Youth Specific Peace-Nurturing Training Component for Teachers Handling Values-oriented Courses in Philippine Tertiary Programs (Phase 2)

Posted July 27, 2016 by interfaithphilippines
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Bohol province is facing up to the challenges brought about by the earthquake and have exhibited remarkable resilience.  Such values and attitudes amidst devastating challenges will bring new ways of thinking about peace-building and peace-nurturing in areas that have experienced, or are experiencing, disasters. In partnership with Holy Name University, the project gathered together 18 participants from various colleges and universities in the Visayas regions attended the training workshop on April 28-30, 2016 at the Bohol Bee Farm Resort, Panglao Island, Bohol.

Additional Resources:

PDF on Sacred, Peace and Heritage

Peace, Sacred and Heritage

PDF on Peace-Nurturing

Peace Nurturing


3rd Youth and Sacred Workshop 2012 Call for Participation

Posted November 18, 2012 by interfaithphilippines
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The College of Liberal Arts through the University Research Coordinating Office (URCO) holds research workshops on The Youth and the Sacred:  On Filipino Youth’s Sacred Experiences, Sacred Performances and Notions of the Sacred.

The workshops are divided into the following themes:  “The Youth and Religious Discourses”, “The Sacred as Resource/s”, “Sacred in Spaces and Places: Visual and Material Culture as Media of the Sacred” and “Towards the Rubrics of the Sacred in Young Filipinos: Methodologies, Frameworks, and Avenues for Research.”

3rd Workshop on “Sacred as Resource/s”

Main Speakers:


“Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life: Christian and Buddhist Sources for a Spirituality of Compassion”


“Bodycare, SoulCare: A Look into Engaged Mindfulness Practices in the Philippine Context ”

November 22, 2012

9:00-4:00 PM

Andrew Gonzalez Building RM 1506, De La Salle University

Dr. Ruben Habito is a Professor of World Religions and Spirituality at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is also Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Habito completed his doctoral studies at Tokyo University in 1978, and taught at Sophia University in Tokyo. He is the author of numerous books on Buddhism including Experiencing Buddhism: Ways of Wisdom and CompassionLiving Zen, Loving GodHealing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a Wounded EarthShinran to no Deai Kara (From My Encounters with Shinran) and many others in Japanese and English. He was President of the Society for Buddhist Christian Studies from 2003 to 2005, and serves as spiritual director and Teacher (Roshi) at Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Dante G. Simbulan Jr’s current research revolves around traditional and alternative health care research and practice, also known as complementary and integrative medicine. His main current strengths in complementary and integrative medicine is Hatha Yoga training. He was the chair of the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CCIM) of De la Salle Health Sciences Institute (under the Research Services) in Dasmarinas, Cavite, from May 2006 – May 2009, and leads the Mind-Body Studies Section of CCIM. He is also a Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology, teaching neurophysiology, electrophysiology, muscle physiology as well as exercise physiology at the DLS-HSI College of Medicine.

He finished his undergraduate and masteral studies at UP Los Banos in 1979 and 1983, and his doctoral studies in neuroscience at Nagoya University in 1990, with focus on pain physiology . Since 2003, he embarked on formal training in mindfulness practices, engaging in meditation and yoga sessions, and yoga teachers’ trainings in the Philippines, India and the United States. Dr. Simbulan was Nippon Foundation’s 2010 Asian Public Intellectual (API) Fellow, doing work on the theme, “Theories and Practices of Mindfulness in Asia: Historical Context and Modern Relevance”. He also recently finished a Nagoya University Visiting Scientist Fellowship in 2011, doing work on “Slow Breathing Exercises and Heart Rate Variability.”

For inquiries, contact Dr. Jeane Peracullo at


Posted July 31, 2011 by interfaithphilippines
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The screenings were held at De La Salle University.  Both were sponsored by DLSU, through Dr. Jeane Peracullo and Mr. Ignacio Ver of the Philosophy Department and Dr. Lolita Castillo of the Theology and Religious Education Department, and the Institute for Comparative and Advanced Studies (ICAS).

On July 25, the main resource speaker was Prof. Mohammad Rosli Hassan.

Interfaith Philippines is now on Facebook

Posted May 27, 2010 by interfaithphilippines
Categories: 2008 Conference, 2009 Conference

Please join our group, interfaithphilippines, on facebook.  It is an interactive site for all who truly believe in interfaith dialogue and initiatives as a way to genuine peace among different religious groups and persuasions in the country.


Posted January 8, 2010 by interfaithphilippines
Categories: 2009 Conference

IFD newsletter : Click this to view and download our conference newsletter!

Downloadable Mandala Peace Art

Posted January 5, 2010 by interfaithphilippines
Categories: 2009 Conference

Due to popular demand, we are making these Mandala Artwork templates  available to you courtesy of Peacemakers’ Circle.  Everyone who participated in the activity we had pointed to its wonderful and quiet power.  Mandala-Making is after all soulwork thereby providing all of us who work for the spiritual, moral and value transformation of our nation that much needed respite to enable us to get in touch with our deeper selves.  Thoughts are very powerful—we send out Peace, Love, Light to the entire universe.


Posted January 4, 2010 by interfaithphilippines
Categories: 2009 Conference

Ms. Jamila-Aisha P. Sanguila is  (as CWTS Coordinator) now conceptualizing a seminar workshop “Culture of Peace and Dialogue” for the Civic Welfare Training Service, College of Social Sciences and Humanities.   As Silsilah Forum Marawi Coordinator,  she is organizing by January the Silsilah Peace Youth.  By February 14,  The Silisilah Forum Marawi will hold a Peace Concert with  CWTS students to be held at the  MSU Gymnasium.  On April 19-22, 2009, the Silsilah Dialogue Movement, Zamboanga City will have Jamila as guest speaker for the “HISTORY OF ISLAM.”

Dr. Dante G. Simbulan, Jr. has been awarded a research fellowship by the NIPPON FOUNDATION for ASIAN PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS AWARDS for the year 2010 – 2011 for a research paper writing and database project on mindfulness practices. Formal awarding ceremonies will be held on March 19, 2010 at the ATENEO de MANILA UNIVERSITY. He will be based in Kyoto University, Japan for his research writing, database and networking project.
To get updates on Dr. Simbulan’s work, visit

Dr. Kres Gabijan of Focolare Movement, attended a forum organized by The UP Institute of Islamic Studies and the Indiana Cultural Exchange Center (ICEC), Purdue University, USA,  in cooperation with the with Center for Moderate Muslims-Phils. (CMM), University of the Philippines’ Muslim Student Alumni Association (UPMSAA), Imam Council of the Philippines, Fil-Muslim Youth Council for Peace and Development(FMYCPD) & the UP Asabiyyah entitled, “Islam in America” on December 7, 2009 at the UP Bulwagang Sala’am.

Mr. Yusuf Roque Morales, School Administrator , Asian Academy of Business and Computers,  conducted a seminar on WARLORDISM IN CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM PHILIPPINES: Effects on Social Movements for Peace and Democracy on Dec. 9, Wednesday, 2 p.m at the PHILIPPINE RURAL RECONSTRUCTION MOVEMENT, 56 Mother
Ignacia Avenue corner Dr. Lazcano Street, Quezon City. He was with Engr. Roberto Verzola of the Philippine Greens- Inputs on the Maguindanao elections 2004 and 2007. Engr. Verzola was the first one who came out with a statistical analyses of disturbing trends in the 2004 elections, a year before the 2005 Hello Garci scandal came out.  He also co-founded HALALANG MARANGAL, a citizens’ clean elections advocacy group.
Engr. Verzola was the founding secretary general of the  Philippine Greens in 1997.