All set for Week of Peace celebration-A A +A
Monday, November 4, 2013
A SOLIDARITY prayer rally will kick off the 19th annual Week of Peace on November 28 to December 4 in Zamboanga City.
Interreligious Solidarity for Peace (ISP) lead convenor Claretian priest Fr. Angel Calvo said the ISP will spearhead most of the set activities including the prayer rally.
This year’s celebration carries the theme “Lord, Heal Our Land.”
Expected to join the rally are students and youths, civil society workers, interfaith groups, government workers, policemen, and other sectoral representatives.
The Week of Peace will be observed amid the crisis between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front rebels.
Calvo said the event aims to help Zamboangeños to recover from the trauma caused by the standoff last September.
Activities set for the celebration are:
November 28 – 8th anniversary of the National Sama-Badjao Movement at the Paseo del Mar
November 29 – Children and Youth Assembly at the Claret Gymnasium and Peace in Mindanao forum at the Marcian Garden Hotel
November 30 – Historical Journey in the village of Mariki
December 1 – In Solidarity, “Journey of Prayers and Healing” at three evacuation centers
December 2 and 3 – Peace Celebrations in various schools and villages
December 4 – Culmination
Initiated by the Bishops-Ulama Forum and Civil Society Organizations in Metro Manila, the Week of Peace is celebrated in several provinces in Mindanao. (Bong Garcia)