MetroCotabato PAR Community is setup to organize four PAR Teams around Cotabato City and Maguindanao Province to lead the churches in advancing peace and reconciliation ministries in their local contexts.

The MetroCotabato Ministerial Fellowship (MCMF) formally organized the MetroCotabato PAR Community from among their key leaders.

This journey started last November 08, 2010 when key staff of the PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) was introduced by Ms. Joy Raguine to the MCMF leaders. PBCI presented the concept of peace and reconciliation (PAR) ministry. Since then, a partnership journey grew between MCMF and PBCI into a mutual commitment to advance PAR ministry in Cotabato City and the whole Maguindanao Province.

Last March 09, 2011, 32 MCMF pastors and key Christian leaders participated in an inter-faith dialogue between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) which was held at the Kadtuntaya Foundation Inc. in Cotabato City.

After finishing PAR Seminars 1-3, the MCMF established a PAR Community among their ranks, with an intention of forming 4 PAR Teams of 15 members each, around Cotabato City and Maguindanao Province.

God willing, these Christian leaders in MetroCotabato will be one of the 80 PAR Communities in the Philippines who would advance as a Peace and Reconciliation Movement, with an integrated framework for peace-building, who are organized in partnership with various parts of the People of God, who are mobilized to do ministries of justice and peace in the name of Jesus, and who will lovingly serve all the peoples of our land unconditionally regardless of religion, ethnicity, or political ideology, to the end that our land will experience holistic transformation!

We welcome the MetroCotabato PAR Community to the growing number of PAR Communities in the Philippines!


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