WE’RE GRATEFUL TO MCEC AND MCCANADA FOR A NEW COFFEE ROASTING MACHINE

To further build upon the economic sustainability of our farming partners among Indigenous, Bangsamoro, and Settler communities, PBCI and CFP are building shared roasting facilities allowing our coffee farming partners to roast their own beans and sell directly into local markets.

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JOJI ATTENDS TO HER RESPONSIBILITIES AS PEACE COMMISSION CHAIR OF MENNONITE WORLD CONFERENCE

Joji flew to Amsterdam to join her colleagues serving with the Peace Commission of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC). Their meetings were held back-to-back with the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival. The highlight of her trip was the launching of the Global Anabaptist Peace Network.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/07/05/joji-attends-to-her-responsibilities-as-peace-commission-chair-of-mennonite-world-conference/

DANN PANTOJA AND GORD ZERBE CO-TEACHES “JUSTICE, PEACEBUILDING, AND A THEOLOGY OF STRUGGLE” AT CSOP 2019

At the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding, Gordon Zerbe and Dann Pantoja teamed up in teaching “Justice, Peacebuilding, and a Theology of Struggle.” Gordon provided the theological and theoretical frameworks and analyses. Dann told field stories. Their 12 students came from 8 countries gathered in Winnipeg last 17-21 June.

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MY FILIAL MOTIVATION FOR COMMITTING MYSELF TO PEACE AND RECONCILIATION MINISTRY

Peace and Reconciliation ministry is ultimately motivated by my love to the Creator, my service to Christ, and my submission to the Comforter. Yet, I have filial motivations for these vision, mission, and activities to which I’m committed — they are my family, especially my grand-children. What I’m doing now is a grandfather’s attempt to contribute to the care and sustainability of this planet for their future.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/06/15/my-filial-motivation-for-committing-myself-to-peace-and-reconciliation-ministry/

THE GARBAGE THAT SPOILS PHILIPPINE-CANADA RELATIONS: A PEACEBUILDERS’ PERSPECTIVE

Five years ago, a Canadian company sent 103 containers labeled “recyclable plastic” to the Manila International Container Terminal. I, a Filipino-Canadian working as a peacebuilder in the Philippines, am so embarrassed that a Canadian company considers used adult diapers, household garbage, and other wastes as “recyclable plastic.” This garbage is hurting the relations between Canada and the Philippines.

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OUR PAR FIELD STAFF RESPONDS TO A CALL FOR POST-CONFLICT PILOT LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM

Sihaya Ansibod leads a Peace and Reconciliation Team to train Bangsamoro folks in North Cotabato to enhance their coffee farming technique. These farmers have heard how some coffee communities we’ve trained were able to win in national coffee quality competitions and were able to export their specialty coffee to international market. They invited Sihaya and her team to share what we’ve been learning about inclusive development.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/05/17/our-par-field-staff-responds-to-a-call-for-post-conflict-pilot-livelihood-program/

THE INDIGENOUS WEDDING OF ADUNA AND JAY ENRICHED MY INTERCULTURAL OUTLOOK

Dann and I were invited to serve as principal sponsors at the marriage ceremony of Aduna Saway and Jay Manpatilan. It’s a great joy to be invited into the merging clans and respective tribes of this beautiful Talaandig bride and this handsome Higaonon groom. With the expressed blessing of Jay and Aduna, we’re sharing their wedding story to our global community.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/05/09/the-indigenous-wedding-of-aduna-and-jay-enriched-my-intercultural-outlook/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

We are sent by Mennonite Church Canada Witness in partnership with our international community.