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Walk for Peace, a Mindanao Week of Peace activity

MWOP 2013 tarp1
WALK FOR PEACE is the culminating activity for the annual Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP).

The Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) is celebrated annually with the intent of advocating for peace in the island of Mindanao. This annual observance promotes the culture of peace as an authentic lived experience, a way of life, and a spirituality that traverses religious and cultural boundaries. Hence, the yearly MWOP celebration carries the hopes and aspirations of the people of Mindanao in the belief that achieving peace is tantamount to achieving progress and sustainable development in this particular region in the Philippines.

Assembly time will be at 6:00 am at the Freedom Park, Roxas Avenue. The route of the walk will be from the Freedom Park, Roxas Avenue – Ponciano – Bonifacio – Bolton – San Pedro – Legazpi – Peoples’ Park. For other details, please call the Arrupe Office of Social Formation at tel. 221-2411 loc. 8329.  Tarp design above is by Ms. Sheena C. Cachuela (BSC/MA 2008) of the Arrupe Office.

In the circular of the Archbishop of Davao, Most Rev. Romulo G. Valles endorsing the celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace is a Prayer for the Preservation of Peace and Justice:

O God,
who have revealed
that peacemakers are to be called your children,
grant, we pray,
that as we celebrate this Mindanao Week of Peace
with the theme “Dialogue and Hope – Our Key to Peace,”
we may work without ceasing to establish that justice which alone ensures true and lasting peace.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

Let us continue to pray for true and lasting peace in Mindanao, often so fragile, specially after the recent conflict in Zamboanga City. May God bless you and your loved ones. FORTES IN FIDE!

Fr. Renato C. Ocampo, S.J.
Alumni Director / University Chaplain
Ateneo de Davao University
[email protected] ; [email protected]
Alumni Office Tel: (082) 221-2411 local 8227
Alumni Office Mobile: +63 921 616-0484 and +63 915-642-9261

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