There was once a time when I believed that the absence of war was what defined peace. What with the goings on in our country, it seemed that a “Peaceful Philippines” was impossible. It seemed totally farfetched. I didn’t quite understand it then. Peace is not a one time thing. It is a process. It … Continue reading Choosing Peace by Caith Laguesma
Other people have been asking me, “hindi ka ba napapagod? hindi ba kayo nawawalan ng pag-asa sa lahat lahat ng nararanasan nating karahasan sa ating bansa, sa ating mundo?” As human beings, of course, we all have limits. There will be times that we will lose our energy and question what we do. And then … Continue reading Peace Journey Reflections
Peace month is every month. 🙂 I have admit—It’s not easy to choose peace or to live with inner peace, but it will always be a journey of discovering peace and finding ways to create the path to a peaceful life. Peace may seem like something intangible, but it is through instilling it in ourselves … Continue reading Hope for the children, hope for the youth, hope for the entire country.
The Teach Peace Build Peace Movement Team was invited by the Department of Education (National) to help facilitate in the first Psychological First Aid for DEPED Personnels who were affected by the Marawi Siege. The sessions prepared the teachers in order for them to conduct Psychosocial interventions to the children who are also displaced because … Continue reading PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID FOR MARAWI TEACHERS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Peace Mission Reflection by Dr. Almuhaimin Usman Amidst the chaotic scene of an evacuation center catering victims of Marawi siege, I was standing at a stage of a gymnasium, deaf to the loud noises. For a moment, my body was frozen while my eyes were weeping silently. I saw the pandemonium of struggle by everyone … Continue reading Sharing a Piece of Hope