Category: OFFICIAL PBCI STATEMENTS

BRIDGE-BUILDING IN A DIVIDED, MILITARIZED SOCIETY: THE WAY OF JESUS

As a body of Jesus’ followers, PeaceBuilders Community seeks to constantly sound the Gong of Harmony to call peace-loving people to help build bridges between conflicting parties in this land. Our desire is to demonstrate peace-and-reconciliation principles and practices as embodied in our community.

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TALA AND SIHAYA ARE SET TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES

“I have the joy and honor to send my dear spiritual daughters—Tala and Sihaya—off to the United States for their respective learning experiences and growth processes as peacebuilding leaders.” ~ Lakambini Mapayapa

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OUR PAR INTERNS LEARN INCLUSIVE & REGENERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

We train potential business entrepreneurs for the cause of peace and reconciliation. Our interns combine commerce and social issues in a way that improves the lives of people connected to our ministry of reconciliation. We measure the social entrepreneurs’ success not in terms of profit alone. Our social entrepreneurial interns measure success in terms of people, peace, progress, partnership, and planet.

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ALL-OUT PEACE NETWORK SUBMITS LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR BBL

Meant to reverberate the mass actions in Manila this week, this advocacy pitch urges the bicameral conference and the bigger Filipino public to finally support genuine autonomy for the Bangsamoro and the peoples in this region. Lakan Sumulong of PeaceBuilders Community read the official statement by the All-Out Peace Network before the media.

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OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY DECLARES SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

The Peace Commission of the Mennonite World Conference have proposed a declaration of solidarity with indigenous peoples. It was approved during the General Council meetings last 23–26 April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. Mennonite World Conference DECLARATION OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who …

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PEACE AND RECONCILIATION: BEYOND THE IMAGES OF KIM AND MOON AT THE INTER-KOREA SUMMIT

We’re very happy that North and South Korea are about to begin their unification process! We applaud the persistent effort of the South Korean government to make this inter-Korean summit a successful event. “Since his inauguration in May 2017,” a Hankyoreh editorial stated, “Moon has continually made overtures of peace to the North.” We are also excited …

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WE STAND WITH PCEC CALL TO RESUME GRP-NDFP POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS

More than 60 members of the Philippine House of Representatives agreed to pass a bill urging the President to resume the peace negotiation between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). We, at PeaceBuilders Community, welcome this development despite its present unpopular appeal. We …

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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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OUR EVP GOES FOR A TWO-MONTH TRIP TO CANADA AND KENYA

Joji Pantoja, our Executive Vice President at PeaceBuilders Community, will be out of the country from 22 February to 30 April 2018. Her first objective was to enjoy a week of vacation with her children and grandchildren in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Presently, she’s on a speaking tour across Canada, representing us to various Mennonite …

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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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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

We are sent by Mennonite Church Canada Witness in partnership with our international community.