Mindanao Peace torch parade 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

The week-long celebration of Mindanao Week of Peace 2014 ended with a symbolic Mindanao Week of Peace Torch Parade last December 3. Spearheaded by the Inter-religious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) and Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ), it started from Western Mindanao State University and culminated at Paseo del Mar where a short program was held.

Thousands of people from the different organizations and offices such as government line agencies, private sectors, civil society organizations, and non-government organizations, security sectors joined. The most vibrant and overwhelming participants were the youths of secondary and tertiary levels that came from the different schools and universities, including the Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev) program for Out of School Youths.

Fr. Angel C. Calvo, CMF, ISP lead convener and PAZ President on his message challenged the crowd to build interfaith bridges, setting peace-building priorities and advocacies, mobilizing citizenries and institutions.
Pep Talk hopes that this celebration and learning of this event will go beyond and not just be another annual event.
(Text and photos credit to Facebook Account of Mindanao Week of Peace),

By Dante Corteza

Psalm 34:17  ‘When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.’