Peace maker Man Hee Lee Biography: What Happened in Mindanao
In southern Philippines, the continuing conflict between government and Muslim insurgents has resulted in the displacement of approximately 80,000 residents, whilst the rising death toll is quickly approaching triple digits. To address this, Peace maker of HWPL, Man Hee Lee led a peace walk on January 24th, 2014 in the conflict-stricken island of Mindanao, Philippines, along with the University of Mindanao, youth associations, mayors, and religious leaders of the Philippines. Thereafter, HWPL peace manker Man Hee Lee mediated a forum between Fernando Capalla, the former Catholic archbishop of Mindanao Davao, and Esmael Mangudadatu, the Governor of Maguindanao (an Islamic autonomous district in Mindanao)
– an unprecedented meeting in light of the 40-year long conflict between Catholics and Muslims in that region.