|UVPN in Taguig and some Youth Volunteers|
The United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) is an organization composed of enthused and empowered Moro youth leaders from the areas of Basilan, Cotabato, Davao, Lanao, Maguindanao, Palawan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga who are united and committed to voice out and act together for the enlightenment, empowerment and development of the Bangsamoro people in order to attain ALLAH S.W.T.’s Pleasure, Forgiveness and Mercy that will give way to the true face of PEACE and PROGRESS in Southern Philippines. Since its establishment in 2005, UVPN has been very active in upholding its noble advocacy through conducting Islamic Seminars and Symposiums, Leadership Trainings, Dialogues and Outreach Programs in different Moro communities with the sole intention of Pleasing ALLAH S.W.T.
Recognizing the efficacy of the Holy Month of Ramadhan in inculcating the divine importance of “Tawbat” or self-reformation among Muslim believers, the UVPN will be holding its Grand Qiyamul Layl Symposium 2011 with the theme: “Self-Reformation: A Gateway to Peace and Progress” on August 27-28, 2011. 8:30pm-4:00am at Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy-Annex Compound, Cotabato City. It is an annual grand activity being undertaken by the organization which aims to make the Bangsamoro people aware of the significant role of self-reformation being taught by Ramadhan in attaining peace and progress in Southern Philippines and to promote a spirit of unity, social responsibility and leadership among them in order to bring about effective and sustainable actions as response to many problems confronting them and various misconceptions against the Muslim Ummah as a whole. This event has been annually held within the last ten days of Ramadhan, wherein the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) can be witnessed by every Muslim (as in the Hadith of our Prophet, S.A.W). The event will be participated by hundreds of Muslims in doing ‘ibadaah (worship) together for one night. The highlights of the activity are: praying Salatu At-Taraweeh together, Islamic Symposium, Qur’an Reading, praying Salatu At-Tahajjud together; and having Shuhr together.. This is a great avenue for our people, young and old, to work for the sake of Allah in Unity and in Harmony.