Category: OFFICIAL PBCI STATEMENTS

SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH IMPACT INVESTMENT, INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT, AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

There is a need to sustain strategic peacebuilding through impact investment. Such investments support social entrepreneurial endeavors that lead towards regenerative and inclusive development. This is how Coffee for Peace (CFP) and PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) operate in synergy.

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IP COMMUNITIES WELCOME CANADIAN INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

08-17 January 2020. Three Indigenous Communities in Mindanao welcomed the visit of 12 Canadians from Southern Ontario. This is part of PBCI-CFP Inclusive Development Team’s initiative to facilitate the connection between the coffee farming communities and prospective impact investors and market representatives. This relationship-building and social entrepreneurial partnership is based on justice, peace, and reconciliation.

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PBCI-CFP INCLUDEV CONSULTANT PARTICIPATES IN FOSTERING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN BARMM

Last 15-17 August 2019, our Ina, Joji ‘Lakambini’ Pantoja, represented the Inclusive Development Team of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP) at a social enterprise policy forum held at the Office of the Chief Minister, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Cotabato City. Ina made a presentation before key members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), other social enterprise practitioners, and academicians.

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PLEASE RESPECT THIRD WAY BRIDGE-BUILDERS IN OUR DIVIDED SOCIETIES

Third Way communities are usually called to be mediators and must be faithful to provide a safe space and a neutral team of facilitators for both sides of the parties-in-conflict to engage in authentic dialogue. Please do not shoot the bridge-builders! Please respect the calling of the bridge-building Third Way communities.

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Permanent link to this article: https://peacebuilderscommunity.org/2019/07/please-respect-third-way-bridge-builders-in-our-divided-societies/

RESPONDING TO EO 70 WITH OUR IMAGINATION OF ‘INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE PEACE’

Executive Order 70 will surely affect our active, nonviolent field operations as Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) workers. EO 70 uses novel terminologies such as ‘whole-of-nation approach,’ ‘inclusive and sustainable peace,’ ‘end local armed conflict,’ and ‘national peace framework.’ And yet Martial Law in Mindanao continues. How do we proceed with our work in the context of an increasingly militarizing PAR mission field?

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Permanent link to this article: https://peacebuilderscommunity.org/2018/12/responding-to-eo-70-with-our-imagination-of-inclusive-and-sustainable-peace/

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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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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