Positive Engagements in Peacebuilding
In its 20th year, MPI has once again created a space where peacebuilders are meeting in mind, heart, and spirit to keep abreast of the challenges that the issues of peace and justice present. MPI's 2019 Annual Peacebuilding Training: Positive Engagements in Peacebuilding began on May 13 – 31, 2019, at Mergrande Ocean Resort, Davao City, Philippines.
While it is too late to apply for the training, you may still click here for more information about the training courses, the course fees, and the application process. Click on any of the images above to read more about a particular course. If you were not able to join us this yere, we hope you can join us next year.
Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute
A Resource for Peacebuilders in Asia
It has been almost two years since the Marawi siege when Philippine government forces first began their military assault on the city to root out the Dawlah Islamiya, popularly known as the Maute Group, who believed that promoting their vision of Islam required the use of violence. It took almost five months for the government to defeat the Maute Group and their allies. During the war, many civi...
Le Ngoc Bich Ly (second from the right in photo), originally from Vietnam, is a faculty member at Payap University’s Institute for Religion, Culture and Peace (ICP). Through various programs, the institute aims to raise awareness around global issues and promotes tolerance across faiths. Le is involved in developing programs as well as serving as a lecturer.
As a peace educator, she is responsible for offering courses such as Religion and Peacebuilding and Gender a...
Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima diocese, Nagaland laid the foundation stone for the Peace Center (A Centre for Education, Research and Community Action for Peace and peace studies) at St. Joseph Hr. Sec. School Campus Chumukedima, Nagaland on the 9th of March 2019. The historical event was witnessed by fathers, sisters, 120 catechists representing various local churches form the diocese, church, communit...
MPI helped me regain my identity as a peacebuilder – by truly embracing me, valuing me, and encouraging me. The entire MPI community re-generated my confidence to become a peacebuilder once again. Now the professional and personal growth I gained together with the MPI community is motivating me to the next way I can be of service to humanity.