Conversations on Peacebuilding in Mindanao

April 9-10 in Davao City

The “Conversations on Peacemaking in Mindanao” was held in Ateneo de Davao University last April 9-10. These were initiated by Abp. Antonio Ledesma and Bishop Angelito Lampon of the Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. It was conducted in partnership with the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, educators, religious congregations, and various organization like the Silsillah, Catholic Relief Services, and the Assisi Foundation. Senior representatives of the Catholic Church iat the Conversations were Abp. Antonio Ledesma, of Cagayan de Oro, Abp. Fernando Capalla or the Bishops-Ulama Conference, Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, Bishop Angelito Lampon of Jolo, Bishop Elenito Galido of Iligan, Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel, and Bishop Romulo de la Cruz of Kidapawan, Archbishop-elect of Zamboanga. The focus of the conversations was on the Peace Process in Mindanao. The Bishops and Educators present issued a statement on Peacebuilding in Mindanao calling for “Reconciled Diversity.” (

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