WE ARE PART OF A GLOBAL AND LOCAL COMMUNITY
The 21st Century world is getting smaller because of rapid advances in communications and transportation technologies. The local affects the global as much as the global affects the local. We live in a “glo-cal” world!
Our local issues and advocacies are caused — directly or indirectly — by the dynamics of various global forces. For example, the search for energy sources by the highly industrialized and fuel-intensive economic systems are exploiting the lands and peoples of smaller countries who happen to be rich in natural resources. In many cases, local armed conflicts are actually extensions of global economic or military wars.
Local voices must be heard by global ears! The repercussions of global actions must be discerned through local perceptions and evaluations!
This is the reason why we, at PBCI, open ourselves to our global community with the widest embrace as we can. We also seek to take roots within, and among, our local communities as deep as we can so that we can bloom and produce fruits wherever we’re planted.
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