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Week of Peace in Mindanao: Dialogue between the MILF and the government, stop the killing
From 26 November to 2 December in the southern archipelago Christians and Muslims united for peace. Prayers for the victims of the massacre in Maguindanao and for a final agreement between Manila and Muslim rebels. Catholic priest: we must protect our "common homeland".
Mindanao: Christians, Muslims march for peace
The ninth "Week of Peace" opened yesterday in Zamboanga, urging the government and separatist rebels of the Islamic Front to put an end to hostilities in the southern archipelago.
Manila open to Muslim rebels peace proposal
It provides for greater autonomy in the autonomous region of Mindanao, with the birth of a parliament and a government inspired by the Malaysian system. Kuala Lumpur hosts peace talks, which resumed in March with a new round of meetings. North Cotabato: a prison attacked, three dead and 15 wounded.
Mindanao: four Christians killed, a fifth missing
Yesterday an armed group ambushed a bus in Lanao del Sur, stronghold of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The group robbed passengers and then shot the men. The Philippine Church urges an accord between the government and MILF to avoid an escalation in violent attacks.
Dialogue between ethnic and religious groups only path for peace in Mindanao, Filipino priest says
For Fr Leo S Pepito, building up “interpersonal relations” must go hand in hand with political efforts and socio-economic development. The promotion of a “dialogue for life” is part of the Catholic Church’s mission.
Bishops and Islamic leaders appeal for resumption of negotiations
The army is advancing, but more than 160,000 people have fled from their homes, leaving everything behind. Catholic bishops and Islamic leaders ask the government and rebels to resume talks.
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