Category: OFFICIAL PBCI STATEMENTS

Our official view at PBCI on certain issues relevant to our work.

Feb 07 2018

A YOUNGER SET OF COMMITTED LEADERS ARE BEING EQUIPPED TO SPEARHEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT DECADES

We are mentoring the next generation of leaders in this Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) vision and mission  for which we’ve been sent as missionaries. This PAR Movement is now being carried by three ‘organizational vehicles’ — PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace Corp. (CfPC) and AJM Planning and Design (AJM). These young leaders are organizing themselves to …

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Jan 19 2018

PBCI WORKS WITH ASDECS IN ADVANCING SHALOM-BASED, RADICAL TRANSFORMATION

The Asian School of Development and Cross-Cultural Studies (ASDECS), Inc. and the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) have found key points of convergence in advancing non-violent, radical transformation. For starters, both PBCI and ASDECS share people who serve in their respective corporate leadership. Lakan Sumulong, the president and CEO of PBCI agreed to be a member of …

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Dec 25 2017

PRACTICING COMPASSION WHILE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS 2017 IN MINDANAO

How do we celebrate Christmas in the midst of human sufferings around us? We’re just recovering from Marawi War where more than a thousand died and more than a million people were displaced. Then Tropical Storm Vinta devastated us in the past few days with floods and landslides leaving 200+ dead. The humble home of one of the families …

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Jul 19 2017

TWO BASIC REASONS WHY WE SUPPORT THE 2017 BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) has been supporting the Peace Process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) since 2006. Our support is based on a spiritual and theological conviction as a community of peace and reconciliation missionaries who follow Jesus of Nazareth. Our hope is ultimately based on …

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Jul 10 2017

PBCI STATEMENT ON SOME CHRISTIANS’ UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR DURING RELIEF OPERATIONS AMONG DISPLACED PERSONS FROM MARAWI

We, the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), a national team of Christian peace and reconciliation missionaries, are deeply concerned and saddened by the behavior of some fellow Christians who have placed Bibles, translated in Maranao language, inside relief packs that were distributed in certain evacuation centers where displaced persons from Marawi are currently staying. We, at …

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Jun 03 2017

HOW WE LOOK AT THE MARAWI CRISIS AND THE MINDANAO MARTIAL LAW

The Marawi Crisis started on 23 May 2017 when the Philippine government security forces and the Maute Group — who were joined by the Abu Sayyaf groups, and claimed themselves to be part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — got engaged in a bloody armed clash. The skirmishes began when elements …

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Feb 15 2017

PEACE ADVOCATES: “NO TO ALL-OUT WAR! YES TO ALL-OUT PEACE!”

Our hearts and minds resonate with the voices of our colleagues at the ALL-OUT PEACE MOVEMENT.   ALL-OUT PEACE RATHER THAN ALL-OUT WAR   Alarmed by the recent announcement of an all-out war by the Philippine government through Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and …

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Feb 10 2017

PEACEBUILDERS COMMUNITY CALLS FOR THE RESUMPTION OF THE FORMAL GRP-NDFP PEACE TALKS

We, a community of peace and reconciliation field missionaries and volunteers, respectfully call on all parties and stakeholders to resume the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).   Our call is primarily from a faith-perspective. We are making this …

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Jan 20 2017

WE HONOR THE MAN OF PEACE WHO WELCOMED US IN MINDANAO

Between December 2004 and June 2005, I lived among the Bangsamoros in the Municipality of Sultan Kudarat, Province of Maguindanao and shared life with this amazing people group. I was embraced by the people in Sultan Kudarat, specifically by the family of Datu Kharis Matalam Baraguir.  It was through their simple life and their daily …

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Jan 12 2017

OUR COMMUNITY IS AGAINST THE IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE PHILIPPINES

We are a community of followers of Jesus who are serving as peacebuilding missionaries and are also motivated by love and joy to help transform our land and peoples towards justice and peace. We are against the reimposition of death penalty in the Philippines.   While we support President Duterte’s commitment to fight against crimes, …

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