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Hopes for peace with new autonomous Muslim region

MANILA (UCAN) “Peace and harmony will be enjoyed if this new Bangsamoro government is inclusive and does not discriminate others,” said Archbishop Martin Jumoad of Ozamiz in Mindanao, after Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, signed off on a law on July 26 that aims to give greater autonomy to Muslims in the southern Philippines.
 
The Bangsamoro Organic Law comes into effect four years after the government signed a peace agreement with the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
 

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Legislating a new Philippine Muslim region

MANILA (UCAN): Mindanao is now on the “cusp of peace” Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of Cotabato, said as the Philippine congressional body drafting legislation to create a new Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao, approved a final version of the Bangsamoro Organic Law late on July 18.
 

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St. Francis as a pioneer of mission among Muslims

HONG KONG (SE): St. Francis of Assisi is well known for his finely tuned sense of appreciation of nature, as well as being a dedicated peace-maker, but at an evening held at the Anatolia Dialogue Centre in Wan Chai, Franciscan Brother Raymond Yeung Yim portrayed him as a dedicated, ground-breaking missionary among people of the Muslim faith.

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Tunisia shows Arab Muslim world can be democratic

TUNIS (SE): “We are happy because it is a recognition and encouragement to Tunisian democracy,” an elated Father Jawad Alamat, the national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of Tunisia, said after the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet.

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Tunisia shows Arab Muslim world can be democratic

TUNIS (SE): “We are happy because it is a recognition and encouragement to Tunisian democracy,” an elated Father Jawad Alamat, the national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies of Tunisia, said after the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet.

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Parish built thanks to Muslim generosity

 

FAILSALABAD (Agencies): The parish of Arooj-e-Mariam founded thanks to the good will and assistance with funding from local Muslims in Faisalabad, Pakistan, celebrated its 25th anniversary on December 21 last year.

In order to mark the occasion, parishioners have passed around the hat and have built a small grotto as a meeting place for prayer.

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