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Filipino bishops call for coexistence and respect for everyone in Islamic Bangsamoro
In a statement, the Bishops' Conference calls for a law setting up the new region that would bring “lasting peace” and “mutual respect." The protection of ethnic and religious minorities in the Muslim region should be in the foreground. Hence, the legal system must be based on "moral principles."
Mindanao: 500,000 people without food because of the war
The Filipino government is set to investigate into the situation of half a million displaced people who could starve to death as a result of fighting between army and MILF. Humanitarian organisations warn that with the end of Ramadan the situation might get worse.
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Mindanao: former MILF terrorists to join government against ISIS
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front announced the creation of a 12,000-strong task force to counter ISIS’ “distortions” of the Qurʼān. For an army spokesman, “Any initiative against extremism is welcome." The MILF is discussing with the government ways to prevent extremist groups from undermining peace talks.
Mindanao: spreading a culture of peace through radio
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate inaugurate their new media centre. Through news, music and entertainment, they plan to spread a culture of peace among the people in one of the most violence-stricken regions of the Philippines.
Radio talk-show to foster inter-faith dialogue in Mindanao
The Inter-religious Solidarity Movement for Peace plans to start a weekly radio talk-show to talks about doctrine, theology, inter-faith dialogue and economic development. In the meantime the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front take a major step towards a peace deal.
Religious groups united for peace in Mindanao
Representatives of the World Conference of Religions for Peace have met in Davao. The city's Catholic bishop supports the desire of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which is asking for talks with Manila to be resumed.
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