2017 Asia-Pacific Workshops

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“Rise and Rebuild”: Confronting the Roots of Armed Conflict in the Philippines

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

In these trying times for the peoples throughout the world, the Lumad of the Philippines, defying all odds, uncertainties, and dangers, call on all God’s people in America, “Let us rise [from chaos] and rebuild!” (Nehemiah 2: 18). Indigenous leaders experienced in building grassroots movements among the Lumad communities most impacted by militarization and aggressive development like large mining, logging… 

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Speakers:

Josephine Engyo Pagalan, Kasalo; Dulphing Bayang Oga, Kalumaran; Cristina Palabay, Karapatan; Atty. Edre Olalia, legal consultant to Philippines peace negotiations

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Bridges to Peace in the Korean Peninsula: Humanitarian and Policy Options in a Time of Great Division

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017, 2:00 pm

Tensions have escalated sharply between the United States and North Korea since January 2016 and the current presidential transitions in the U.S. and South Korea are creating a climate of uncertainty in North East Asia. As provocative actions continue from both sides, risk of miscalculation or military action is increasing. However, too  often we hear of calculated strategy and not… 

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Speakers:

Daniel Jasper, American Friends Service Committee; Fr. Pat Cunningham, Missionary Society of St. Columban; Dr. Ki Ho Yi, Hanshin University, part of National Council of Churches in Korea delegation

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