Category Archive: SOCIO-POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION

Stories and ideas about being in harmony and at peace with Others.

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 12 2016

CLAY AND JUNE ROJO LEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN EASTERN MINDANAO

Clay and June Rojo serve as PAR Partnership Designers and Inclusive Development Mentors with PBCI. PAR is Peace and Reconciliation. This is the heart of our ministries at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP).   As PAR Partnership Designers, they creatively dream and work together for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our beautiful …

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Dec 05 2016

BAGOBO-TAGABAWA TRIBAL COUNCIL SETS ON PAR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

03 November 2016, Barangay Managa, Municipality of Bansalan, Province of Davao del Sur — The Barangay Tribal Council here invited PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) to facilitate a one day seminar and workshop on Conflict Transformation framed on Peace and Reconciliation principles and practice.   It was a year ago when PBCI was first invited by …

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Nov 26 2016

PAR COMMUNITY IN CAPIZ PROVINCE IS BORN

23-26 November 2016, Roxas City – The Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community in the Province of Capiz is born! Fifty-six (56) community leaders – pastors, college counsellors, school teachers, entrepreneurs, civil society representatives, and various non-government organization personnel – participated in this three-day training and workshop dubbed as Peace Theology and Disaster Response.   PeaceBuilders …

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