PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee for Peace has been working with the Talaandig First Nation for the past three years in the areas of peace-building, fair trade, and cross-cultural understanding.
Last Sunday, February 12, 2012, we celebrated this partnership and formalized it through a ritual offered to the Creator — known to Hebrew writers as YHWH, to New Testament writers as THEOS, to the Talaandig people as MAGBABAYA, to the Muslim as ALLAH, and to the Western Christians as GOD.
In the Talaandig worldview, every aspiration, action, event, or project starts with spirituality. That’s how we, at PeaceBuilders Community, look at the world too. We start with the many common grounds with other cultures. We engage in honest, transparent, and relational dialogue when we encounter differences in our worldviews.
In all things, our relationship with the Talaandig people is grounded in the unconditional love of God.