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.

AN ENCOUNTER WITH A BISHOP OF PEACE

Peacebuilders Community Inc. (PBCI)is resourcing the churches in the Philippines to spread the Peace gospel to the Body of Christ in this country. Last year, PBCI consulted the Matagoan Bodong Consultative Council (MBCC) of Tabuk, Kalinga about their peace negotiation culture and tradition. They embraced peace theology and were very much enthusiastic in applying this, …

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VISITING THE ILONGOT ANCESTRAL DOMAIN

13 January 2011. I went to Binungan, Dupax del Norte to visit Bishop Edgardo Docuyanan and ask if he would be willing to coordinate the Peace and Reconciliation and coffee planting seminar. I traveled with his son, Elmer, who happened to be also residing in Munoz, Nueva Ecija while studying at the Central Luzon State …

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PAR-NE LESSONS ON DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (SONG COMPOSITIONS)

On July 28-30, 2010, PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) conducted a Trainers’ Training on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management among the Peace and Reconciliation- Nueva Ecija (PAR-NE) members. This training was held in Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija. It was organized by Susan Granada of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches- Peace …

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MINDANAO PEACE POWER DAY 1: 18.MARCH.2009

PBCI joined a solidarity group of peace advocates from 17 countries. We trekked through 500+ kilometers of Central Mindanao roads with a peace convoy of 25 vehicles. We saw more than 100,000 people–children, youth, adults, seniors–shouting for peace under the heat of Mindanao sun (38-40 degrees celcius).┬áTheir loudest cries: “Stop the War in Mindanao!” “Respect …

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LIGAWASAN, CENTRAL MINDANAO: 16.OCTOBER.2008

October 15-18, 2008. The Peacebuilders Community travelled with their network behind the so-called “enemy lines” to help in a Mindanao-wide fact finding mission regarding the alleged human rights violations committed by both the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). We distributed emergency relief goods along the way to …

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CENMIN FACT FINDING MISSION: 15.AUGUST.2008

Joji and I were overseeing the activities of our Peace and Reconciliation Team (PaRTeam) and Medical Team (MedTeam) who were serving hundreds of families who have been displaced by an escalated armed conflict between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Ustadz Abdulkadir Abubakar, the Executive Director of the …

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PEACE BUILDERS COMMUNITY LEADS CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO TALK WITH BOTH GRP AND MILF

COTABATO CITY, July 4-5, 2008. Peacebuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) led a group of Mindanao-based evangelical leaders to have peace talks with the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army (6ID-PA) and the Peace Negotiating Panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last July 4-5 in Central Mindanao. Bishop Efraim Tendero, National Director of the …

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A MUSLIM LEADER’S CALL TO CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES: 27.FEBRUARY.2007

A new armed conflict started in Central Mindanao. One of the approaches of our peace network to prevent its escalation is to facilitate community-based dialogue between conflicting parties. The Mindanao People’s Caucus (MPC) invited PeaceBuilders Community to help them build a few peace houses — made up of local, light materials — in various conflict …

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A MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE ON ‘FASTING’ DURING THE MONTH OF RAMADHAN: 22.SEPTEMBER.2006

The Islamic community leaders in Dungguan Village, Datu Montawal Municipality, Maguindanao Province, invited PeaceBuilders Community to share with them what Christians believe about fasting and how Christians perceive the Muslim practice of Ramadhan. It was a very inspiring, friendly, and beautiful exchange of belief systems on a specific topic. This was the beginning of our …

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