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Two farmers ride their water buffalo through a field in Nalapaan, one of seven villages near Pikit which has declared itself a "space for peace." An initiative of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Pikit, the spaces for peace are villages where residents have told both the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Philippine military to desist from activity within the community. Residents also studied peacebuilding and conflict resolution,  and have made special efforts to increase interfaith dialogue and harmony.