PAR REGION 10 FINISHES SECOND LEADERS’ TRAINING

02 SEPTEMBER 2011. Region 10 PAR finished the Peace and Reconciliation: Peacebuilding Skills Training. Twenty-five pastors and church leaders participated on the second among a series of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) trainings in Region 10. The training was held at Celebration International Church in Cagayan de Oro City. From PBCI Team, Kriz Cruzado, Mei Solocasa, …

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PEACE BUILDERS SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY BEGINS

Eight Christian leaders from Davao City enrolled in the course entitled Introduction to Peace Theology at the newly-established PeaceBuilders School of Theology (PBST). PBST is the newest graduate-level theological training in the country focusing on Peace Theology. It has the most established peace-building and conflict transformation experience among graduate theological academic institutions in the Philippines.  PBST is also …

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PEACE WITHOUT BORDERS: A PAR COMMUNITY ORGANIZER’S REFLECTION

On August 15-29, 2011, I attended the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) Summer Training held in Seoul City and DMZ, South Korea. There are two other Filipinos from Mindanao, and I was the only youth participant from the Philippines. On week 1, I took the course on A Framework for Restorative Justice. There, I …

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PBCI REMAINS POSITIVE ABOUT GPH-MILF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

The PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI)—a fellowship of Conflict Transformation specialists who are dreaming and working for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our land—is confident that the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will continue towards the path of peace and reconciliation between …

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A POSITIVE MOVE TOWARDS PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

PCEC STATEMENT ON THE AQUINO-MURAD MEETING IN JAPAN The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) — the largest network of Christian denominations, para-church organizations and local churches nationwide — views the meeting of President Benigno Aquino III and Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim with respect and regards it as a positive move towards peace and …

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PAR REGION 10 COMPLETES FIRST LEADERS’ TRAINING

25 key Christian leaders—bishops, pastors, local government executives, business people, and civil society organization executives—participated in the First Part of the Peace and Reconciliation Leadership Development Program for Region 10. It was held last 4-5 August 2010 in Ozamiz City, Province of Misamis Occidental. Region 10 is composed of five (5) provinces in Northern Mindanao—Bukidnon, …

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KILOS: A NATIONAL CONVERGENCE OF PEACE NETWORKS IS FORMED

PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) is one of the representatives of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) in the formation of a national convergence of all the peace focal networks in the Philippines. It is called Kilos Kapayapaan at Katarungan (Movement for Peace and Justice). We simply refer to it as Kilos. The formation of Kilos happened last July 27-28, 2011 …

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PCEC JOINS ECUMENICAL CHURCH LEADERS’ PEACE SUMMIT

Senior leaders of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) actively participated in the Ecumenical Church Leaders Summit, held last July 19-21, 2011 at the Mary Ridge Spiritual Center in Tagaytay City. The Summit was convened to talk about the role of the Church in the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) …

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WELLSPRING OF LIFE: REFLECTING ON MY CANADIAN EXPERIENCE

  The capacity to imagine something rooted in the challenges of the real world yet capable of giving birth to that which does not yet exist” (J.P. Lederach, 2005).   Going to Canada is beyond my imagination and just what Lederach said, moral imagination is rooted in the challenges of what’s happening in the real …

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CLARK DECLARATION: PCEC 29TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) is a signatory of this statement. We sense that God is moving the Church in the Philippines, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to help in the transformation of our land and people towards peace, justice, and righteousness. PBCI will specifically contribute peace and reconciliation training among church groups and …

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DAVAO CITY MINISTERIAL FELLOWSHIP ORGANIZES PAR COMMUNITY

The Davao City Ministerial Fellowship (DCMF) sent twenty-six (26) of their key people from among their congregations to be trained as part of the DCMF Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community. They have subdivided their PAR Community into 5 Teams, under the leadership of duly-elected pastors: 1. Formal-Legal Affairs & Public Relations – Pastor Johnny Dalisay …

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PCEC FORMALIZES PAR COMMISSION

The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), the largest  network of evangelical denominations, local churches and parachurch and mission organizations in the country, gathered 40 Christian peace advocates from all over the Philippines for the First Evangelical Peace Summit, held in Tagaytay City last June 29-30, 2011. Bishop Efraim Tendero, PCEC National Director, laid down the objectives …

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