Category: ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION

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

WE JOIN GPH AND MILF IN CELEBRATING THE SIGNING OF THE 2014 PEACE PACT

We, as PeaceBuilders Community, celebrate with the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)! We celebrate the signing of the CAB because this is an expression of Christ’s love. The love of Christ prompts us to love our neighbors …

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PBCI PARTICIPATED IN THE SE ASIA CREATION CARE CONFERENCE

17-21 March 2014, Clark, Philippines — More than 80 Christian leaders from 14 countries gathered together to participate in the First Southeast Asia Regional Conference on Creation Care and the Gospel. The whole conference was guided by three major topics: God’s Word – Biblical theological reflections on CreationCare God’s World – Scientific and technological discussions …

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WE CELEBRATE THREE YEARS OF IP-MORO KINSHIP REAFFIRMATION

For the past three years, we have witnessed the growing and deepening re-affirmation of kinship between the Bangsamoro and the Indigenous People of Mindanao. It was in 07-08 March 2012 when the Indigenous People and the Bangsamoro first thought of re-affirming their kinship as part of their centuries old peace pact and a continuing peace …

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BALANCING GOOD ECONOMY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

The Philippine economy is doing great! The report of Asian Development Bank (ADB) is very encouraging: “Relatively high rates of economic growth are projected over the forecast period, though easing from the fast pace in 2013. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is forecast at 6.4% in 2014 and 6.7% in 2015.” But this economic growth …

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PAR FACILITATORS’ TRAINING IN EASTERN VISAYAS BEGINS

We have started the facilitators’ training to initiate the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) movement in Eastern Visayas. Eighteen (18) Christian leaders — pastors, educators, civil society executives — have completed the first two components of the PAR Facilitators Training last 04-06 February 2014 held in Ormoc City. The completed parts of the training program for …

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AERIAL SURVEY CONFIRMS VERY SLOW REHABILITATION RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNMENT

Today’s aerial survey of the Yolanda-affected areas in Panay Island helped us see the implications of shelter repair kits, livelihood initiatives, and other interventions to the total work of community development and how we can help enhance what is being done. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), “Some isolated …

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WE’RE SO HAPPY TO HELP IN PCEC’S SHELTER REPAIR PROGRAM FOR HAIYAN SURVIVORS

Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed more than one million homes in its path. In response, the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), through the leadership of Bishop Efraim Tendero, aims to distribute 30,000 shelter repair kits (SRK) to pastors and to the most vulnerable families in their respective communities. Each PhP15,000 worth of SRK consists of: …

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MOUNT APO PAR COMMUNITY MEMBERS DELIVER THEIR COFFEE HARVEST AT PBCI

It all started in 4-5 June 2013.  A group of farmers on Mount Apo felt the practicality of peace and reconciliation in their lives. 21 farmer leaders finished the Book 1 of the PAR training which includes the following topics: :: Pursuing Peace. This is an in-depth discussion of the differences and similarities in various conceptions …

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DISASTER SURVIVORS ARE VICTIMIZED BY DISASTER EXPLOITATION

Disaster Capitalism leads to Disaster Exploitation. The former has been explained and used as a framework in our understanding of the Zamboanga Crisis. The latter is an abusive action of the more powerful against the less powerful in times of disaster, taking advantage of the powerlessness of the survivors in the middle of a shock or …

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YOLANDA-HAIYAN DISASTER NOTES: THREE WEEKS AFTER

:: People are beginning to get tents and tarps from international donors. :: We saw survivors queuing for relief goods. While smiling, a man gave us the middle finger. Tired of photographers taking their pictures? Angry? :: Local, national, and international aid authorities report that most communities are served. :: Food seems to be quickly …

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HIGHLY DISCIPLINED AND EQUIPPED FIELD VOLUNTEERS WANTED

We need volunteers to serve Typhoon Haiyan survivors. 1. Are you culturally sensitive and respectful of others and yet have good command of the English language? 2. Do you have good attitude, able to follow command promptly and precisely without grumbling? 3. Do you have your own tent, sleeping bag, food supply, your own travel …

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HAIYAN DISASTER, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE, AND SHALOM

Please help the survivors of SuperTyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The numbers are overwhelming! Help means massive and systematic emergency disaster response. Our disaster preparation training identifies at least 14 aspects needed for effective response: survivor camp coordination and management early recovery education emergency shelter emergency telecommunications food security and agriculture health livelihood logistics nutrition …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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