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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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Vision

Just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific.

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Mission

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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Goal

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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Networking

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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Artwork by Bert Monterona
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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 was established in the year 2000 through the collective effort of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to bring together peacebuilders of diverse cultures from the Asia-Pacific Region to participate in its annual peacebuilding training. Since its inception, MPI has been a meeting point of peacebuilders from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji Islands, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, USA, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Aside from gaining new practical skills, many participants ascribe equal value to the bonding, friendships, and solidarity that are created among peace advocates from many different countries. Indeed, MPI has become a venue where participants strengthen their commitment to peacebuilding through continuing association with peer practitioners.

In its desire to be a wellspring of peace processes and initiatives, MPI has created a space where peacebuilders meet in mind, heart, and spirit to keep abreast of the challenges that 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.

In November 2009, MPI became an independent legal foundation in the Philippines. For as long as stories of peace unfold and communities struggle with conflict and violence, MPI will stand fast in its mission – training, empowering, and celebrating peace, justice and nonviolent social transformation throughout Asia-Pacific and the world.

Group in a circle

Vision

Just and peaceful communities in Asia-Pacific.

Shadow of two people holding hands with butterfly on screen

Mission

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

Three people holding placards "making peace possible"

Goal

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

Objectives

1.

To educate, train, and build capacities of individuals and their institutions in the field of peacebuilding.

2.

To refine learning, enhance knowledge, and share materials related to peacebuilding.

3.

To create space and connect people from diverse sectors to build a critical mass of peacebuilders to promote justpeace.

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Support the mission of MPI. Your contribution to MPI can:

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Help strengthen the skills of grassroots peacebuilders.

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Reinforce indigenous communities ability to resolve resource-based conflict peacefully.

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Develop MPI's capacity to research and document best peacebuilding practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Support the creation and growth of grassroots peacebuilder networks.

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Sponsoring a Peacebuilder

Help a grassroots peacebuilder attend the annual training through sponsorship or by raising funds for peace practitioners from your own areas.

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MPI Alumni Pages

Welcome to MPI's alumni pages!

The alumni pages of the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. website are for alumni of MPI's Annual Peacebuilding Training and for MPI facilitators and staff. You must be logged in to view the other pages in the alumni section of this website.

If you have not done so, please be sure to first register for our website. If you need any assistance, please be sure to contact us.

Contact Us

Links of Interest

The weblinks in this section are those that would be of interest to MPI Alumni. These include online resources, scholarship/fellowship opportunities, job sites and social communities for peace.

Discussion Forum

You may use the discussion forum to ask questions from and carry on conversations with other alumni, MPI facilitators and MPI staff and volunteers. 

MPI Directory

Here you will find a directory of all users registered for the MPI website.

Alumni Downloads

Here you may download handouts from the various MPI courses. Please note that you may only download handouts/resources for the courses for which you were enrolled. Please see the online resources or our MPI Library for resources available to anyone.

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