Joji & Dann Pantoja

Joji & Dann Pantoja are peace building missionaries commissioned by Peace Mennonite Church and administered through Mennonite Church Canada. They are assigned to the Philippines to lead a team of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Specialists called PeaceBuilders Community Inc. They also co-founded Coffee for Peace Corp. to help indigenous farmers in the Philippines produce, process, and market their products in accordance with inclusive and sustainable development principles.

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GRATEFUL TO GOD AND COMMUNITY FOR MY MASTER’S DEGREE GRADUATION

I am grateful to the Great Creator for this privilege of going through, and completing, the Master of Entrepreneurship (ME) program from the Ateneo de Manila University – Graduate School of Business. The program started in September 2015 and concluded in July 2017. This afternoon, I finally marched along the aisle, went up on stage, …

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CFP WON THE NATIONAL INCLUSIVE BUSINESS CATEGORY AT THE ‘ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017’

We are so encouraged when Joji received another citation from the ASEAN Business Awards 2017: ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 NATIONAL WINNER, PHILIPPINES Inclusive Business Category Coffee for Peace is a social enterprise in the areas of Mt. Apo, Bukidnon, and the Cordillera Administrative Region which envisions Peace Communities practicing relational harmony and enjoying quality life …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2017/09/10/cfp-won-the-national-inclusive-business-category-at-the-asean-business-awards-2017/

WE THRIVE! WE DON’T MERELY SURVIVE.

Perhaps it’s time to review the funding sources of those who work for justice and peace in the name of Jesus.   We’re learning that the old notion of community-based, regenerating approaches (such as social entrepreneurship — Coffee For Peace in our case) to support our ministries are once again more sustainable than funding from governments …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2017/02/25/we-thrive-we-dont-merely-survive/

PAR BUKIDNON ESTABLISHES INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLANS

From the 20th to the 22nd of January we were in Bukidnon Province. We met with the architects of Central Mindanao University’s Mount Kalayo Institute for Social Enterprise Growth (MKISEG) to explore the possibility of a partnership between MKISEG and Coffee For Peace to create a program for training indigenous farmers in coffee cultivation. We …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2015/01/21/4436/

WE’RE SO EXCITED TO EMBRACE 2015

  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Isaiah 43:18 There are overwhelming reasons why Joji and I, along with the whole PeaceBuilders Community, are excited to …

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KALINGA PAR COMMUNITY IS BORN!

We were invited by a group of tribal leaders in Kalinga Province to share our the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles being advocated by PeaceBuilders Community. The first segment of our Kalinga journey were spent in various tribal communities to get to get initial experience of the places, the people, and the various cultures in …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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