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The mutual learning process of MPI provided me practical knowledge and skills of peacebuilding which definitely contributes to my work. I am really thankful that MPI created a safe and creative place to meet many friends aspiring for peace in their respective communities, and to share our feelings and experiences.
 
Date of Posting: 20 November 2017
Posted By: Yasuko Miyoshi
Program Officer, World Conference of Religions for Peace Japan; 2017 Participant, Japan
The best thing I've learned in its multi-cultural, interfaith environment is how to create safe space for communication. I experienced a culture among the staff where participants' concerns were taken seriously and where intercultural sensitivity was practiced. I thought to myself that if diverse people from all over the world with different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and religions can live peacefully and harmoniously during this training, I believe that it is possible for the world to emulate the peace embodied at MPI.
 
Date of Posting: 20 November 2017
Posted By: Remilyn Mondez
Assistant Professor 3, Malayan Colleges Laguna; 2017 Secretariat Volunteer, Philippines
The three-week course has deepened my understanding of the importance of nurturing inner peace, without which external peace is irrelevant. My interaction with the facilitators and co-participants has helped me to strengthen my belief that one can build one's capacity to resist violence and challenge the war systems. As peacebuilders, we have incredible potential to work in small ways every day to make the world a peaceful place. Thank you, MPI, for sharpening my values for justpeace.
 
Date of Posting: 20 November 2017
Posted By: Seema Paul
Program Manager, Development Action Society; 2017 Participant, India
Coming to MPI and being part of the team to learn about peacebuilding was both a blessing and a challenge. Honestly, I went there with limited tools, but at the end of the three-week training, with the experiences of my classmates, friends and facilitators, I now have the right tools to make connections and make peace possible in the Solomon Islands.
 
Date of Posting: 03 October 2017
Posted By: Moses Aipuru
Chief Reconciliation and Peace Officer, Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, 2017 Participant, Solomon Islands
For more than a decade in government service, I can’t remember well that I have attended a training as rigorous and comprehensive like the MPI. The learning that I have gained from this training has had a great impact on my life as a community worker. It intensifies my understanding of all the approaches in peacebuilding.
 
Date of Posting: 29 September 2017
Posted By: Cris Villasand
Zoning Inspector, II Local Government Unit-Magpet, 2017 Participant, Philippines
I was very blessed to be part of this mutual learning process inside and outside of the classes. MPI provided us, facilitators, an opportunity to discover how fruitful it is to join hands and put together our various experiences and skills in the service of others. MPI also gave me space to meet wonderful people from Asia and other parts of the world. May God continue to inspire you all to plant more seeds for Peace!
 
Date of Posting: 29 September 2017
Posted By: Jean Baptiste Talla
Peacebuilding Advisor, Catholic Relief Services (Africa); Member, Africa Justice and Peace Working Group, 2017 Facilitator, Cameroon
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.
 
Date of Posting: 29 September 2017
Posted By: Phebe George
Assistant Professor, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), 2017 Participant, India
My experience as a participant during the 2016 MPI Annual Peacebuilding Training has been very rewarding, and it has affirmed that I am truly on the right track of my career as a peacebuilder. The new set of knowledge I have gained from the facilitators and activities are indeed invaluable for my work in promoting nonviolent conflict transformation in Mindanao. Also, I think more than the opportunity to have participated, I am as equally grateful for the opportunity to have served as Secretariat volunteer for four years since 2013. Being part of the support group behind the success of each Annual Peacebuilding Training has developed me personally and professionally. It is amazing how I realized I can actually do things I didn’t know I am capable of, and I owe that realization to my experiences with MPI.
 
Date of Posting: 13 January 2017
Posted By: Mohaledin Ross “Bobet” Dimaukom
Project Officer, forumZFD, Philippines; 2016 Participant, Secretariat Volunteer 2013-2016, Philippines
Before joining the MPI 2016 Annual Peacebuilding Training, I had already joined several peacebuilding trainings in my country and abroad. But the experience at MPI was different, it gave me a different worldview, new perspective, more insights about conflict transformation and culture in common. It widened my notions and approaches in resolving conflicts and improved my personal attitudes towards conflict, developed my mediation and negotiation skills, and explored art as a means for peacebuilding. Helping people to understand and accept each other is also one of the many benefits from MPI. Also, I have gained valuable knowledge that will help me in both my professional and personal life as well as help me become a more confident person.
 
Date of Posting: 20 December 2016
Posted By: Fr. Philip Valusa
Deputy Director, Peace and Reconciliation-Guadalcanal Province Peace Office, Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace Government of the Solomon Islands, 2016 Participant, Solomon Islands
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As one of the youngest participants at the MPI 2016 Annual Peacebuilding Training, the sharing from participants and the various materials and creative activities widened my insight on these concepts. I met many peacebuilders who in moments of ups and downs still persisted in their work for peace. My biggest gain from the training was the realization that peacebuilding starts within each of us. I believe that inner peace will help us to identify problems clearly and be able to influence other people in following the path to peace. As part of the Senior Committee of Children Forum, the skills and techniques I gained from MPI helped me to encourage my community members about children issues and build my personal attitude towards conflicts.
 
Date of Posting: 20 December 2016
Posted By: Devy Kusumoningtyas Utami
Member, Interfaith and Inter-Ethnic Peace Foundation (LPLAG), 2016 Participant, Indonesia

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