Jun 28 2011

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Twenty-seven Christian leaders — bishops, pastors, church workers, local government executives, academics — participated in the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Ministry Orientation in Cagayan de Oro City. They represented various evangelical communities in Region 10.

This event is the beginning of a series of PAR Seminars to be held throughout this region in the next few months: PAR Seminar 1, Oroquieta City, August 4-5; PAR Seminar 2, Cagayan de Oro City, September 1-3; PAR Seminar 3, Malaybalay City, October 10-12.

Bishop Genesis “Bong” Udang convened these leaders with the support of the PAR Commission of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC). The Vice Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, Hon. Caesar “Ian” Acenas, graced the event and participated through the second half of the seminar. He publicly announced his desire to attend the whole PAR Seminar Series 1-3. The newly-appointed Provincial Administrator of Bukidnon, Mr. Provo Antipasado, was one of the participants representing his province. He invited PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) to serve as consultant in their province’s leadership development and vision-casting program. The rest of the participants are the chairpersons of their respective provincial, city, and municipal ministerial fellowships.

PBCI — represented by Freddie Abelitado, Matt Tiessen, Mei Solocasa, Kriz Cruzado,  Joji Pantoja, and Dann Pantoja — served as PAR Seminar facilitating team.

We welcome the Christian leaders of Region 10 to the growing Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Movement in our land!

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The Information & Communications Team (ICT) is a group of volunteer writers and web designers at PeaceBuilders Community Incorporated (PBCI) who are working from different parts of the globe. Their task is to share PBCI's Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) activities — like, inclusive development initiatives, social entrepreneurial training, multiplication of effective peacebuilding workers, conflict transformation consulting, and restorative justice processes.

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  1. Marecon Viray

    Can I join this? pls contact me 19199789944, Thnx

    1. Information & Communications Team

      We’ll contact you, Marecon. Thank you for your reply. Peace and blessings!

  2. Information & Communications Team

    See you in Ozamiz City. Shalom to you!

  3. Enrique Guevarra

    Attending an undertaking of such kind last 28 June 2011 has given me the opportunity to look into various perspectives about peace and reconciliation. Truly, the forum has widened my concept on PEACE . Hopefully , I could attend the BOOK 1 seminar in Ozamiz City. God bless

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