Apr 15 2018

I REITERATE MY PROTEST AGAINST THE WESTERN BOMBING OF SYRIA

As I worship the Great Creator today, my main prayer is for justice, protection, and peace for the civilians in Syria. I cry for the 500,000+ who died in these conflict. I cry with their families. I lament the fact that majority in the West are supporting the lies that are being fed through the …

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Apr 01 2018

LOOKING AT REALITY FROM THE ‘RESURRECTION PERSPECTIVE’

Happy Resurrection Day! I believe that Jesus rose from the dead not merely as a religious dogma that can be self-serving and at times used as a bigoted “I-am-right-you-are-wrong” statement. I believe the Resurrection because — I see Life transcending the seeming finality of death; I see the Light surpassing the seeming endlessness of darkness; …

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Mar 09 2018

JOJI TRAVELS TO DO CANADIAN MINISTRY; DANN STAYS WITH MINDANAO FIELD PARTNERS

As Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers, Joji and I are expected to do Canadian ministry every two years. We have been doing this together since 2006. Except this time. Joji has to do this Canadian ministry alone, while I need to stay in the field. Joji has been an effective spokesperson for both PeaceBuilders Community …

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Mar 04 2018

PRAYING FOR KALINGA ON A SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP TIME

As I conclude my specially-appointed time for worship, I’m focusing my prayers today for the communities in Kalinga who welcomed Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles and Practices. We were invited to visit and share hearts and minds with the Kalinga First Nation in  2010. I’m praying that PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee For Peace would grow in our understanding of …

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Feb 06 2018

A YOUNGER SET OF COMMITTED LEADERS ARE BEING EQUIPPED TO SPEARHEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT DECADES

We are mentoring the next generation of leaders in this Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) vision and mission  for which we’ve been sent as missionaries. This PAR Movement is now being carried by three ‘organizational vehicles’ — PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace Corp. (CfPC) and AJM Planning and Design (AJM). These young leaders are organizing themselves to …

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Jan 15 2018

FRIENDS FROM PENNSYLVANIA-BASED ‘SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GROUP’ EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP WITH CFP

Our friend, Prof. Jonathan Rudy, Senior Fellow at the Pennsylvania-based Social Enterprise Group, led a team to visit Mindanao for the purpose of exploring partnership with Coffee For Peace. With him were Deborah Drury, Jason Biesel, and Rachel Craft. Last 07-12 January 2018, they travelled from Pennsylvania to Davao. They visited our farming partners in …

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Jan 01 2018

MAY OUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH LOVE, JOY, PEACE, AND PATIENCE

May your 2018 be filled with love, joy, peace, and patience! We’re projecting what we need as we face the New Year. We need to be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience. And we pray that you also would be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience this coming year. Love. We’re facing a …

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Dec 24 2017

A RADICALLY-TRANSFORMING, PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

It’s Christmas Eve in Mindanao. We’re just recovering from Marawi War where more than a thousand died and more than a million people were displaced. Then Tropical Storm Vinta devastated us in the past two days with floods and landslides leaving 200+ dead. Now, we’re watching a major fire — a known mall in the …

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Dec 12 2017

MUSLIM FRIENDS INVITE ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ TO BE HALAL CERTIFIED

For the past 10 months, I have been thinking of going to an Islamic office to inquire how Coffee For Peace Bistro could become a certified Halal place for food and beverages. This would attract more folks belonging to the Muslim community from Davao City and from all over Mindanao to trust CFP, to become …

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Dec 01 2017

LAKAN SHARED PAR PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES TO PEACE EDUCATION LEADERS IN MINDANAO

Rev. Fr. Randy Jasper C. Odchigue, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), invited Lakan Sumulong to the 3rd Mindanao Peace Studies Conference last 21-22 November 2017 in Butuan City. The conference theme was “Cultivating Peace Through Deeper Understanding”. Lakan shared PAR principles and practices. PAR is peace and reconciliation. …

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