Iligan City and Lanao del Norte where this CC is based and where all members reside have been hotspots for conflicts that are manipulated by many quarters to appear as a religious conflict. Numbers of massacres and violent incidents took place in Iligan. At present, there is even an urgent calling to act to prevent hostilities spurred by “interested” parties for their own selfish motives. Lanao is in Central Mindanao and is one of the conflict-laden areas in troubled Mindanao. In this context CC members encourage proper understanding, respect and unity among the youth from different religious backgrounds. Their dream is to make a difference in the world by creating a community wherein peace and harmonious relationship and caring for each other reign in the hearts of youths of various faiths. One of the activities of this CC approved in October 2013 was "The Tower Building" that measures patience, cooperation, unity and harmonious relationships among the youth from different religions. They also organized a Youth Conference on Interfaith Grassroots Peace-building. Among the highlights of this group they include the participation in the Lanao Month of Peace with the “Poster Making Contest" and "Essay Writing Contest”.
Stephen Adrian Medel Villaester
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