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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Mar 19 2016

SILFRED “KUYA FRED” ABELITADO IS A FRIEND TO MINDANAO’S FARMERS

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In a cinderblock-walled courtyard half shaded by palm and balete trees, in the quiet Davao City subdivision of Juna, stands the industrial array of Coffee For Peace (CFP). Bamboo drying frames and stacks of hard plastic tubs flank locally fabricated de-pulper and roaster machines. Close by are tables for sorting beans and, in an adjoining …

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Mar 01 2016

‘US’ AND ‘THEM’: THE POLITICS OF CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM CONFLICT

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Have you found yourself into the divisive language of ‘us’ and ‘them’? Or perhaps are you struggling to combat this divisive language? I would say, it happens to all of us—one way or another, and realize we’re stuck in a wicked socially constructed situation. As rational being, you are always at choice about these things. …

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Feb 25 2016

SUMACHER TRIBE IN KALINGA INVITES PBCI FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

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We were invited by the Sumacher Tribe of the Upper Kalinga to explore an inclusive development partnership with them starting with coffee production and marketing. This is part of our long term relationship with the Kalinga people that started in 2010. Twinkle Alngag Bautista, or Tala for those who are close to her, is the …

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Feb 20 2016

PAR-BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLIES IN EASTERN MINDANAO

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The PAR movement in Eastern Mindanao is growing faster than we have anticipated. PAR Bukidnon now have their own coffee buying and processing operations complete with all equipment. Because of this, more coffee farming communities are joining the Coffee For Peace network. Meanwhile, a number of people’s community organizations are working together towards inclusive development …

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Feb 11 2016

‘JUST PROJECTS, INC.’ AND PBCI PARTNER TOWARDS INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

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Just Projects Philippines Foundation, Inc. (JPPF) is dedicated to achieving social justice in the Philippines. Recently, they invited a team of farmers, agriculturists, produce marketing specialists, community organizers, and inclusive development strategists from among the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) network in Eastern Mindanao and the Greater Davao Area. Our team visited Redemption Farm on the …

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Feb 05 2016

RELATIONAL PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

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Two Kalinga tribes — the Sumacher Tribe and the Naneng Tribe — have invited Joji and me to become a ceremonial part of their people. This is equivalent to becoming both a spiritual member of the tribe and becoming a ‘naturalized citizen’ of the community. Being embraced by the loving and caring tribal community is …

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Jan 30 2016

RENEWED BARBARISM: THE GLOBAL ROOTS OF CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS

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How should we respond to global refugee crisis? As a personal response and a sign of solidarity, I participated in a multi-sectoral gathering in the central city of Groningen, Netherlands. We celebrated, expresed, and gave a warm welcome to Syrian and Eritrean refugees. During the celebration, I had mixed feelings — both happy and unsettled …

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