WARP Office Scriptural Comparison Dialogues
In the Philippines, there are 3 WARP Offices in Manila open since November 2014, which hosted 215 sessions of religious discussion and seminars until February 2022. The interfaith dialogues continued during the pandemic, and as a result, 1,016 sessions of separate online discussions took place through February 2022.
These interfaith dialogues were reinforced as academic lectures known as part of the Religious Peace Academy, and lectures were given from the perspectives of Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism. For more than 5 months, religious leaders and devotees of different faith groups sat together and studied the scripture in a deeper manner. As a product of this academy, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was established between Christian and Hindu leaders promising to learn more deeply with each other’s scriptures. The MOU was signed by 281 pastors from different denominations in order to learn and grow together. The yearning for peace that sprouted in Mindanao is bearing the good fruit of peace across the Philippines.