Thursday, November 25, the Euntes participants rose very early and went downtown to join the thousands of Zamboanga residents who turned out to participate in a two-hour long parade that marked the start of the local celebration of the Week of Peace 2010.

This has been a tradition ever since the Center has reopened in 2007. This is very much in accord with the Vision and Mission of Euntes which proposes ‘mission today’ as crossing borders, breaking barriers and bridging people of different religions, cultures and nationalities through dialogue, building hope and understanding toward peace and reconciliation.

In fact, the annual parade brings together Zamboanguenos from different faiths, customs, language and traditions. The participants are Catholics, Christians, Muslims and Indigenous People from all walks of life, young and old, and they come together to participate and engage in relevant activities to think, speak, act and dream peace, renewing their commitment for peace-building in the community.

The parade and the week-long peace activities are sponsored by the Inter-Religious Solidarity Movement for Peace (IRSMP) whose lead convener is Father Angel Calvo, CFM, President of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ).


Slide show of some photos during the parade:


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