» 08/24/2007, 00.00
Catholic and Muslim youths together for peace in Asia
Filipino Dominicans and major Muslim leaders have been working for months to set up a forum where young Catholics and Muslims from South-East Asia could meet. After the first such meetings, all other religions in the region will be invited to tear down barriers and build peace together.
Catholic University experiments with traditional methods of water filtering
Aquinas University in Albay province, a volcanic region, is teaching locals ancient methods of water filtering. The result is low-cost good drinking water and better living conditions for residents.
Manila: young Taizé community members pray in silence
Titled ‘Trust on earth’, the fifth pilgrimage organised by the Taizé community took place in Makaty City (Manila). More than 3,000 people from around the world participated in the event, which began on 3 February. Some Muslims were also present.
In Guinsaugon young people rediscover life after their tragedy
A landslide on February 17, 2006 almost wiped out this community south of Manila, killing more than a thousand people. Among the survivors 21 young students who, thanks to the intervention of a local priest, were able to complete high school and work through the trauma caused by the natural disaster.
New peace efforts for Muhammad’s birthday and Holy Week
Today, a few days short of Easter Sunday, Muslims celebrate the birth of their prophet. In Mindanao religious leaders are convinced that this coincidence is an extremely positive event, using it to express their commitment to peace in the area.
Christians and Muslims against the "two-child" bill in Manila
The bill promotes abortion and a culture of death, says the mayor.
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