Thursday, April 17, 2008


The “Dear Peace” traveling exhibit showcases the outputs of the young people who participated at a summer peace camp held last May 8-12, 2006 at Maryhill, Taytay.

Named “Impressions of Conflict, Expressions of Peace,” the camp activities were created to empower Christians and Muslims to work together for peace, with young people as catalysts. By focusing on their similarities, whether in faith or identity, participants and facilitators alike gained a new perspective in achieving lasting peace.

Communication Foundation for Asia, the proponent of the Children and Peace Project, conducted this summer peace camp project. The participants attended a series of media workshops: the basics of painting, writing, dramatics, photography, video production and music using ethnic instruments, to express their thoughts on peace.

This “Dear Peace” traveling exhibit is currently at the Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila; its opening ceremony was held last Monday. Gemma Cruz-Araneta of the Manila Historical and Heritage Commission, and Adel Tamano, president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Monday's opening event, titled "Tertulia sa Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila" also included a lecture program
presided by Monina Santiago of the Museo ng Maynila. It highlighted the local Muslim heritage and its significant contributions to the Philippine culture. Adel Tamano conducted the opening remarks, while Gemma Cruz-Araneta, the open forum and closing remarks.

The main speakers were Dr. Isiri Abubakar of UP-Diliman,
Teresita Hermano of Communication Foundation for Asia, and Mayor Lim's consultant on Muslim affairs Bae Bayolan Tamano Marohombsar

From the Pamantasan, the exhibit will move to the Museo ng Maynila.
Please call 405-0135 for information.


posted by Señor Enrique at 8:16 AM


Blogger Sidney said...

Another good initiative... more than ever we need to bring people together and NOT pit them against each other.
I am sure those kids will be responsible citizen later in life.

April 17, 2008 9:51 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Totally agree with you, Sidney.

This is somewhat reminiscent of some Palestinian and Israeli youth unity initiative of some years back.

April 17, 2008 7:38 PM  

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