Category: SOCIO-POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION

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

WE SUPPORT OPAPP SECRETARY TERESITA DELES

Peace Builders Community, Inc. strongly supports Sec. Teresita “Ging” Deles, and calls on the majority members of the Congress to act like a solid majority and support Sec. Deles to continue as the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process. We believe that she is sincere in her intentions with all the people concerned in implementing President …

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REFLECTING ON THE PEACE POLICY OF PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III

On Monday, September 13, 2010, I was invited to Celebrate Eid Fit’r 1431 in Malacanang Palace with Muslim leaders and other inter-faith peace advocates, hosted by His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines. Until now, I have no clue how my name got included in the list of those …

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PAR-NE LESSONS ON DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (SONG COMPOSITIONS)

On July 28-30, 2010, PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) conducted a Trainers’ Training on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management among the Peace and Reconciliation- Nueva Ecija (PAR-NE) members. This training was held in Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija. It was organized by Susan Granada of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches- Peace …

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23 LEADERS JOIN IN CENTRAL LUZON PAR CATALYST SEMINAR

Twenty-three community leaders participated in the First Central Luzon Peace and Reconciliation Catalyst Seminar, held in Cabanatuan City last March 23, 2010. This is part of PeaceBuilders Community’s PAR Team Organizing extension in Luzon–the northern island of the Philippines. These participants are leaders of the Association of Ministers and Ministries in Nueva Ecija (AMMNE). They …

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A CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF THE GRP-MILF MOA ON ANCESTRAL DOMAIN

The Peace Panels of both the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) met on July 28-29, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  This is good news as it ends the current impasse in the peace talks since August 2008. The two panels agreed on four points: 1.  Mutual effort …

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MINDANAO PEACE POWER DAY 1: 18.MARCH.2009

PBCI joined a solidarity group of peace advocates from 17 countries. We trekked through 500+ kilometers of Central Mindanao roads with a peace convoy of 25 vehicles. We saw more than 100,000 people–children, youth, adults, seniors–shouting for peace under the heat of Mindanao sun (38-40 degrees celcius). Their loudest cries: “Stop the War in Mindanao!” “Respect …

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LIGAWASAN, CENTRAL MINDANAO: 16.OCTOBER.2008

October 15-18, 2008. The Peacebuilders Community travelled with their network behind the so-called “enemy lines” to help in a Mindanao-wide fact finding mission regarding the alleged human rights violations committed by both the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). We distributed emergency relief goods along the way to …

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CENMIN FACT FINDING MISSION: 15.AUGUST.2008

Joji and I were overseeing the activities of our Peace and Reconciliation Team (PaRTeam) and Medical Team (MedTeam) who were serving hundreds of families who have been displaced by an escalated armed conflict between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Ustadz Abdulkadir Abubakar, the Executive Director of the …

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PEACE BUILDERS COMMUNITY LEADS CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO TALK WITH BOTH GRP AND MILF

COTABATO CITY, July 4-5, 2008. Peacebuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) led a group of Mindanao-based evangelical leaders to have peace talks with the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army (6ID-PA) and the Peace Negotiating Panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last July 4-5 in Central Mindanao. Bishop Efraim Tendero, National Director of the …

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A MUSLIM LEADER’S CALL TO CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES: 27.FEBRUARY.2007

A new armed conflict started in Central Mindanao. One of the approaches of our peace network to prevent its escalation is to facilitate community-based dialogue between conflicting parties. The Mindanao People’s Caucus (MPC) invited PeaceBuilders Community to help them build a few peace houses — made up of local, light materials — in various conflict …

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