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Facebook Profile of Peace: The Facebook Peace Chain by PeaceTech

Written By David D'Angelo on Friday, January 28, 2011 | 1/28/2011

A bus exploded in Buendia in Makati, Philippines last Tuesday and it seems that it will be blamed against Muslim militants. A travel advisory was issued against the Philippines right after that. Despite of these however, youth and people from the country continue to hope for peace and better understanding among Muslims and non-Muslims. One method that they found useful is to use social networking site such as Facebook, thus the Facebook Peace Chain was born.

The Facebook Peace Chain was part of the PeaceTech's idea of using the power of technology to promote peace and understanding. The idea is to change your profile photo into a message or symbol of peace and share it with other people. You can use images like that of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Marin Luther King, the white dove and others as long as it symbolizes peace.


After changing your profile you should also like the PeaceTech page and post a status update. Mary Rose Tribiana for example made this message, "I am from Quezon City and I am changing my profile photo to promote PeaceTech message of peace and spread the message (http://bit.ly/peacemessage). Don't forget to tag me as well in the end.  Peacetech Kabataan"

For more information on how you can be part of spreading peace and spread the Facebook Peace Chain visit www.bit.ly/peacemessage.

PeaceTech will also be hosting it's second Mass Videoconference and connect Manila to Iligan. Two places which had varying cultural beliefs, religion and separated by vast distances but by the power of technology could actually talk and discuss about how to promote peace and understanding.

The event will happen on February 1, 2011 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The Manila event will be at the University Gym, PUP Sta. Mesa and hosted by Atom Araullo while the Iligan event will be at the University Gym,MSU-IIT and hossted by UN Ambassador Baicon Macaraya.

The two sides will be linked up through a 4 meg dedicated line and viewed through 17x20 feet screens. 2,000 youth from Manila and at least 2,000 in Iligan. Manila students and their teachers will be coming from La Salle Taft, CSB, Ateneo, PLM, PLU, FEU, Araullo, Lakandula, Esteban Abada, and FEU-Fern. They will be meeting students live from Mindanao State University IIT, Iligan Capitol College, Iligan City East High School, Tomas Cabili and other schools within the area.

Truly, we can all build understanding through technology. What are you waiting for join now and be part of the Facebook Peace Chain.


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