CANADIAN MINING INDUSTRY AND PEACEBUILDING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Mining is one of the major factors causing violent conflicts and environmental devastation in the Philippines. This is specially true among the Indigenous Peoples’ ancestral domains. Canadian corporations are a major player in the mining industry in this country. Social and environmental activists call on mining corporations, including Canadian companies, to stop the destructive impacts of their business activities in the Philippines. They also call on the government to repeal the current pro-business and anti-people laws that allow the destructive impacts of mining in our country.

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DOUG KLASSEN ACCEPTS THE CALL TO LEAD MENNONITE CHURCH CANADA

Mennonite Church Canada is pleased to announce that Doug Klassen has accepted our call to the position of Executive Minister. “It is an exciting time in Mennonite Church Canada. I want to help inspire a vision for what it means to be a nationwide church. I firmly believe that congregations are the foundational unit of the church and that congregational revitalization is critical,” says Doug. “There is a hunger in our culture for a witness to Jesus Christ that is rooted and grounded in love.”

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EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS AND THE U.S. MIDTERM ELECTION

My heart and mind reject the American use of the term ‘evangelical’ to describe a segment of U.S. population whose behavior and voice demonstrate racism and bigotry — against those whose skin color are not white; against those outside the Christian religion; and, against those outside the imagined boundaries of a stolen Turtle Island now referred to by the colonizers as the United States of America.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/10/31/evangelical-christians-and-the-u-s-midterm-election/

FROM GEOPOLITICAL THINKING TO BIOSPHERE CONSCIOUSNESS: A NEW CONTEXT FOR PAR

Our younger leaders are pushing me to help prepare them to carry Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles, our contextual application of a peace theology, into the emerging realities of the 21st century. So, I’m exploring the ideas of Jeremy Rifkin who challenges humanity to “enter into a new world of biosphere politics, with new forms of governance emerging to accompany our new biosphere awareness.”

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/10/19/from-geopolitical-thinking-to-biosphere-consciousness-a-new-context-for-par/

MENNONITE CHURCH CANADA’S W. METZGER AND J. MARTIN VISIT OUR PAR FIELDS

We have been blessed by the visit of two executives of Mennonite Church Canada. Willard Metzger (Executive Director) and Jason Martin (International Witness Director) immersed themselves for a week in the PAR Fields where we serve as International Witness Partnership Workers.

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JOJI REPRESENTS CFP IN A NATIONAL TV CONVERSATION ON THE BANGSAMORO

The Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation is a televised discussion between representative members of various sections of society pertaining to the Bangsamoro transition. Joji was chosen to represent the new Christian migrant in Mindanao as a woman engaged in building peace with the Bangsamoro through social enterprise and inclusive development.

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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