The Global Peace Convention (GPC) is an annual gathering of peacebuilders from around the world. The GPC resulted out of the excitement and positive impact of the Global Peace Festivals (GPF) held throughout the world since 2007. The convention is an opportunity for peace advocates from around the world to exchange information and learn from best practices to improve the quality of all peace-building projects. It brings together key leaders in the realms of politics, civil society, and religion to discuss creative approaches to pressing global issues.
For the 2009 Global Peace Convention that is being held at the historic landmark Manila Hotel, the theme is “Peacebuilding for the 21st Century: Interfaith, Service, and Family.” The convention runs several interconnected program tracks based on the three Global Peace Festival pillars of interreligious cooperation, fostering a culture of service, and strengthening marriage and family. Woven into the schedule are a variety of educational seminars and workshops, cultural events, optional recreational activities, and a fact-finding tour in Mindanao.