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ACTED Philippines, UNYPAD conduct seminar on ‘Understanding Faith and Culture Diversity’

By: Norsahid Benito

ISULAN, SULTAN KUDARAT (December 21, 2020) — ACTED Philippines and United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc. (UNYPAD)   conducted seminar on Understanding Faith and Cultural Diversity at Municipal Gymnasium, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat on December 15, 2020.

The activity was aimed to foster understanding which is the best way in addressing any conflicts brought by the diversity of beliefs and culture among the Indigenous Peoples, Bangsamoro and Settlers.

Delegates coming from the IPs, Muslim and Christian groups participated in the said seminar.

The resource persons underscored the importance of communication and respect between and among peoples to sustain peace in the communities.

UNYPAD Secretary General Yusoph Lumambas, the resource person highlighted the importance of the Culture of Peace.

“It is important to know the rights of every person and that everyone should accept one another having their own belief and culture in order to avoid misunderstanding or conflict,” UNYPAD Project Officer Nida Makatabang said.

She further stressed that discrimination often happens brought by disrespect to one another which actually exist.

Makatabang further said that human rights and barangay justice system aim to protect the rights of every individual to exercise their freedom of religion and practice their own culture.

ACTED Philippines is a Non-Government Organization that promotes good communication among the followers of different religions to avoid conflicts that often result to problem or violence.