Peace has been very elusive in many parts of the Philippines, primarily because of the massive poverty that leads to crime in urban areas and insurgency in the countryside. By empowering residents to work towards building dignified communities together, peace becomes a natural consequence. By making GK communities the venue for the convergence of different religions, tribes and cultures, peace becomes one of the most valuable results in our journey to rebuild the nation.
Being a Brother’s Keeper
We are called to be our brother’s keeper regardless of race and religion. By living out a culture of caring and sharing, we build abodes of peace and make sure that no one is left behind, especially the poor.
A Path of Love and Faith
In a world that has been wounded and divided for generations, pursuing a path of love instead of anger and hate allows us to find common ground while respecting our differences. In Gawad Kalinga, you see Muslims building communities for Christians and Christians building communities for Muslims. For people of different religions, a common path of love and faith liberates and heals.
A Sacred Commitment to the Future Generation
These peaceful communities at the heart of conflict areas are a sacred commitment to the future generation. The children born in these communities will no longer be fueled by hate or distrust but can instead build on love and friendship as the foundation for a peaceful future.