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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Magkaisa Para sa Kapayapaan sa Mindanao (Sowing Peace for Mindanao)

This blog supports the event to sow the seeds of peace in Mindanao through the Sowing Peace for Mindanao. The event will be composed of fasting and interfaith prayer tent, relief/donations collection, sacred spacem drumming, peace crafts and more. The event will run on September 3,5,12,26 and on the 20th there will be a peace walk and interfaith concert at Mirriam College.

Amidst the current hostilities in Mindanao, we continue to believe that peace is possible…

And because we believe that Filipinos uphold the primacy of peace over violence…we --a network of peace organizations and interfaith communities- - invite you to join us in

Sowing Peace

for Mindanao

Launching of Interfaith Prayers and Fasting for Peace

(a Month Long Campaign)

September 3, 2008

9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Bantayog ng mga Bayani Monument

(corner EDSA & Quezon Ave. across Manila Seedling Bank near MRT Quezon Ave station)

We will gather together this September

-- the Peace Consciousness Mont & the month of Ramadhan --

to pray fervently and demonstrate Muslim-Christian and interfaith solidarity for peace in Mindanao and to call for the immediate cessation of hostilities which bring suffering to civilian communities

It is time to unite amidst our differences in cultures, religions

and political views and make one stand for PEACE.

Let us create a field of POSITIVE ENERGY and HEALING LIGHT

through Interfaith Prayers, Fasting, Meditation, Art and Music

Please join us and share your time, energy and faith in our common vision

We call on all concerned & peace-loving citizens - students, professionals, religious leaders, community organizations, peace builders & advocates; friends from media, government and business; cultural workers, artists & performers; brothers & sisters of different faiths & spiritual traditions;

light-workers and prayer-warriors

to participate and/or organize your own peace campaign activities to be calendared throughout the month:

1,000 Peace Gardens project; 13,000 Peace Flowers campaign; Mandala-writing; Peace Jamming & Drumming; Cultural performances; Story-telling; Exhibits, Workshops; Relief/donation drive; and many more!

Convening Organizations:

Balay Rehabilitation Center, The Peacemakers' Circle Foundation, Inc (PCFI), Binhi ng Kapayapaan, Inc., Mindanao Solidarity Network, Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute (GZOPI), Anak Mindano (AMIN), Kilos Pinay (PINK), Moro Human Rights Council (MHRC), Center for Peace Education - Miriam College,

Other participating groups:

Mater Carmeli School, SangHabi, Inc., Shumei-Phils, Inner Dance group, World Peace Prayer Society- Philippines, Byakko Shinko Kai-Phils. Hope Center, Serenity Healing Center, Step Universe-Phils, Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University, Interfaith Center for a Culture of Non-violence (ICCN)

To sign-up your participation and for more info contact: PCFI (920-7622 / 0918-7822805) ; Binhi (0926-6401941) ; Balay (921-6301)

www.sowingpeace. multiply. com

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