The second workshop was conducted on April 3, 2007 in Quiapo, Manila for the 24 members and friends of the Integrated Muslim Students Association of the Philippines (IMUSTAPHIL) who were gathered together by another partner organization, the Agama Islam Society (which is led by The Peacemakers’ board member, Alim Said Basher).
The one-day workshop was designed to introduce and orient Muslim youth leaders to ways of engaging in Muslim-Christian Dialogue in building relationships of mutual respect, understanding and cooperation with Christian youths. This is in response to the expressed need to help the young Muslim leaders develop interest in participating in the endeavor of promoting peace and harmony between Muslims and Christians in the metropolis.
The workshop engaged the participants in conflict awareness exercises, viewing of the “In the Light of the Crescent Moon” Peacemakers’ DVD-documentary, lectures on Muslim perspectives on dialogue and relationship-building, and a demo-lecture on “Aikido as a Way of the Peaceful Warrior”. The two workshops were also made possible through the support of the Miriam College Center for Peace Education.