WITH MUCH ENTHUSIASM, WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS 2016 WITH YOU

We celebrate the birth of Jesus with much excitement, perhaps even more enthusiastic, as we think of the current journey of our people in the Philippines. The first major message of the Christmas story is “Peace on Earth!” Why? Because the socio-historical context of the Christmas story was unpeace: Roman Imperialism dictated that people should …

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SYRIA: WHAT WESTERN MEDIA DO NOT TELL US

For my early morning prayer for Syria, I’m referring to a direct eyewitness account of Rev. Andrew Ashdown — a Minister with the Church of England — of his recent trip to Aleppo and the rest of the country. The rebels, supported and armed by US and UK, are terrorizing Syrian civilians. Syrian Army, Syrian …

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PBCI IS NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS FOR FALL 2017

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Internship Program at PeaceBuilders Community! Becoming a PBCI intern means you’re joining as a volunteer. As one of our volunteers, we assume that you have a sense of mission to advance justice and peace within you and around you. PBCI is a community of missionaries. We are …

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BONIFACIO DAY, GENUINE LAND REFORM, AND THE GOSPEL OF PEACE

This afternoon, I celebrated the 153rd birthday of Gat Andres Bonifacio — the founder of our people’s revolution against the oppressive Spanish and American colonial rule. I walked with, and listened to, a major people’s movement who have been consistently fighting for the liberation of our country from US imperialist militarization, and from the exploitative …

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MY SPIRIT JOINS MY FELLOW MENNONITES WHO STAND WITH ‘STANDING ROCK’

As I worship the Great Creator today, I’m praying for the Indigenous Peoples of the great Turtle Island (North America) who are being united now by the Great Spirit as they continue to struggle against the unjust and oppressive colonization of their ancestral domains by the United States of America. I highly respect the IPs …

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OUR HIGHER HOPE AS WE WALK WITH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

I’m happy that the current Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ms. Gina Lopez, has been expressing his support to the plight of the Indigenous Peoples! But here’s a higher reality of Hope: With or without the assurance of DENR, the Indigenous People’s inherent power will endure any attempt of eviction initiated …

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IN SEARCH OF THE ASIAN WITHIN ME: A PHILOSOPHICAL-THEOLOGICAL JOURNEY

Long time ago, in another universe, I dreamed of the Filipino people getting closer to Asia. I grew up in an American-dominated religious community and I felt I needed to get to know the Asian in me. So, I went to the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines and completed a master’s degree …

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PBCI JOINS ALL-OUT-PEACE NETWORK IN ITS CEASEFIRE MECHANISM PROPOSAL

Tuesday, 27 September 2016. The All-Out-Peace network representatives had a meeting with Sec. Hernani Agsalud Braganza — panel member of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) supervising the Reciprocal Working Committee on Ceasefire). USec. Braganza was accompanied by Atty. Antonio Arellano (GRP panel member), Lt.Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero (Commanding Officer of the …

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PBCI-CFP ON DAVAO BLAST: A PEACEFUL DEFIANCE AGAINST TERROR

02 September 2016, around 2200H Philippine Time. An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Davao City that killed 14 and injured 67.  The Abu Sayyaf Group claimed the responsibility. At that exact moment, my sister Edna, her business partner Mary, along with Joji and I were having an informal business meeting at home regarding the …

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JOJI REPRESENTS CFP IN A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ‘SHARED PROSPERITY’

The Duterte Administration is being handed a very strong Philippine economy.  “It accelerated 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, the fastest among 11 selected economies in Asia,” according to the latest report of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries. “It outpaced expansions in China (6.7 percent), Vietnam (5.5 percent), Indonesia (4.9), …

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