02 February 2012 5th Civil Relations Group
Military joined the celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week at Ateneo de Davao University headed by Lieutenant General Arthur Tabaquero on February 1, 2012. The Ateneo Theology Division and Al Qalam Institute welcomed the response and support of the military in attending its symposium that focused on “Celebrating Harmony among the People of God’.
Lt. Gen. Tabaquero shared that the mutual understanding and inter-religious dialogue constitute an important dimension in culture of peace and help for working partnership in various undertakings to create united and solid efforts for community against ignorance, violence and terror especially among the less privileged ones. Different people of various religious sectors responded the call on peace promotion as they signed the commitment for peace tarpaulin for actively participate the eradication of culture of violence and silence and change them to a Culture of Dialogue which founded on love and spirituality.
Further, the United Nations Organization recognizes and proclaims every first week of February as ‘World Interfaith Harmony Week’ and that there is a need of dialogue among different faiths and religions in the world to celebrate the love of God.
“I am grateful and convinced that this celebration strengthens interfaith movement for the promotion of understanding and harmony among the people in the country in order to attain lasting efforts of peace and progress”, Tabaquero said.
Meanwhile Tabaquero added that all government forces under Eastern Mindanao Command yearn on continuous coordination as it builds up dedication to advance initiatives in achieving peace, orderly and productive communities in the country.
Eastmincom Commanding Officers headed by Lieutenant General Arthur Tabaquero listen during the symposium of World Interfaith Harmony Week launched by Ateneo Theology Division and Al Qalam Institute on February 1st last Wednesday at Ateneo de Davao University.
Lieutenant General Arthur Tabaquero signs the commitment for peace tarpaulin during the World Interfaith Harmony Week symposium at Ateneo de davao University on Wednesday February 1, 2012.
Lieutenant General Arthur Tabaquero shares his view during the theological symposium at Ateneo de Davao University last Wednesday that his relationship with his wife is an example of interfaith harmony between a Muslim and a Christian, a proof that harmony is possible regardless of religions and people