Category: ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION

Stories and ideas about being in harmony and at peace with the Creation.

NEW PAR COMMUNITY BREWING IN KALINGA

Kalinga people love peace and coffee. Twinkle Alngag Bautista is convinced that she is called to build a Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community and Coffee For Peace (CFP) social business in Kalinga as part of her life’s calling and mission. Coffee is already a popular product here. Local Robusta coffee is brewed every morning in …

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TALA IS OUR NEW MISSIONARY TO KALINGA

We, at PeaceBuilders Community and at Coffee For Peace, have learned to respect Tala as a person who enjoys leading people and who is patient in managing things. She has no trouble talking with people and loves to organize them. When assigned a leadership task, she can anticipate problems and provide solutions even in circumstances …

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THE BODONG AMENDMENT: KEEPING TRADITION CULTURALLY RELEVANT

In the little town of Lubuagan, Alonzo Saclag is a local attraction. As an artist full of dreams and big-scale projects, he keeps organizing new events or inviting new people. His 72 years haven’t yet been able to quench his curiosity of life. His main pursuits are those of lasting peace and preservation of Kalinga …

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MY PAR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY WITH TWINKLE “TALA” BAUTISTA

When I first met Twinkle (or “Tala”), I had no idea how tremendously she would impact my life–spiritually and professionally. I have been privileged to have her as my team leader ever since I became a full time staff member at PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI). I fondly call her “Kaps”, short for “Kapatid” (Filipino term …

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PBCI CONTINUES TO JOURNEY WITH THE KALINGA FIRST NATION

Through the visionary leadership of Twinkle “Tala” Alngag Bautista, the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) movement is being nurtured among the indigenous people in the northern mountains of the Philippines called Kalinga. :: In 12-16 April 2010, Dann Pantoja felt a need to travel to Tabuk City, the capital of Kalinga Province, to get to know …

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OUR SUPPORT FOR THE BANGSAMORO IS BASED ON A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

The positive attitude of PeaceBuilders Community towards the Bangsamoro is energized by our peace theology. While being supportive and actively praying for the success of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), our hope for the future goes beyond politically negotiated agreements and beyond legislative …

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A FILIPINO MANIFESTO ON ISRAEL’S MILITARY ATTACK ON GAZA

We, who are also citizens of the world, brothers and sisters here in the Philippines, are calling on all peoples of the world to protest Israel’s military attack in Gaza. More than a thousand had already died. Children and women included. There are also innocent civilians who died in the fighting between Israeli and Hamas troops. …

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INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IS NOW THE KEY ASPECT OF OUR PAR MISSION

As we are getting deeply immersed in divided communities because of unresolved conflicts, the more we are becoming aware of the need for inclusive economic development as a critical aspect of our peace and reconciliation mission. Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) is the heart of our ministry. Our concept of peace — from the Hebrew term …

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PASTORS & CHRISTIAN LEADERS GET HANDS-ON TRAINING ON DISASTER RESPONSE OPERATIONS

“Flood rescue operations is now a crucial ministry of our church to our neighborhood and even to our municipality,” said Pastor Paul Villamor, a survivor of super-typhoon Haiyan and one of the organizers of a local disaster response network being facilitated by PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI). “Because of the disasters we’ve been experiencing, we are …

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BUKIDNON PAR COMMUNITY STARTS ‘SIDLAK KALINAW’ — AN INCLUSIVE GROWTH INITIATIVE

Sidlak. To shine. Kalinaw. Peace. We are seeing the dawn of a strategic, justice-oriented, sustainable peacebuilding which will radiate from, and through, our particular context of transformation-advocacy. Inspired by this vision, a new social enterprise is being born. It has a five-pronged bottom line — people, progress, planet, peace, and profit. Sidlak Kalinaw is a …

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CMU AND THE TALAANDIG TRIBE CHOOSE THE PATH OF CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

The conflict is about 3,000 hectares of rich, arable land around Mount Kalayo in the Province of Bukidnon. The parties are the Central Mindanao University (CMU) and the Talaandig Tribe. CMU firmly takes the position that they legally own the land based on Torrens Title. The Talaandig Council of Elders insists they own the land …

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A PATCHWORK OF TYPHOON STORIES

We went to visit Christ Faith Fellowship on a weekday, on the invitation of Pastora Lolita. I was hoping to find there maybe one volunteer to tell his typhoon story. When we arrived, I was so surprised to see the church almost full of people, all eager to tell their stories. We stayed there one …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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