Jun 20 2016

PBCI PARTICIPATES AT THE GLOBAL MENNONITE PEACEBUILDING CONFERENCE

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Lakan Sumulong represented PeaceBuilders Community at the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival held last 09-12 June 2016 at the Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. During the Plenary Session on Friday morning, he shared stories and lessons learned from our Peace and Reconciliation field work in the Philippines. On Saturday morning, Lakan …

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Jun 10 2016

I’M AN ANABAPTIST. I MUST NOT BE MILITANT AGAINST MILITANT PEOPLE

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Militant. Combative. Aggressive. Violent. Confrontational. Usually for the purpose of advancing a worldview, a value system, a set of behaviors. Mostly visible in religious, social, or political advocacies or programs. We live in a militant 21st century reality. Those who want to make good business in a world at war would like us all to …

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Jun 07 2016

COFFEE FOR PEACE INVITES CANADIAN PARTNERS FOR IMPACT INVESTING

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Imagine. Coffee For Peace Canada. A group of Canadian investors who see life and reality from the lenses of Peace Theology and are committed to help build justice and peace among coffee farming communities around the world. These are women and men who are convinced to invest in companies like Coffee For Peace that aims …

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May 26 2016

WE ARE NOW PARTNERS WITH ‘JUST PROJECTS PHILIPPINES FOUNDATION’

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Just Projects Philippines Foundation (JPPF) is now a partner of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP). The major points-of-convergence between PBCI-CFP and JPPF is PAR. PAR is a set of theological principles and peacebuilding practices we refer to as Peace and Reconciliation — that is, harmony with the Creator (spiritual transformation), with one’s …

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May 13 2016

WENDY KROEKER HOLDS PUBLIC FORUM ON PHILIPPINE PEACEBUILDING

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Ms. Wendy Kroeker, a senior consultant at PeaceBuilders Community, held a public forum in Davao City last 13 May 2016. Her presentation was entitled Philippine Peacebuilders: Building Strategies and Hope. The forum was organized as part of Wendy’s Ph.D. dissertation, wherein she was able to interview local actors from the peacebuilding community on how they were …

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May 01 2016

MOMENT OF DECISION & RADICAL TRANSFORMATION

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“In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become a part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed… I use the term radical in its original meaning — getting down to and understanding the root cause. It means facing a system that …

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Apr 25 2016

FRANI CATUA COOKS FOR PEACE

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The other night I dreamed of deep, still water with dense shoals of squid jetting aimlessly through its depths. My boat glided above the rose-colored mollusks as I netted them up by the dozen. I diced them into a heap of rings and curly tentacles, and stir-fried them in garlic and soy sauce, but before …

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Apr 10 2016

METRO MANILA PEACEBUILDERS COMMUNITY IS BORN

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The PeaceBuilders Community in MetroManila is now a worshipping body. For the past few years, a group of friends, supporters, members, adherents, and consultants of PeaceBuilders Community in the MetroManila Area have been dreaming of a Sunday morning worship event where they can sing praises to the Creator using the native language and indigenous tunes …

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Apr 02 2016

TOP PCEC LEADERS MEET WITH MILF CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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02 April 2016. Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao — The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), led by Bishop Noel Alba Pantoja, visited the Central Committee Office of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), led by Chairman Murad Ebrahim. The two bodies discussed how leaders of Evangelical Christian and Muslim religious groups can work together …

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Mar 30 2016

PBCI PARTICIPATES IN A TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE DISCUSSION

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Our CEO, Rev. Luis Daniel Pantoja, represented PBCI in a round-table-discussion on “Ways Forward for the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in the Bangsamoro”. The forum started with the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report of Atty. Cecilia Jimenez. Commissioner Jimenez highlighted the following findings of the TJRC Report: Legitimate Grievances. The ‘legitimate grievances of the …

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