Category: SOCIO-POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION

Stories and ideas about being in harmony and at peace with Others.

ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION AND BIOSPHERE CONSCIOUSNESS

Economic-ecological transformation is the process of profound and radical change that orients our means of livelihood and our management of creation in a new direction — towards biosphere consciousness. And this consciousness needs to be guided and be energized by the values of the Rule of the Great Creator — like spiritually-rooted hope, justice-based liberation, patient activism, and unconditional love.

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‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ IS CHOSEN AS PART OF THE INNOVATION FOR SOCIAL IMPACT PARTNERSHIP

Coffee for Peace, Inc. has been chosen as one of the 10 out of the 280 social enterprises who will be part of the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) — an initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev). This 6-month program aims “to support promising innovative social enterprises in the Philippines to collectively contribute to the achievement, acceleration, and sustainability of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

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BLESSED HOPE COFFEE ASSOCIATION COMPLETES PHASE TWO OF PBSL’S SOUTH PEACE EQUIPPING PROGRAM

PeaceBuilders School of Leadership (PBSL) started its new SouthPeace Equipping program focusing on developing individuals and groups who are ready to be trained as social entrepreneurs. The two-year program consists of Entrepreneurial Introspection & Ideation; Introduction to Inclusive Development; Basic Social Entrepreneurial Skills; and, Proposal Writing for Social Business. These skills are imparted to the participants along with a set of ethical values we call Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles and Practices.

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WOMEN LEADERS FROM UNITED IP COMMUNITIES ORGANIZE PEACE FORUM

The Kamalitanan Te Matigasalog, Manobo, Kalumanen Tribes Ne Megsabeka (KMMKM) or United Women of Matigsalog, Manobo, Kulamanen Tribes organized a Multi-Stakeholders Peace Forum and Dialogue last 24 October 2018 to provide an opportunity for members of indigenous communities in the tri-boundary of North Cotabato, Bukidnon and Davao City to meet and dialogue with government, the military, and peace advocate groups.

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MARAWI: LIBERATION THAT TURNED OUT TO BE AN OCCUPATION

“October 17, 2017 was supposed to be liberation but it turned out to be liberation for another occupation. Occupation in the sense that people are continuously demanding for safe and dignified return. Occupation in the sense that rehabilitation’s framework is not IDP-centered. Occupation in the sense that rehab start is continuously being postponed. Occupation in the sense that military is occupying the ground zero and there is ongoing construction of a military garrison.” ~ Dr. Tirmizy Abdullah, Professor of History, Mindanao State University, Marawi City.

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BRIDGE-BUILDING IN A DIVIDED, MILITARIZED SOCIETY: THE WAY OF JESUS

As a body of Jesus’ followers, PeaceBuilders Community seeks to constantly sound the Gong of Harmony to call peace-loving people to help build bridges between conflicting parties in this land. Our desire is to demonstrate peace-and-reconciliation principles and practices as embodied in our community.

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‘CHRISTIANS FOR PEACE’ INITIATE MORO-CHRISTIAN LEADERS’ DIALOGUE

High-level Bangsamoro and Christian leaders signed a Manifesto calling for — inclusive peace and development; denunciation of violent extremism; sustained peace education and dialogue among grassroots; institutionalization of political dialogue in the context of inter-faith cooperation; ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law; and, local governments’ initiative towards effective information dissemination of the BOL.

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ANC INVITES JOJI PANTOJA AS A PANELLIST IN “BANGSAMORO: A NATIONAL CONVERSATION”

The “Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation” is a televised discussion between representative members of various sections of society pertaining to the Bangsamoro transition. Joji was chosen to represent the new Christian migrant in Mindanao as a woman engaged in building peace with the Bangsamoro through social enterprise and inclusive development.

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I WAS INVITED BY IID TO JOIN A SEGMENT OF A COMMUNITY-BASED PEACE PROCESS

The indigenous peacebuilding approaches of the Aromanen Ne Menuvu and the Maguindanawon first nations enriched my life and insights as a peace worker. I saw in these peacebuilding events what John Paul Lederach describes as “innovative approaches to create a time and a place to address, to integrate, and to embrace the painful past and the necessary shared future as a means of dealing with the present.”

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REFLECTIONS ON MY TURTLE ISLAND LEARNING TOUR

I was sent by my organization, PeaceBuilders Community, with the help of our peacebuilding partners to attend an indigenous conference in Syracuse, New York. The main objectives of this trip were to learn and understand the culture of the first nations of Turtle Island (North America), as well as how the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island were treated, and are being treated, by their colonizers — the United States of America.

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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