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.

WE’VE SET OUR NAVIGATING PRINCIPLES IN SAILING THROUGH THE UNCERTAINTIES OF 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Doing peace and reconciliation (PAR) ministry in the Philippines in 2017 is like sailing across the ocean. The government’s map is not complete. There are no clear signposts for peace. There are no permanent landmarks on human security. The geo-political horizon is an ever-changing body of water. We navigate through the global …

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PBCI-CFP FAMILY CELEBRATES SIMPLE AND HILARIOUS CHRISTMAS 2016

23 December 2016. The staff of PeaceBuilders Community, the CoffeeForPeace Shop, and the CoffeeForPeace Bistro celebrated Christmas 2016 together. The planning committee designed it to be the simpliest Christmas party since the founding of PBCI ten years ago. Unlike the previous years, there is no budget appropriation for this year’s Christmas event. All our Christmas party …

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CLAY AND JUNE ROJO LEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN EASTERN MINDANAO

Clay and June Rojo serve as PAR Partnership Designers and Inclusive Development Mentors with PBCI. PAR is Peace and Reconciliation. This is the heart of our ministries at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP).   As PAR Partnership Designers, they creatively dream and work together for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our beautiful …

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BAGOBO-TAGABAWA TRIBAL COUNCIL SETS ON PAR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

03 November 2016, Barangay Managa, Municipality of Bansalan, Province of Davao del Sur — The Barangay Tribal Council here invited PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) to facilitate a one day seminar and workshop on Conflict Transformation framed on Peace and Reconciliation principles and practice.   It was a year ago when PBCI was first invited by …

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PAR COMMUNITY IN CAPIZ PROVINCE IS BORN

23-26 November 2016, Roxas City – The Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community in the Province of Capiz is born! Fifty-six (56) community leaders – pastors, college counsellors, school teachers, entrepreneurs, civil society representatives, and various non-government organization personnel – participated in this three-day training and workshop dubbed as Peace Theology and Disaster Response.   PeaceBuilders …

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LISTENING AND LEARNING FROM THE YAKAN PEOPLE OF BASILAN

11 November 2016, Basilan Province.  I learned a lot listening from various community leaders and sectoral representatives about their perceptions and understanding of the conflicts in their respective communities. After sharing with them the ‘PIN-CAB Tools for Conflict Analysis’ for the past three consecutive afternoons, 10 groups were able to crystalize and communicate their understanding …

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I’M GETTING TO KNOW MY BEING, MY ETHNIC IDENTITY, AND MY CALLING BETTER

The 4th Indigenous Leaders’ Summit held in General Santos City last October 27-30,2016 was in many ways a rediscovery of Indigenous Peoples’ identity and common calls and challenges. I felt the warmth and happiness of the tribes from North to South as we joined together, to participate in the meeting, sharing experiences and finding our …

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CONSTRUCTION OF POST-HARVEST PROCESSING PLANT ON TARGET

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) has been working with the Balutakay Coffee Farmers Association (BACOFA) since 2013. We have exported BACOFA green coffee bean (GCB) products to the United States, and have steadily supplied 5 cafes with roasted coffee beans (RCB). Our quality has attracted large distributors locally and abroad, but …

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ENJOYING STREET FOOD AND MASSAGE: A PEACEFUL DEFIANCE AGAINST TERROR

Last Friday, 02 September 2016 at around 2210H PHT, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), and possibly with the collaboration of powerful drug lords, detonated an improvised explosive devise (IED) in the middle of Davao City’s busy and crowded Roxas Night Market that killed 14 people and injured 67. Most of the victims were getting a street …

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WESTERN MINDANAO PAR LEADERS COMPLETE THIRD LEVEL TRAINING

07-13 August 2016 — Zamboanga City. A group of 16 Peace and Reconciliation leaders from Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Basilan, and Zamboanga gathered for a week-long intensive training on Peace and Reconciliation Principles and Practice.   This is the third of a three-part course that is composed of the following areas of study:   Introduction to Social …

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