Category: PAR COMMUNITIES

These are articles on specific activities and events of the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) communities in some of the 81 provinces in our country where we have developed partnerships. PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. or PAR Philippines has no administrative control over these organizations, communities, religious groups, or business corporations who have embraced PAR Principles and Practices. We simply cast the vision, provide training, and serve as consultants as each of them develop their respective sustainability as a part of a national network of PAR Communities.

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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INA AND I WITNESSED THE ORGANIZATION OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY COFFEE COUNCIL

“Ina” — our term of endearment for Joji Pantoja, CEO of Coffee For Peace, Inc. — and I were there when the local farmers and coffee industry stakeholders in the Province of Compostela Valley gathered to organize themselves to participate in the national coffee roadmap. They are now referred to as Compostela Valley Coffee Council.

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PBCI-CFP INCLUDEV WORKS WITH SCC TO ORGANIZE COFFEE FARMERS’ COMMUNITIES

Our PBCI-CFP IncluDev Consulting Team in Central Mindanao, led by Sihaya Ansibod, will be committed to a one-year coffee business training program for a community of farmers in Barangay Pacao, Alamada, North Cotabato. The training series shall be an integration of technical skills on coffee production and values enhancement. We are happy to be a partner of the Southern Christian College (SCC) in the implementation of this project.

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INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM FULFILS CONSULTING TRIP TO PAR COMMUNITIES IN KALINGA

The key person who embraced us into this deepening cross-cultural relationship and inclusive development partnership is Madam Janet Alngag. Mama Jane is the matriarch of the Alngag Clan, from the Sumacher Tribe in Tinglayan, Kalinga. She is a school teacher by profession, and a social change agent in the field of education.

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PAR KALINGA PARTNERS WITH NCCA TO HELP DEVELOP BULO EAST SCHOOL OF LIVING TRADITION

The Peace and Reconciliation Community in Kalinga is working in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as well as with various stakeholders in Barangay Bulo East in Tabuk City to develop the Bulo East School of Living Traditions (SLT). Bulo East SLT started more than ten years ago as a …

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WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR PARTNERS IN THE FIELD AS THEY SUFFER UNDER MARTIAL LAW

Many of our partners from among the Indigenous Peoples (IP) in the field are struggling to keep their ancestral lands from the encroachment of big, powerful corporations. The corporations are mostly supported by the government. Our IP partners are now crying against abuses and human rights violations by both state and non-state armed groups. Our …

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A YOUNGER SET OF COMMITTED LEADERS ARE BEING EQUIPPED TO SPEARHEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT DECADES

We are mentoring the next generation of leaders in this Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) vision and mission  for which we’ve been sent as missionaries. This PAR Movement is now being carried by three ‘organizational vehicles’ — PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace Corp. (CfPC) and AJM Planning and Design (AJM). These young leaders are experimenting to organize …

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PRACTICING COMPASSION WHILE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS 2017 IN MINDANAO

How do we celebrate Christmas in the midst of human sufferings around us? We’re just recovering from Marawi War where more than a thousand died and more than a million people were displaced. Then Tropical Storm Vinta devastated us in the past few days with floods and landslides leaving 200+ dead. The humble home of one of the families …

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MIGRANTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AT MOUNT APO WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

The Bagobo-Tagabawa Tribe and the Christian Migrants are demonstrating cross-cultural, relational harmony while producing quality coffee together. This is happening at the foot of Mt. Apo in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) have been involved in community organization and training of community leaders. Coffee For Peace (CFP) is the social enterprise company …

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IP WOMEN REPRESENTING CFP MADE IT TO THE TOP FIVE AT THE ‘BPI SINAG ACCELERATE 2017’

Last November 10, 2017 in Manila, two women from the Indigenous People—one from Mindanao and one from the Cordilleras—competed with other leading young entrepreneurs from across the country. Sihaya Ansibod (Erumanen Menuvu, North Cotabato) and Twinkle Alngag Bautista (Sumacher, Kalinga) represented Coffee For Peace (CFP) at the BPI Sinag Accelerate 2017’s final social entrepreneurial booth camp. …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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