[Blueboard] Endorsement of various Mindanao-related fora

Vice President for Social Development [VPSD] vpsd at ateneo.edu
Mon Oct 17 10:14:41 PHT 2016

17 October 2016

For:  The University Community

In line anew with promoting facets of the recently-issued Roadmap of the
Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, the University community is
once again invited to:

​-     gain greater awareness of realities and issues affecting Mindanao;

-     continue to take part in opportunities for inter-religious dialogue
and the pursuit of lasting peace and socially-just development in Mindanao;

-     attain insights on the Province Roadmap which involves Mindanao as a
distinct focus,

by attending one or more of the following events to be held at the Loyola
Heights campus:


*SALAM: Islam and Inter-Religious Dialogue on Peace
                21 October 2016 (Friday), 5 to 6:30pm
                                        Faura Hall Audio-Visual Room (AVR)
      *                                                  Presented by the
SALAAM Institute* and the Loyola Schools (LS) Office of Campus Ministry,
with support from the Office of the Vice President for Social Development.

Featuring Singaporean Sheik Muhammad Imran Angullia Al-Hafiuz, and the
participation of Professor Yusuf Morales (a Commissioner of the National
Commission on Muslim Filipinos), this forum will dwell on the frames for
gaining a proper understanding of Islam in the light of prophetic tradition
and Qur’anic exegesis, in an effort to save Muslims from radical views of
Islam espoused by extremist groups and to promote harmonious co-existence
among the people of living faiths. The Sheik is also in the country to
contribute to programs of the Philippine security sector.

[**The SALAAM Institute (with SALAAM being the acronym for **Social Action
Learning and Advocacy for Atenean Muslims) is an institution of Muslim
Ateneans who believe in a formation that espouses spirituality of service,
dialogue with creation, connecting studies to the needs of the community,
and the intersection of Ignatian and Islamic Spiritualities. Through
coordination with the Jesuits in Mindanao, SALAAM is already established at
the Ateneo de Zamboanga and Ateneo de Davao universities.]*


*Becoming Bangsamoro: The History, Aspirations and Prospects *

*of the Muslims of Mindanao*

*25 October 2016 (Tuesday), 11am to 12:20noon*

*Faura Hall AVR*

Presented by the LS School of Humanities and the John J. Carroll Institute
of Church and Social Issues

Featuring Attorney Raissa Jajurie, a member of the Bangsamoro Transition
Committee, this lecture will delve into how the construct of the Bangsamoro
emerged out of the diverse history of the Muslims in Mindanao: who consider
themselves as the Bangsamoro people, what their aspirations are, and what
their views are of the proposed federalist system.


*Launch of* *Indigenous Peoples Week*

*24 October 2016 (Monday), 5:30 to 7pm*

*5th floor, Rizal Library*

Presented by LS student group Coalition of Ateneans for Indigenous Peoples
(CAIP), in partnership with Loyola Mountaineers, Development Society, USAD,
Baybayin, Barefoot, and the Media and Creatives cluster of Council of
Organizations of the Ateneo de Manila University (COA).

Inspired by the advancement in deliberation, in both Houses of Congress, on
proposed legislation for the institutionalization of Indigenous Peoples
education (or IPED) systems, this week-long series of activities seeks to
increase the University’s awareness about the rights of the country’s
Indigenous Peoples (IP - including, not limited to, those in Mindanao) and, by
providing avenues for dialogue on how to proactively respond to the
situations of IP communities as among those most marginalized, to encourage
students, in particular, to take part in the continuous pursuit of IP

The Honorable Teddy Baguilat Jr (Representative, Lone District of Ifugao,
House of Representatives of the 17th Philippine Congress) has been invited
to the launch, to speak about the situation of the IPs and their place in
the national agenda, as well as the IPED bills.
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