05 April 2017. Today, I gave a lecture on A Christian Theology of Peace and It’s Application in the Peace Processes in the Philippines as the final activity of a 10-day inter-seminary exposure program on inter-faith dialogue. The audience was primarily a select group of religious and spiritual leaders coming from Mindanao’s Indigenous People, Bangsamoro, and Settlers; the participants also included Christian theology students from other parts of the country and Southeast Asia.
I pray that the hearts and minds of the listeners would be transformed by the Spirit of the Creator in accordance with the Creator’s purpose and will. For sure, my heart and my mind have been enriched by interacting with these young spiritual and religious leaders. I’m so hopeful for the future of peacebuilding as initiated by spiritual and religious leaders.
Thank you Dr. Jerson B. Narciso for inviting me. Thank you Ms Dee Demaisip Bat-og for your hospitality. Thank you Ustadz Abdulkadir Abubakar (Bangsamoro) and Ms. Sihaya Ansibod (Indigenous People) for being part of my teaching team, sharing your perspectives of this Peace Theology from your respective Muslim and Lumad spirituality.
InterSeminary Summer Exposure Program on InterFaith Dialogue 2017, Southern Christian College, Midsayap, North Cotabato. 26 March – 05 April 2017.