I STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIANS; I PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF BOTH JEWS AND PALESTINIANS

This is where I part ways, theologically and ethically, with many of my Christian Zionist friends, many of them happen to be my ministry colleagues in the evangelical community. Standing up with the Palestinians. This is also a proper time to reaffirm my solidarity with my Palestinian sisters and brothers in Christ who are suffering under the …

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LIVING THE ‘KINGDOM ETHICS’ AND BEING LIBERATED FROM FEAR-ORIENTED OUTLOOK

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:33-34 NIV) The Big Brother, the Big Media, the Big Business, the Big Cop, the …

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CELEBRATING AND UNDERSTANDING THE UNIFICATION OF NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA

We’re happy that North and South Korea are about to begin their unification process! We applaud the persistent effort of the South Korean government to make this inter-Korean summit a successful event. “Since his inauguration in May 2017,” a Hankyoreh editorial stated, “Moon has continually made overtures of peace to the North.” We are also excited …

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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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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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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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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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THE THREATENING EAGLE AND DRAGON WHO BOTH CLAIM TO PROTECT THE PHILIPPINES

The military and economic might of both the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have been encroaching into our ancestral land and waters while both claiming to protect our lives and various ways of living from threatening factors. The Eagle. The United States of America wants to protect us from the threats …

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A YOUNGER SET OF 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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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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