Pastors and bishops from both the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) met to formally organize the Peace and Reconciliation Community of La Union Province (PAR La Union). They are joined by a number of academic leaders, Christian NGO leaders, local government officials, police officers, and youth leaders.
This organizational meeting is the culmination of a series of consultation and seminar sessions on Peace and Reconciliation which were facilitated by PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI).
Dr. Mariano Apilado, a native of Caba Municipality, La Union Province, and Bishop Jun Tarlit of Christian Leaders’ Alliance In Ministering La Union (CLAIM LU), guided the process of organization.
Union Christian College hosted the meeting and some of their senior staff serve as secretariat.
PBCI serves as peace education consultants and technical support team.
19 May 2011. San Fernando City, La Union Province.