In September, Zamboanga City in the Philippines was ravaged by an armed conflict between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the local government. The battle created tension between local Christians and Muslims, but when the fighting ended, members of both religious groups joined forces to pick up the pieces, the Inquirer Mindanao reports.
Among the damaged buildings was the Christ the King chapel, a Catholic church. Local Christians — who make up the majority of Zamboanga’s population, according to — were shocked when their Muslim neighbors came to help them rebuild the church’s walls.
Within a month, the chapel was almost 90 percent reconstructed, and together, the group of interfaith builders was able to complete it in time for the feast of Christ the King on November 30.