The Interfaith Cooperation Forum has published their September 2017 issue of faith and peace. Two of the articles are reflections from two of the School of Peace (SOP) participants in the 2017 program.
The September 2017 faith and peace newsletter includes the following articles:
- Formosa and Environmental Conservation
- Traditional Oarsmen and Development
- Interfaith Strengthening Culture
- Is a Clamor for Independence a Punishable Crime?
- Beirut Declaration on Faith for Rights
pdf Download the 2017 NARPI newsletter here (1.93 MB) , sharing more about the 2017 NARPI Summer Peacebuilding Training in Okinawa.
To those who were together in Okinawa, thank you for your presence and contributions! To those who gave financial support, thank you for helping NARPI to continue! We appreciate each of you, the important work you do, and the ways that you support this small effort for peace in Northeast Asia.
MPI is please to welcome Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries Mely Sabina Lekong. Mely will be with MPI for about two years working in alumni outreach.
The following brief bio and picture are from the Global Ministries website:
Mely is from Indonesia, where she is a member of GKI Kwitang, a large independent church in Jakarta. She holds a Bachelor of Social and Political Science degree from the Christian University of Indonesia in Jakarta, with an emphasis on international relations. She has worked in financial administration, marketing, and youth services. Mely is originally from Bekasi in East Bekasi/West Java.
Reading the Bible from start to finish as a young girl helped Mely to gain a positive outlook and patience in facing adversity. A major challenge came in relation to her desire to study international relations, an opportunity at first denied but which became possible through scholarship support from her local church.
Mely is committed to using her energy, knowledge, and skills to contribute to society and tell other people about the miracle-working love of God.
MPI is pleased to announce that Novee Wila M. Rafaela has been hired as MPI's Annual Training Program Officer. Novee replaces the former Annual Training Program Officer, Rhea Silvosa, who left MPI to pursue a Master of Global Affairs – International Peace Studies degree at the University of Notre Dame in the USA.
Novee is a graduate of Southern Christian College (SCC) in Midsayap, Cotabato, Philippines, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Extension Education. After graduation in 2016, she worked as a part-time senior high and college teacher at SCC.
MPI Alumnus Abbas Panakkal wrote the script and directed the film below "The Heart of Harmony." Abbas presented this story in a Youth Training Programme on 'Innovative Model of Harmony' from India along with other interfaith harmony models.