil society, will gather Thursday for an interfaith meeting organized by the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID).
Realizing the imperative to come to a common ground is most urgent as the country continues to struggle with conflict and underdevelopment especially in Muslim Mindanao, the PCID said.
The national interfaith dialogue forum with a theme, “A Common Word Toward A Common Peace: Strengthening Interfaith Dialogs and Understanding in the Philippines,” will be participated in by more than 50 delegates from Manila, Davao, Maguindanao, Cotabato, Basilan, Zamboanga and Tawi-Tawi and faith-based institutions Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Peacemaker’s Circle, Catholic Women’s League, National Council of Churches in the Philippines, National Ulama Conference of the Philippines, among others.
The forum is organized by PCID together with the Magbassa Kita Foundation Inc. and supported by the Australian Agency for International Development and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Basilan Ulama Supreme Council Chairman Dr. Aboulkhair Tarason will discuss the historic document, A Common Word, while US-based Peace Catalyst International’s Dr. Rick Love will give a presentation during the interfaith forum on November 10 at the UP Balay Kalinaw in UP Diliman Campus in Quezon City.
Report from Mindanao Examiner