Title: Towards a World Without Empire:The Imperative of Interfaith Solidarity
Author: Carmencita Karagdag, Coordinator, Peace for Life
Voices from the South E-Newsletter: October 2015
With its roots connected to the “International Ecumenical Conference on Terrorism in a Globalised World” that was held in September 2002, the People’s Forum on Peace for Life is an interfaith movement for peace and justice, which resists imperialism, economic globalization and militarism—in all their forms and in all places of the global North and South. In October 2014, the network gathered in Davao City, the Philippines for an international interfaith encounter and peace festival, which also marked the network’s 10th anniversary.
This month’s Voices from the South highlights the opening address of Carmencita Karagdag, Coordinator of Peace for Life, at the peace festival. Here Carmenctia presents the history of the movement, paints a picture of the challenges ahead, and challenges people of faith to resist a world where religious divides are exploited and exacerbated in order to advance the agenda of global economic and military domination.