Category: ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION

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

PBCI & CFP STAFF SEEK TO BE TRANSFORMED AS ONE FAMILY

The staff of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP) gathered together for a psycho-spiritual retreat to explore the principle of metamorphosis in their individual lives and in their corporate life. In that 5th PBCI Annual ReTreat, 23 full-time PBCI staff members and 6 CFP baristas spent three days with each other for …

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TRIBAL AND BUSINESS LEADERS INITIATE PEACE AND RECONCILIATION PROCESS

Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon, April 9, 2012—The leaders of the Talaandig tribe, the representatives from the Office of the President on Political Affairs and the top executives of Unifrutti Group of Companies joined together to dialogue, tell their stories, share their aspirations and search for healing for their wounded past. Unifrutti Group of Companies (UGC) is …

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WE WERE AT THE REAFFIRMATION OF KINSHIP BETWEEN MORO AND IP IN MINDANAO

March 7-8, 2012. The sound of the jembe drums greets us as we enter the Talaandig Ancestral Territory in Barangay Sungko, Municipality of Lantapan, Bukidnon Province. The long dirt road is lined with flags, each one representing a different tribe of Mindanao in honor of the guests who will arrive today for a historic gathering. …

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“SERVING OTHERS IS SUCH A FULFILLMENT!”: A VOLUNTEER’S STORY

Typhoon Sendong prompted PBCI to declare a Red Code Status (highest state of alertness; real and immediate danger).  We were trying to make busy schedules, scarce resources, overburdened organizations, and equally urgent matters to work together. It was a difficult task of harmonizing everything together to serve the thousands of Sendong survivors. In the midst of …

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PBCI LEARNS FROM SENDONG SURVIVORS’ EXPERIENCES

One of the areas that PBCI served was in Area 5, Barangay Consolacion, Isla de Oro, Cagayan de Oro City. In partnership with Kagay-an Evangelical Disaster Response Network (KEDRN) and the PAR Community Region 10, this area was specified as the recipient of PBCI Relief Operation. The people there shared their experiences during the typhoon, …

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2ND WAVE FIELD OPERATIONS NOW ON; 1500 MOST NEEDY FAMILIES WHO SURVIVED SENDONG IDENTIFIED

02. January. 2012 — Mei Solocasa (Mindanao PeaceBuilding Coordinator, PBCI)) took a plane from Davao City to Cagayan de Oro City. She was sent to lead an advanced team to identify 1,500 families among the Sendong survivors who live in less reached communities. Her report: There are 800 households that were identified who need kitchen …

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OUR NETWORK SERVED 500 FAMILIES, TREATED 203 MEDICAL PATIENTS, GAVE TRAUMA INTERVENTION TO 150 CHILDREN

WE THANK ALL OUR PARTNERS AND DONORS FOR MAKING THIS INITIAL OPERATION A SUCCESS! Last December 21-22, 2011, Kriz Cruzado (Director of Field Operations), Bennette Tenecio (Director of Support Operations), and Mei Solocasa (Mindanao PeaceBuilding Coordinator) led a team of relief, medical, and trauma intervention volunteers from our partner organizations — Mindanao Peoples Caucus, VSO …

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PBCI DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS CALLS FOR MORE HELP

WE THANK ALL OUR PARTNERS AND DONORS FOR MAKING THIS INITIAL OPERATION IN DECEMBER 21-22 A SUCCESS!   Kriz Cruzado (Director of Field Operations, PeaceBuilders Community) led a team of relief, medical, and trauma intervention volunteers from our partners — Mindanao Peoples Caucus, VSO Bahaginan, University Peace and Reconciliationi, Davao Bible Community Church, Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, Coffee For Peace, Hineleban Foundation – Save the …

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LET US HELP THE SURVIVORS OF TYPHOON SENDONG (WASHI)

Our City was hit by a strong typhoon last Friday, Dec 16. It was the most destructive and tragic calamity in the history of our city. As of today there were already 346 dead, hundreds are still missing and more than 20,000 homeless temporarily sheltered in Public Schools and Village Centers. — Rev. Alex Eduave …

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PBCI DEPLOYS BUKIDNON PAR TEAM ORGANIZERS

19.November.2011 — Peacebuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) deployed two teams of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Team Organizers in the province of Bukidnon. For one year, each team will organize and train volunteer pastors and church leaders who will be willing to undergo the series of PAR training in their respective areas. The organized teams will be …

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PBCI AND UNIFRUTTI AGREE TO ADVANCE PAR TOGETHER

In joyful response to God’s initiative and provision, PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) have agreed to work together in a joint ministry with the Unifrutti Group of Companies (UGC), along with their foundations — Unifrutti Foundation Inc. and Hineleban Foundation Inc. (HFI)– to advance Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) initiatives in the Province of Bukidnon. …

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PEACE WITHOUT BORDERS: A PAR COMMUNITY ORGANIZER’S REFLECTION

On August 15-29, 2011, I attended the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) Summer Training held in Seoul City and DMZ, South Korea. There are two other Filipinos from Mindanao, and I was the only youth participant from the Philippines. On week 1, I took the course on A Framework for Restorative Justice. There, I …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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