:: Pursuing Peace. This is an in-depth discussion of the differences and similarities in various conceptions of peace. Peace will be discussed from theological, psycho-social, political, and economic-ecological perspectives.

:: Understanding Strategic Peacebuilding. Strategic peacebuilding is protracted peacemaking. It is the opposite of protracted warfare. Learn the concepts, processes, and strategies of building peace from a conflicted situation to reconciliation. Get familiarized with various components of peacebuilding and why reconciliation is its main component.

:: The Nature of Conflict. Conflict is like a tree. It has leaves and fruits, trunk, and roots. Learn how this analogy crystallizes the various conflicts we’re experiencing—at home, in our communities, in our neighborhoods, in our towns and cities, in our province, in our country and in our world.

:: Understanding Peace in the Context of Globalization. What is Globalization? How do global realities affect our local life? This is a discussion of global realities from the perspective of local people. This is also the context of our peacebuilding task among the various social-political groups, state forces, and non-state armed groups in our country.

:: Conflict Transformation. How do we transform the crises of conflict into relationship-building opportunities? The violent expression of conflict is like a social cancer. Before you know it, it may have affected the larger system—marriage, family, church, government, business, etc. Learn some practical ways to detect the negative effects of conflict during its early stages.

:: The Process of Reconciliation. Is it possible to rebuild positive relationships between antagonists? Does reconciliation really work in the healing of emotional and psychological aspects of the conflict? Hear stories of people who chose to journey from violent conflict to harmonious reconciliation.


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  1. Dear sir/madam
    my is boyd joe i want to learn more about PAR im from zimbabwe

    • BERNARD BANAC on 07.May.2015 at 2205
    • Reply

    Dear Sir/Ma’am:

    Greetings of Peace in Christ! I would like to know more details on how we can hold a PAR seminar in Sorsogon.

    Best regards.

    Bernard Banac

      • Jonathan Cranston on 18.June.2015 at 2135
      • Reply

      Dear Mr. Banac,

      Thank you for your interest in PAR!
      I have passed on your request and your number to PBCI CEO Rev. Dann Pantoja.

      God bless!

      Jonathan Cranston
      PBCI ICT Staff Writer

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