change language
vous êtes dans: home - l'oecum...dialogue - rencontr...tionales - antwerp ...e future newslettercontactslink

Soutenez la Communauté

  

Les arrivées des premiers couloirs humanitaires 2018 en Italie. La nouvelle phase du projet, devenu un modèle d'accueil et d'intégration pour l'Europe

"PAIX SUR TOUTES LES TERRES" : 1er janvier, une marche pour un monde qui sache accueillir et intégrer

Le premier jour de l'année nouvelle, manifestations sur tous les continents pour soutenir le message du pape François

De l'Indonésie au Salvador, de l'Allemagne au Mozambique, voici les nouvelles galeries d'images des repas de Noël de Sant'Egidio dans le monde

Des photos continuent d'affluer de tous les continents, regardez-les sur notre carte interactive!

Galerie de photos et vidéos du repas de Noël à Santa Maria in Trastevere

Visite virtuelle de la crèche de Sant'Egidio : Jésus accueilli par les pauvres, les malades, les sans logis et les hommes de toutes confessions

Sant'Egidio et la Muhammadiyah signent à Djakarta un nouvel accord pour la paix et le dialogue interreligieux

une délégation de la Communauté menée par Marco Impagliazzo se trouve en Indonésie

Sant'Egidio au conseil de sécurité de l'ONU pour un point sur la République centrafricaine

Mauro Garofalo : "Le succès de ce premier désarmement garantit la crédibilité de l'ensemble du processus en actes"

Donner à manger aux personnes âgées au Mozambique : distribuitions d'aides alimentaires aux plus pauvres dans la ville de Beira

Aidons les réfugiés rohingyas au Bangladesh

La Communauté de Sant’Egidio lance une collecte de fonds pour envoyer des aides dans les camps de réfugiés au Bangladesh, en collaboration avec l’Eglise locale

Tous les textes de la rencontre #Pathsofpeace

L'assemblée d'inauguration de la rencontre internationale Chemins de Paix

Chemins de 2017 : tout sur la rencontre internationale des religions du monde pour la paix

Le programme, les intervenants et les événements en direct streaming

Global friendship, #MoreYouthMorePeace : le message et l’engagement des Jeunes pour la paix à Barcelone

rendez-vous l’année prochaine à Rome !

 
version imprimable
8 Septembre 2014 09:30 | Karel de Grote-Hogeschool, Campus Groenplaats, Swaelen room

Contribution



Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim


President of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Philippines
THE BANGSAMORO STRUGGLE UNDER THE MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT (MILF) LEADERSHIP:
The Role of Dialogue in its pursuit of lasting peace
 
1. On behalf of the Bangsamoro people, and the Leadership of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), I would like to express our appreciation and gratitude for being invited and be part of this meaningful event.
 
2. Indeed we are very honored to be able to share with you our experience in our search for peace, which started not only during our generation but even during the time of our forefathers during the colonization period in the 16th Century. We sincerely believe that the long struggle we have undertaken to attain peace and justice for our people and homeland is very relevant to the team of this International Meeting for Peace sponsored by the Community of Sant’ Egidio which is “PEACE is the FUTURE”. We likewise affirm that the role of Dialogue has played very important role in sustaining our struggle for Peace and Progress in our homeland.  
 
3. Ladies and gentlemen, we have been witnessing conflicts after conflicts unfolding almost everywhere. We have witnessed the devastating outcomes of wars, from the petty armed conflict  to full-blown wars. But after all the destructions of enormous lives and properties, almost all these wars are settled ultimately through dialogues. And therefore, I strongly believe that if a dialogue takes its course before war overtakes it, we will always find war irrelevant and becomes illegitimate.
 
4. Today, we are gathered in this noble event to showcase our willingness and commitment to achieve our shared goal that is to see the world free of unwanted conflicts. The result of war is always a serious calamity that does not spare noncombatants, and therefore it should not have been and should not be happening. Any attempt for war should be defeated. A world that is war-free is within our reach, it only demands our collective efforts and common stand to reject war as a solution, and make dialogue as an ultimate alternative to war.
 
5. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to bring your attention to the conflict in Mindanao in Southern Philippines which is known as the Bangsamoro Homeland as this is one of the outstanding examples to elucidate the merits of dialogue over war as an option.
 
6. The conflict in the Mindanao islands is one of the longest running conflicts in the world spanning 436 years to date. It started when the Spaniards, in the 16th century came to colonize the present Philippine Archipelago. Having subjugated the northern islands of what is now known as Luzon and the Visayas, our ancestors, the native inhabitants of the southern part which was at that time enjoying their independence and own system of governance under the different Sultanates, prominent of which are the Sultanate Of Sulu, Sultanate of Maguindanao and Buayan and the Confederation of Leaders in Ranao  resisted to the colonization of the Spaniards and and thus they were never colonized by Spain and where able to maintain their culture and Islamic belief., the Moros, in Sulu in 1578 and later spread to Mindanao.        
 
7. The coming of the Americans, however, is not a grandeur intervention to rescue our usurped territory and sovereignty. Their agenda was the same as the Spaniard’s imperialism but merely differs in policy as the former appears more pragmatic. In their moral, psychological and military warfare, the Americans have greatly disadvantaged the Moros and they are proved to be more disastrous on a national grand scale when the United States of America granted the Spanish-conquered people an independent state in 1946 and for which the never-conquered Mindanao and Sulu have been illegally and immorally annexed to the entire territory of this new born Republic of the Philippines. 
 
8. Under the Philippines Republic, the Bangsamoro experienced discrimination, oppression and other forms of injustices as minority until in 1935 the government in Manila passed a law implementing systematic migration from the north to the south until they were able to effectively change the balance of population in the Bangsamoro homeland turning the Bangsamoro still minority in their own homeland. 
 
9. The situation of the Bangsamoro worsen during the late 60’s when the Philippine government did not succeed in its program of integrating the minority Muslim to the majority Christian population started a genocidal campaign against the Bangsamoro people massacring thousands of innocent civilians, men and women and children which motivated the rise of arm-struggle initially as a defense and in the early 70’s was proclaimed and independence movement.  This give birth to the revolutionary fronts including what is now the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILIF) formed in the early 1970's.   
 
10.   The leadership of the MILF is governed by the principles of Islam as a peaceful religion. It never encourages war as a substitute to peace. However, in some instances, war cannot avoided as counter measures to contain the aggression of the Philippine Government and her Armed Forces. 
 
11.   The commitment and devotion of the MILF for peace is beyond reasonable doubt. For the past 17 years since 1997, the GPH and MILF have been locked up in negotiating table with numerous major and minor skirmishes interruption along the way. At times, the negotiation is marred with GPH’s perpetuation to renege past agreements on one hand and intimidating consequent of war on the other hand.  
 
12.   Perplexed on this consistent tendency to undermine the gains of past negotiations, the MILF stays firm to its guard and affirms stand on every signed agreement as binding never to be a mere paper of history. 
 
13.   True to its commitment to settle the conflict, the MILF has entered into a series of dialogues with the GPH for the sole purpose of resolving the conflict peacefully. Up to this very day, the two parties are still engaged in series of dialogues (negotiation) until the final aspiration of the Moros are met. 
 
14.   The MILF negotiation with the GPH has resulted in the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) on the 15th of August 2012. The signed agreement (FAB) serves as the roadmap for the final comprehensive pact. On the 27th of March 2014 the final agreement Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) was signed. This agreement could not have been possible without the overwhelming conduct of dialogues.
 
15.   Finally, let me express our profound gratitude to the Community of Sant’ Egidio for actively serving as member of the International Contact Group (ICG) along with the United Kingdom, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Japan and other International and local non-government organizations for helping in the facilitation of the GPH-MILF Peace Process until the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro was finally signed in March 27, 2014.

 

PROGRAMMA
PDF

LIVE STREAMING



NOUVELLES EN RELATION
30 Janvier 2018
BANGUI, RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

Chantal, Elodie et les autres : des enfants en soins avec le programme DREAM à Bangui, capitale de la Centrafrique

IT | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL
25 Janvier 2018
ROME, ITALIE

Centrafrique. Le président Touadéra en visite à Sant’Egidio : « Merci pour le soutien au processus de paix : la nouvelle phase de désarmement commence maintenant »

IT | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | ID
1 Janvier 2012

Marche pour la paix sur toutes les terres


Rome, un long cortège jusqu'à la Place Saint-Pierre. Les salutations du pape Benoît
IT | DE | FR | NL | RU
24 Octobre 2011

L'Esprit d'Assise : 25 années de prière pour la paix

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | RU
21 Mars 2011

Jos (Nigeria) : conférence sur la paix, le service aux pauvres et le dialogue interreligieux

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL
2 Janvier 2011

A Rome, le pape salue les participants à la marche "Paix sur toutes les terres" organisée par la Communauté de Sant'Egidio

IT | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL | CS
toutes les nouvelles connexes

FAITS MARQUANTS NEWS
2 Février 2018

D'Argentine au sanctuaire des martyrs de Saint-Barthélemy, les reliques des religieux tués en 1976


La prière a été présidée par Mgr Oscar Vicente Ojea, président de la Conférence épiscopale argentine
IT | ES | FR
1 Février 2018 | IRAK

Irak : inquiétude de Sant'Egidio devant le recours à la peine de mort

IT | ES | DE | FR
30 Janvier 2018 | PARIS, FRANCE

Bienvenue ! L'arrivée à Paris de 40 réfugiés syriens par les couloirs humanitaires ouverts en France

IT | ES | DE | FR | CA | ID

ASSOCIATED PRESS
26 Février 2018
Roma sette
Congo e Sud Sudan, Gnavi: «La liberazione ha il nome di Gesù»
23 Février 2018
Domradio.de
"Wir können Frieden organisieren wie andere den Krieg"
22 Février 2018
Famiglia Cristiana
La preghiera sia un urlo contro le guerre
21 Février 2018
Vatican Insider
Sant’Egidio si unisce alla Giornata di digiuno per Congo e Sud Sudan indetta dal Papa
21 Février 2018
SIR
Giornata preghiera e digiuno: Comunità di Sant’Egidio, adesione all’invito del Papa. Veglia nella basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere a Roma e in molte città italiane
tous les dossiers de presse