Organized Panel Session
After decades (even centuries) of turmoil between Bangsamoro separatists and the state, the division between Muslims and Christians in the Philippines sometimes appears to be insurmountable. Many assume that these groups are in fact two conflicting nations. Is this indeed the case? Can an Islamic minority identify with and thrive in a nation so dominated by Christianity? Is lasting peace possible? This panel seeks to address these questions by reimagining the Bangsamoro past and present.