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MPI 2018: May 7 to 25, 2018
Join us next year for one, two or three weeks. Check back here later this year for more information.
Foundation Courses | Week 1: May 8 – May 12, 2017
From Understanding to Action: Designing Conflict Sensitive Interventions
Fundamentals of Peacebuilding (FPB)
Introduction to Conflict Transformation (ICT)
Mainstreaming Peace Education in Communities and Schools (MaPEC)
Thematic Courses | Week 2: May 15 – May 19, 2017
Be the Change: Designing Transformative Justpeace through the Power of Nonviolence (ANV)
Conflict Resolution Skills: Mediation and Dialogue (CRS)
Conflict Sensitive Economic Governance: Peace-Enabling Approaches in Complex and Fragile Contexts (CSEG)
Interreligious Peacebuilding: Approaches for Cooperation, Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (IRPB)
Understanding Culture and Identity as a Resource for Peacebuilding (UCIRP)
Thematic and Field-Based Courses | WEEK 3: May 22 – May 27, 2017
Arts Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding (AACP)
Bottom-Up Transformation: Experiences and Practices of Grassroots Peacebuilding in Mindanao (BT)
Contextualized Approaches in Peace Education (CAPE) (Field-Based Course)
Dealing with Trauma in Times of Conflict (DTTC)
Human Centered Security: Reimagining Conflict Stakeholder Relationships (HCS)
Join Us for MPI's 2018 Annual Peacebuilding Training
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Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute

A Resource for Peacebuilders in Asia

The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) is an Asian training institute grounded in the Mindanao, Philippines, context that provides a space for people of diverse backgrounds to gather together, share and learn in a safe environment where all viewpoints are encouraged and respected. MPI is a resource for peacebuilders: providing skills, conducting research and building solidarity within the Asia-Pacific Region.

MPI creates a space where peacebuilders meet in mind, heart and spirit to keep abreast of the challenges which the issues of peace and justice present. In a professional and personal way, MPI, through its programs, offers opportunities by which the journey of peace becomes real in the lives of peacebuilders and their communities..

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Just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific.

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MPI seeks to deepen commitment to justice and peace; respect for human rights; and dialogue and solidarity among individuals, institutions, and communities.

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Individuals, institutions, and communities empowered as catalysts for peace and social transformation.

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Education and Training

Education, Training and Building Capacities of Individuals and their Institutions in the Field of Peacebuilding

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Research and Documentation

Refining Learning, Enhancing Knowledge, and Sharing Materials related to Peacebuilding

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Creating Space and Connecting People from Diverse Sectors to Build a Critical Mass of Peacebuilders to promote Justpeace

MPI 2017 has transformed my life. It was as though I had been through a healing process and found that which I was seeking inner peace. Thank you for creating a sacred and safe place for learning and sharing our experiences.

Phebe George, Assistant Professor, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), 2017 Participant, India

I am grateful to MPI for inspiring me in my career as a peace and development worker. The training increased my knowledge and experiences in doing peace work in diversified cultural, religious and ethnic settings. To be a true peace worker, go to MPI!

Joseph Howard , Executive Director, Center for Justice and Peace Studies. 2015 participant, Monrovia, Liberia

I am really thankful for the chance to be with the MPI family. It became my treasure. I learned a lot of things that are now helping me in my ministry. I am proud to have become part of MPI.

Sr. Gabriela Maria Naben, Campus Ministry Secretary, Soegijapranata Catholic University, 2015 Participant, Indonesia

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