"I celebrated my golden jubilee of my priesterhood with a three-day pilgrimage by foot with my former parish and with a High Mass. I look back with gratitude, praying for the MWI scholarship holders and their way with their communities. In favor of a donation for thescholarship holders I dispensed with gifts in order to express my spiritual and material solidarity with still emerging church in the south."
Pastor Günther Ludwig
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.