As you see from the first paragraph, the Archdiocese of Cotabato is 50% Muslim and 50% Christian. The Archbishop always reminds us priests of how we are to dialogue and live together with the Muslim people. I have lived in Cotabato for five years (2000 -2005) and Archbishop Quevedo assigned us Marists to a Muslim area. Fr. Kevin Stewart was also working very closely with Inter-religious Dialogue. The photo with the Muslim women was taken at the annual celebration Shariff Kabunsuan commemorating the arrival of the Muslim here in Mindanao, the Southern Philippines. I was invited to this celebration by the Director of Education here in region 12, Mrs Estrella Babano a Muslim. Even now that I am on the mountain, I make a point to come down to the city whenever there is a Muslim celebration.
Fr. Aliki Langi sm.