Aug 15 2016

WESTERN MINDANAO PAR LEADERS COMPLETE THIRD LEVEL TRAINING

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07-13 August 2016 — Zamboanga City. A group of 16 Peace and Reconciliation leaders from Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Basilan, and Zamboanga gathered for a week-long intensive training on Peace and Reconciliation Principles and Practice. This is the third of a three-part course that is composed of the following areas of study: Introduction to Social Ethics. This course …

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Aug 07 2016

DULANGAN MANOBO AND PBCI PARTICIPATE IN MINDANAO ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

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04-05 August 2016, Davao City. The Dulangan Manobo Tribe participated in a two-day Mindanao Environment Summit that culminated in a strategic planning between the civil society organizations (CSO) and a number of key government agencies. The Dulangan Manobos took this opportunity to express before Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and …

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Aug 02 2016

SEEKING TO BE FAITHFUL TO OUR PEACE THEOLOGY IN THE MIDST OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS

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Last Saturday, 30 July 2016, the Board of Trustees of the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) had their regular meeting. Among a number of actions they made, our leaders reaffirmed their commitment to active nonviolence based on our Peace Theology. Our community seeks to be consistent with the values expressed in a New Testament passage known as …

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Jul 30 2016

WE’RE READY TO OPEN ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE BISTRO’ IN DAVAO CITY’S PRIME AREA

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We share the excitement of our partner organization, Coffee For Peace, as they prepare to open their second shop called CoffeeForPeace Bistro. It’s located at One Oasis Davao, a community that, according to our market study, would sustain our social business and would help in strengthening our advocacy among young professionals in Davao City. We’re …

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Jul 20 2016

WE’RE INTENSIFYING OUR PAR-COFFEE TRAINING WITH LOCAL FARMERS

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Your hands’ work feed us, Tiller of the sacred land. May we serve with you? It’s always a privilege to be visited by our farming partners. To pray together. To eat together. To learn together. To share our struggles for justice and peace. To share our lives with each other. To share resources. To listen …

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Jul 03 2016

WORLD REFUGEE CRISIS: AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM?

In this photo provided by UNHCR officials and taken on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Syrian refugees cross the border toward Iraq at Peshkhabour border point at Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.  The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has set up an emergency transit camp in Irbil, where around 2,000 refugees are camping out and UNHCR officials say some thousands of refugees have been streaming into northern Iraq, many coming across a newly-constructed pontoon bridge over the Tigris River at Peshkhabour. (AP Photo/HO)

  “…there is no shortcut solution to the current refugee problem. Humanity is in crisis – and there is no exit from that crisis other than the solidarity of humans.”  Zygmunt Bauman, 2016 As the opening quotation clarify, the world refugee crisis can only be addressed by the solidarity of humans. Sadly, this famous phrase …

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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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