A new armed conflict started in Central Mindanao. One of the approaches of our peace network to prevent its escalation is to facilitate community-based dialogue between conflicting parties. The Mindanao People’s Caucus (MPC) invited PeaceBuilders Community to help them build a few peace houses — made up of local, light materials — in various conflict zones. One of MPC’s elders, Bapa Usi Akmad, a Muslim leader and a peace advocate, challenged me yesterday, as a Christian leader, to bring more Christian leaders and volunteers into peace building.
Should we focus our peace building advocacy and training more on Christians? How can we continue our growing peace building relationships with Moros and Lumads?