Category Archive: PSYCHO-SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

Stories and ideas about being in harmony and at peace with one's Being.

Mar 30 2017

CAPIZ PAR MOVEMENT EXTENDS TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES

I have this privilege of witnessing firsthand how the pastors apply Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles to their lives and ministries. For the past 10 months, a total of 235 local pastors and community leaders from all over Capiz Province have finished the Basic PAR Training. Some key leaders have invited the PBCI PAR Consulting …

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Mar 10 2017

THE ‘MORO-IP-SETTLERS KINSHIP AFFIRMATION’ ENERGIZES MY DREAMS AND VISION FOR MY PEOPLE

March 8, 2017 is the celebration of the International Women’s Day. This is to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievement of women throughout history.   Today, I’m also in a celebration of love, joy, peace, unity and renewal of commitment. I’m here at the Ancestral Territories …

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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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Feb 04 2017

THE ROOTS OF PAR KALINGA IS GROWING DEEPER

Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) is a long-term process and commitment. The beginnings of PAR Kalinga started seven years ago. Our approach was to listen and learn and seek the Spirit’s leading on how to proceed. We are still listening, and will continue to listen to the voice of the Spirit as our relationship takes root …

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Jan 28 2017

TALA EXPLORES PARTNERSHIP WITH CONVENTION OF PHILIPPINE BAPTIST CHURCHES

Twinkle ‘Tala’ Bautista is our PAR Partnership Designer and Inclusive Development Mentor assigned in Panay Island. Her major task is to establish connections with various Christian groups, government agencies, and civil society organizations for the purpose of sharing Peace and Reconciliation principles and practice as an approach towards inclusive, transformational development.   Through word of …

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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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Jan 01 2017

WE’VE SET OUR NAVIGATING PRINCIPLES IN SAILING THROUGH THE UNCERTAINTIES OF 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Doing peace and reconciliation (PAR) ministry in the Philippines in 2017 is like sailing across the ocean. The government’s map is not complete. There are no clear signposts for peace. There are no permanent landmarks on human security. The geo-political horizon is an ever-changing body of water. We navigate through the global …

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Dec 24 2016

PBCI-CFP FAMILY CELEBRATES SIMPLE AND HILARIOUS CHRISTMAS 2016

23 December 2016. The staff of PeaceBuilders Community, the CoffeeForPeace Shop, and the CoffeeForPeace Bistro celebrated Christmas 2016 together. The planning committee designed it to be the simpliest Christmas party since the founding of PBCI ten years ago. Unlike the previous years, there is no budget appropriation for this year’s Christmas event. All our Christmas party …

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