Category: OFFICIAL PBCI STATEMENTS

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

Jul 21 2014

GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM IS MEANT TO BLESS ALL NATIONS

Justice and peace are major aspects of the character of YHWH–the God of Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, and Jacob.In the Tanak (Old Testament), YHWH implemented Divine Discipline among all nations: blessings to those who obey God’s justice and peace; curses to those who violated God’s justice and peace, including Israel. We believe in the YHWH-statement in …

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Jul 07 2014

INCLUSIVE GROWTH IS NOW THE KEY ASPECT OF OUR PAR MISSION

As we are getting deeply immersed in divided communities because of unresolved conflicts, the more we are becoming aware of the need for inclusive economic development as a critical aspect of our peace and reconciliation mission. Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) is the heart of our ministry. Our concept of peace — from the Hebrew term …

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Jun 29 2014

PBCI ENHANCES MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING

PBCI VOLUNTEERS ARE PEACEBUILDING MISSIONARIES Becoming a PBCI member means you’re joining as a volunteer. As one of our volunteers, we assume that you have a sense of mission to advance justice and peace within you and around you. PBCI is a community of missionaries. We are people who are experiencing this sense of calling to …

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May 10 2014

WE SUPPORT THE CALL OF PCEC TO REVIEW EDCA

The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) was signed on 28 April 2014 by Philippines Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. Before the EDCA was signed, the document was kept secret from the public and was signed without consulting either the Philippine House of Representatives and the House of Senate. …

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Mar 27 2014

WE JOIN GPH AND MILF IN CELEBRATING THE SIGNING OF THE 2014 PEACE PACT

We, as PeaceBuilders Community, celebrate with the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)! We celebrate the signing of the CAB because this is an expression of Christ’s love. The love of Christ prompts us to love our …

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Mar 21 2014

PBCI PARTICIPATED IN THE SE ASIA CREATION CARE CONFERENCE

17-21 March 2014, Clark, Philippines — More than 80 Christian leaders from 14 countries gathered together to participate in the First Southeast Asia Regional Conference on Creation Care and the Gospel. The whole conference was guided by three major topics: God’s Word – Biblical theological reflections on CreationCare God’s World – Scientific and technological discussions …

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Feb 09 2014

ALONG WITH THE LARGER PEACE NETWORK IN OUR LAND, WE WELCOME THE BANGSAMORO!

PeaceBuilders Community resonates with the voice of Mindanao PeaceWeavers, our colleagues in the larger peace network, in welcoming the coming Bangsamoro based on just and peaceful principles. MINDANAO PEACEWEAVERS’ GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE BANGSAMORO PEACE PROCESS The Mindanao Peaceweavers (MPW), a coming together of eight (8) peace networks in Mindanao with solidarity networks in Manila …

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Jan 30 2014

WE SUPPORT PCEC’S PRAYERFUL STATEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO

We, at PeaceBuilders Community, resonate with our national church affiliation’s position on the newly-signed Normalization Annex on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB). Indeed, our community supports the coming Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro! May the God of history lead our beautiful land and beloved people to genuine justice and freedom.   PCEC WELCOMES …

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Dec 06 2013

YOLANDA-HAIYAN DISASTER NOTES: THREE WEEKS AFTER

:: People are beginning to get tents and tarps from international donors. :: We saw survivors queuing for relief goods. While smiling, a man gave us the middle finger. Tired of photographers taking their pictures? Angry? :: Local, national, and international aid authorities report that most communities are served. :: Food seems to be quickly …

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Nov 27 2013

HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE IS NEEDED AMID YOLANDA DISASTER

Amid the Haiyan-Yolanda Disaster, PeaceBuilders Community is echoing the appeal of the Mindanao PeaceWeavers to both the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) for an extended humanitarian ceasefire. AN URGENT APPEAL: EXTEND CEASEFIRE, DECLARE HUMANITARIAN PEACE ZONES! We, the Conveners of the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW), in collaboration with other …

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