"We are one in working to end internal armed conflicts and more importantly, resolution of root causes that enables unpeace
," he said.
And just as zealously, he has worked hard to address, in ways he knows how, the roots and causes of poverty and unpeace
Lajak thanked Pope Francis for his service to humanity and his engagement in topics shared with the UNPeace
and conflict prevention, migration, the fight against climate change, and sustainable development were the topics that the chairman of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister, Miroslav Lajak, discussed at the audience with Pope Francis.
Reading, performing, and experiencing a play, thus, is like living between cultures, different constellations of beliefs, manners, and languages; it is about finding the "unpeace
" amidst contesting territories of power, domination, obscurity, obfuscation, and elision.
The theme "Building Communities of Peace for All" reflects a challenge and a commitment of the Asian churches to the task of peace-building in the face of so much violence and unpeace
in the region.
"Amid the worsening human rights situation and climate of impunity in the Philippines, Duterte's threats to impose a state of national emergency or nationwide martial law will only foment a situation of greater unpeace
. His repetitive and nauseating use of worn-out and make-believe reasons betrays his real intent, which is to promote his tyrannical rule and militarist approach in solving the country's problems, instead of solving the root causes of social problems," said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay.
San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza said a dialog would have been the best path to peace, as the negotiating panel had recommended going into the root causes of the 'unpeace
We pray that this commitment and openness will be maintained, and that the basic issues of injustice in our country, which have resulted in decades of unpeace
, will be finally addressed.
'We have witnessed a wanton disregard of people's rights and the prevalent climate of impunity and unpeace
, especially under the Benigno S.
We challenge the Duterte presidency to build on the people's votes that was mostly repudiation of everything that is the 'tuwid na daan (straight path).' He can start by junking Oplan Bayanihan and similar counterinsurgency programs and take the road to genuine peace by addressing the roots of unpeace
and the ongoing civil war through the negotiating table, Palabay said.
The subtext is that it is ironic that religion-any religion, in fact-preaches peace, and yet can itself be a big factor in the unpeace