Muslim and Christian youth from Duyog Marawi went on a national roadshow last August 14 until September 1 to promote conversation about Marawi.

            “We want the public to continue the conversation about Marawi for it is a national concern. Though most people and the media has diverted their attention to other issue, we believe that Marawi should still be on the discussion table. More than two years had passed, yet the Marawi is still in agony and its people, thousands of them, remain displaced and have not yet fully rehabilitated” Abdullah Acmad, head of the mission, said in an interview with the student press club of St. Agnes Academy in Legazpi, Albay.

Through theater, these Muslim and Christian volunteers, a combination of students and young professionals from Marawi, committed themselves to promote peace and to bridge the gaps between Muslims and Christian by their commitment and examples.

Audience, after watching the theater production, describe it as an eye-opener which further their awareness and understanding about the people of the lake, the Meranaw culture, and the crisis that befall upon Marawi.

            “Napakahalaga ng napanood natin kanina kasi yun ay nagsisimbolo ng ating kapatiran. Kahit tayo’y magkakaiba ng religion ay iisa naman ang ating diyos. Kaya kami ay nanonood kanina at nakita namin yung programa talagang nakaantig sa aking damdamin kasi pare-pareho kaming Pilipino, pare-pareho kaming mga tao” according to Beth Bancoro, one of the viewers of the play, shared. The national roadshow called Duyog Marawi Youth Interfaith Solidarity Mission for Peace and Dialogue travelled to Manila, Lipa City, Legazpi City, Leyte, and Cebu City.