Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. and Rev. Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J., President of the Ateneo de Davao University, sign today the Memorandum of Agreement between the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) to formalize their partnership for the implementation of the “Our Bangsamoro: Living and Learning Together in Peace and Fraternity” Project (a series of activities to promote the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together in the Bangsamoro).

The said project is a collaborative effort between OPAPP and ADDU to promote the principles of the “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” (a joint statement signed by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on 04 February 2019). The project will contribute to the national government’s peacebuilding efforts through interfaith and intrafaith channels and the operationalization of Executive Order No. 570 on Mainstreaming Peace Education.

This November, the Ateneo de Davao University, through its Ateneo Internationalization for Mindanao Office, Arrupe Office of Social Formation, and Madaris Volunteer Program, will be hosting the first of the series, the International Electronic Service-Learning Program (IE-SLP) entitled: “Hábi: Service-Learning towards Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.”

This program gathers local and international participants “to remain rooted in the values of peace, to defend the values of mutual understanding, human fraternity, and harmonious coexistence.” The IE-SLP aims to develop young leaders with the principles of social justice and reconciliation and nurture their skills to transform their own communities.