PBCI SUPPORTS GPH-NDFP PEACE TALKS

7-9 November 2011—Midsayap, North Cotabato. PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) staff participated at the Ecumenical Peacebuilding Training conducted by the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP). The Peacebuilding training aimed to analyze the root causes of conflict between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), as well as to …

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AN ALL OUT WAR WITH THE MILF IS NOT THE ANSWER

PCEC STATEMENT ON THE OCTOBER 2011 BASILAN CRISIS We grieve and condole from the depth of our hearts with the families and friends of those who were killed from all sides in Sitio Bakisung, Barangay Cambug, Municipality of Al Barka in Basilan last Tuesday, October 18, 2011.  In a battle that went from 5:30 AM …

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PAR NUEVA ECIJA RESPONDS TO DISASTER VICTIMS

The Peace and Reconciliation Community in the Province of Nueva Ecija (PAR NE) actively responded to the disaster victims after the onslaught of typhoons Pedring (Nesat) and Quiel (Nalgae). Bishop John Tayoto, former Chairman of Peace and Reconciliation Nueva Ecija (PAR NE), and currently the Chairman of the Peace and Reconciliation Commission (PARCOM) of the …

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PCEC BISHOP INSTALLS REGION 10 PAR COMMISSION OFFICERS

Bishop Efraim Tendero, National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), and Bishop Genesis Udang of PCEC PAR Commission in Mindanao officially installed 18 key leaders from Region 10 who successfully completed the three-month Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Seminar Series. These monthly seminar sessions were held in three different cities: ::  August 04-05, 2011 …

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PBCI AND UNIFRUTTI AGREE TO ADVANCE PAR TOGETHER

In joyful response to God’s initiative and provision, PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) have agreed to work together in a joint ministry with the Unifrutti Group of Companies (UGC), along with their foundations — Unifrutti Foundation Inc. and Hineleban Foundation Inc. (HFI)– to advance Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) initiatives in the Province of Bukidnon. …

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FINDING THE COMMON GROUND IN THE GPH-MILF PEACE TALKS

A VIEW FROM THE STAKEHOLDERS AND GRASSROOTS This is the official statement of the 2nd National Solidarity Conference on Mindanao.    We, the delegates of the 2nd National Solidarity Conference on Mindanao (NSCM II), representing religious leaders, business community, civil society organizations, indigenous peoples, women, youth, internally displaced persons and academe, gathered in Davao City …

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PAR REGION 10 FINISHES SECOND LEADERS’ TRAINING

02 SEPTEMBER 2011. Region 10 PAR finished the Peace and Reconciliation: Peacebuilding Skills Training. Twenty-five pastors and church leaders participated on the second among a series of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) trainings in Region 10. The training was held at Celebration International Church in Cagayan de Oro City. From PBCI Team, Kriz Cruzado, Mei Solocasa, …

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PEACE BUILDERS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY BEGINS

Eight Christian leaders from Davao City enrolled in the course entitled Introduction to Peace Theology at the newly-established PeaceBuilders School of Theology (PBST). PBST is the newest graduate-level theological training in the country focusing on Peace Theology. It has the most established peace-building and conflict transformation experience among graduate theological academic institutions in the Philippines.  PBST is also …

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PEACE WITHOUT BORDERS: A PAR COMMUNITY ORGANIZER’S REFLECTION

On August 15-29, 2011, I attended the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) Summer Training held in Seoul City and DMZ, South Korea. There are two other Filipinos from Mindanao, and I was the only youth participant from the Philippines. On week 1, I took the course on A Framework for Restorative Justice. There, I …

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PBCI REMAINS POSITIVE ABOUT GPH-MILF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

The PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI)—a fellowship of Conflict Transformation specialists who are dreaming and working for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our land—is confident that the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will continue towards the path of peace and reconciliation between …

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