UST Graduate School Dean Lilian Sison. Photo by L. G. . BABIERAUST GRADUATE School dean Dr. Lilian Sison now heads the women’s arm of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ARCP), taking over from India’s Dr. Deepali Bhanot who held the post for ten years.

Bhanot turned over the position last Oct. 18, at the end of a three-day international religious meet at the Manila Hotel.

Before the turn-over ceremony, Bhanot reported on the proceedings of two days of meetings attended by participants from Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Indonesia, among others.

In her speech, Sison noted the wide spectrum of opportunities for ACRP, which she said would allow the Women’s Committee to address peace concerns not only in Asia, but in the rest of the world.

“It is time to leave from talking to doing and move forward,” she said.

Sison said future projects would involve collaboration with religious and regional groups, noting that Filipino’s awareness peace advocacy groups has improved.

Assisted by three co-chairs and two secretaries, she will hold the position for five years.

Established in 1976 by religious leaders from Asian and Pacific countries, the ACRP seeks to promote peace and preserve human dignity, and holds dialogues among between the world’s religions every five years. Participating religions include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Islam. Danielle Clara P. Dandan

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