Category: INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE

IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIANS, PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF BOTH JEWS AND PALESTINIANS

This is where I part ways, theologically and ethically, with many of my Christian Zionist friends, many of them happen to be my ministry colleagues in the evangelical community. Standing up with the Palestinians. This is also a proper time to reaffirm my solidarity with my Palestinian sisters and brothers in Christ who are suffering under the …

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MARAWI CITY IS FOR THE PEOPLE OF MARAWI. LET THEM GO BACK TO THEIR HOMES!

We stand in solidarity with the people of Marawi as they demand to go back to their homes in the middle of the city which the military tagged as “Ground Zero”. It was reported that a consortium of China- and Philippine-based corporations have been identified to build the “New Marawi.” But the people of Marawi …

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LAKAN JOINS “ALL-OUT PEACE” NETWORK TO SUPPORT BBL IN CONGRESS

06 March 2016, Philippine Congress — Twenty-five leaders of the “All-Out Peace” Network, a broad alliance of peace movements in the Philippines, engaged the Joint Committees on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during a public hearing at the House of Representatives. Gus Miclat, Executive Director of Initiatives for International Dialogue and also the team’s overall …

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MAY OUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH LOVE, JOY, PEACE, AND PATIENCE

May your 2018 be filled with love, joy, peace, and patience! We’re projecting what we need as we face the New Year. We need to be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience. And we pray that you also would be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience this coming year. Love. We’re facing a …

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INTER-FAITH ‘JOINT WORKING GROUP FOR PEACE’ IS ESTABLISHED

In 25 October 2017, the Da’wah Committee for Non-Muslim Affairs of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the leaders of Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), along with representatives from the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Cotabato City, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), and UniHarmony Partners Manila, gathered …

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YOUNG CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM LEADERS HOLD INTERFAITH DIALOGUE TO BUILD PEACE TOGETHER

22 young evangelical pastors and 23 young ulama (Islamic religious leaders) gathered together last 18-20 September 2017 in Iligan City “to build a strong interfaith peace constituency among the new generation of Muslim and Christian leaders for a better and peaceful community.” The event was tagged as Young Muslim and Christian Leaders’ Reflective Dialogue and …

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PBCI RENEWS OUR TIES WITH CENTRAL MINDANAO THROUGH SIHAYA’S NEW ASSIGNMENT

The PBCI leadership introduced our field staff, Sihaya Ansibod, to various communities in Central Mindanao with whom we have been working as peace and reconciliation partners. Sihaya was warmly welcomed as a second-generation field worker of PeaceBuilders Community – Central Mindanao. She recently completed a two-year leadership program from our PeaceBuilders School of Leadership. She’s …

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PBCI FIELD STAFF PARTICIPATES IN AN INTER-RELIGIOUS LEARNING CONFERENCE

It was great to have a chance chatting one-on-one with Pastor James Wuye. The story of Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye was told in a movie The Imam and the Pastor, which is widely used in Christian-Muslim inter-faith dialogue. I’m so grateful for Clay, June, and Sihaya — our regional team leaders in advancing Peace and Reconciliation …

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LAKAN REPRESENTED PBCI AT THE SECOND AOP STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING

The All-Out Peace (AOP) network, as follow through of our recent Solidarity Mission to Marawi, held a conflict mapping, scenario analysis, and strategy session of the nexus of ‘Marawi Crisis – Martial Law – Peace Process’ last 25-26 July 2017 in Davao City. Our allied peace partners in Lanao joined us and became a part of a coming …

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TWO BASIC REASONS WHY WE SUPPORT THE 2017 BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) has been supporting the Peace Process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) since 2006. Our support is based on a spiritual and theological conviction as a community of peace and reconciliation missionaries who follow Jesus of Nazareth. Our hope is ultimately based on …

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PBCI STATEMENT ON SOME CHRISTIANS’ UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR DURING RELIEF OPERATIONS AMONG DISPLACED PERSONS FROM MARAWI

We, the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), a national team of Christian peace and reconciliation missionaries, are deeply concerned and saddened by the behavior of some fellow Christians who have placed Bibles, translated in Maranao language, inside relief packs that were distributed in certain evacuation centers where displaced persons from Marawi are currently staying. We, at …

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PBCI JOINS PEACEBUILDING NETWORK IN A PEACE AND SOLIDARITY MISSION TO MARAWI

19-21 June 2017. 50 leaders and representatives of civil society organizations who belong to the Mindanao PeaceWeavers met in Cagayan de Oro City to compare notes on their perspectives and activities in response to the Marawi Crisis. The group proceeded to Iligan then to Marawi for a Peace and Solidarity Mission. The general objectives of the …

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