Category: SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

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

PBCI RENEWS OUR TIES WITH CENTRAL MINDANAO THROUGH SIHAYA’S NEW ASSIGNMENT

The PBCI leadership introduced our field staff, Sihaya Ansibod, to various communities in Central Mindanao with whom we have been working as peace and reconciliation partners. Sihaya was warmly welcomed as a second-generation field worker of PeaceBuilders Community – Central Mindanao. She recently completed a two-year leadership program from our PeaceBuilders School of Leadership. She’s …

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PBCI FIELD STAFF PARTICIPATES IN AN INTER-RELIGIOUS LEARNING CONFERENCE

It was great to have a chance chatting one-on-one with Pastor James Wuye. The story of Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye was told in a movie The Imam and the Pastor, which is widely used in Christian-Muslim inter-faith dialogue. I’m so grateful for Clay, June, and Sihaya — our regional team leaders in advancing Peace and Reconciliation …

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THE NEW JPAR COMMISSION OF THE PCEC IS IN DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH THE MILF

02 August 2017, Camp Darapanan – The representatives of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), led by Bishop Noel Alba Pantoja, met with the members of the Central Committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) led by Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim. Both the PCEC and the MILF are exploring the possibility of …

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LAKAN REPRESENTED PBCI AT THE SECOND AOP STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING

The All-Out Peace (AOP) network, as follow through of our recent Solidarity Mission to Marawi, held a conflict mapping, scenario analysis, and strategy session of the nexus of ‘Marawi Crisis – Martial Law – Peace Process’ last 25-26 July 2017 in Davao City. Our allied peace partners in Lanao joined us and became a part of a coming …

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TWO BASIC REASONS WHY WE SUPPORT THE 2017 BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) has been supporting the Peace Process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) since 2006. Our support is based on a spiritual and theological conviction as a community of peace and reconciliation missionaries who follow Jesus of Nazareth. Our hope is ultimately based on …

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PBCI STATEMENT ON SOME CHRISTIANS’ UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR DURING RELIEF OPERATIONS AMONG DISPLACED PERSONS FROM MARAWI

We, the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), a national team of Christian peace and reconciliation missionaries, are deeply concerned and saddened by the behavior of some fellow Christians who have placed Bibles, translated in Maranao language, inside relief packs that were distributed in certain evacuation centers where displaced persons from Marawi are currently staying. We, at …

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FINAL BUILDING PLANS AND RELEASE OF FUNDS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR PAR EASTERN MINDANAO’S HOME

In behalf of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), I’m happy to report that I have signed the final plans of a small structure to be built in Valencia City. This is made financially possible through an impact partnership with GiversTrust, Inc. I’m grateful for the release of this fund to start the building construction next week. …

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PBCI JOINS PEACEBUILDING NETWORK IN A PEACE AND SOLIDARITY MISSION TO MARAWI

19-21 June 2017. 50 leaders and representatives of civil society organizations who belong to the Mindanao PeaceWeavers met in Cagayan de Oro City to compare notes on their perspectives and activities in response to the Marawi Crisis. The group proceeded to Iligan then to Marawi for a Peace and Solidarity Mission. The general objectives of the …

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HOW WE LOOK AT THE MARAWI CRISIS AND THE MINDANAO MARTIAL LAW

The Marawi Crisis started on 23 May 2017 when the Philippine government security forces and the Maute Group — who were joined by the Abu Sayyaf groups, and claimed themselves to be part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — got engaged in a bloody armed clash. The skirmishes began when elements …

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PAR TRAINING ALUMNI IN CAPIZ ORGANIZED THEMSELVES AS PROVINCIAL PAR COMMUNITY

23-27 May 2017.  The 241 graduates of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Training Program in Capiz have organized themselves as founding members of the PAR movement in this province. The graduates selected 11 of their fellow PAR advocates to be the officers of the new Capiz PAR Community. They are: Jino Lumbo, President Rolly Payas, Vice …

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