Category Archives: Justice and Peace

On Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship

[An Attempt to Understand Key Concepts of Pope Francis’ Latest Encyclical in their Relevance for Establishing Harmony and Peace in Mindanao and in the World.] To the Co-Convenors of the Bishops’-Ulama Conference, Most Rev. Fernando Capalla, DD, Most Rev. Hilario … Continue reading

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We Stand United for the Integrity of God’s Creation in Mindanao

Our world with its mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes, dry lands and wetlands, our mountains in South Cotabato, our fertile rice fields in the lowlands, are gifts entrusted to us for the good of all humankind by a loving … Continue reading

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OPAPP to adopt “Human Fraternity” as “primordial document” for peace

By CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS – AUGUST 15, 2019 11:53 PM MindaNews [https://www.mindanews.com/peace-process/2019/08/opapp-to-adopt-human-fraternity-as-primordial-document-for-peace/] DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 August) – The Presidential Peace Adviser on Wednesday declared before an audience of Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Mindanao that the Office of the … Continue reading

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The “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”

[A Presentation for the Conference, “Walking and Working Together for Healing and Reconciliation” sponsored by ADDU and OPAPP.”  Ateneo de Davao University, Calungsod-San Vitores Center, 14 August, 2019.] Asalaam alaikum!  The Peace of God be upon you all! My task … Continue reading

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Pope’s Visit to UAE Relevant to Peacemakers in Mindanao

As peoples who follow the lunar calendar celebrated the new year yesterday, the Pope ended his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates with a moving Mass that brought together some 130,000 worshippers, the great majority of whom were Filipinos. … Continue reading

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God speaks to us in dialogue in Mindanao

[Homily based on Luke 4:18-30] When this chapel was designed, we hoped it would, first, be a chapel for prayer.  We hoped it would provide those who come here a venue for conversation with God, in which, gazing at the … Continue reading

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Statement of the Bishops-Ulama Conference, Muslim Organizations, Catholic Church Leaders, and the CEAP to the Violence in Muslim Mindanao

Even as We Mourn, Yes to Bangsamoro and God’s Peace It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of precious Filipino lives due to bombs exploded at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Jolo. Two … Continue reading

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Continued Prayer for Peace

We continue to pray for peace in Mindanao, Lord, conscious that the journey to lasting peace shall be long and arduous. We thank you for the plebiscite in the Muslim areas of Mindanao which voted overwhelmingly in favor of Bangsamoro … Continue reading

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Salaam, I wish you peace!

Salaam!  I wish you peace! You who have struggled and fought for your Islamic faith here in Mindanao Salaam!  I wish you peace! You who have shed your blood in defense of your way of life in Mindanao Salaam!  I … Continue reading

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Orlando Cardinal Quevedo on Terrorism in Mindanao, etc.

[Fr; Romy Saniel, OMI, has shared Orlando Cardinal Quevedo’s answers to a foreign journalist’s questions.  They may be important thoughts for the questions we have about the situation in Mindanao today.]   Answers to questions from Our Sunday Visitor, U.S.A. … Continue reading

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