Since 50 years the MWI accompanied, together with his partners, younger Churches in Africa and Asia on their way into the future. We support their leaders during their education and we share the vision of a common future.
Prof. Dr. Harald Suermann, Direktor des MWI
On June 28, 2017, FOCUS Online wrote "Disguised in headscarves: Muslims rescue 44 Christians from IS soldiers."
Mindanao, one of the southernmost islands of the Philippines, remains exposed to situations of unrest. 15 million Muslims live in the region who have been struggling for autonomy for a long time as they see themselves at a considerable disadvantage compared with the Catholic majority.
Mrs. Frances Elisabeth Diaz originates from Mindanao and currently pursues doctoral studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in the field of Systematic Theology. In her doctoral thesis, she focuses on the context of her home country, more precisely on the dialogue between Christians and Muslims on Mindanao.
Mrs. Diaz studied Economics and, later, Theology. Most recently, she has been working at the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City in Mindanao.
With her doctoral thesis, she makes a significant contribution to the peace efforts in her home country.