Dann and Joji Pantoja

Dann and Joji 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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WE’VE FACILITATED BASIC TRAINING OF PAR COMMISSION OFFICERS IN REGION 10

Bishop Efraim Tendero, National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), and Bishop Genesis Udang of PCEC PAR Commission in Mindanao officially installed 18 key leaders from Region 10 who successfully completed the three-month Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Seminar Series. These monthly seminar sessions were held in three different cities: ::  August 04-05, 2011 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/10/12/pcec-bishop-installs-region-10-par-commission-officers/

WE SIGNED A MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING WITH UNIFRUTTI GROUP AND HINELEBAN FOUNDATION

In joyful response to God’s initiative and provision, PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) have agreed to work together in a joint ministry with the Unifrutti Group of Companies (UGC), along with their foundations — Unifrutti Foundation Inc. and Hineleban Foundation Inc. (HFI)– to advance Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) initiatives in the Province of Bukidnon. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/09/20/we-signed-a-memo-of-understanding-with-unifrutti-group-and-hineleban-foundation/

WE COMMISSIONED PBCI PAR CONSULTANTS TO BUKIDNON PROVINCE

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. commissioned four of our staff members to be the training consultants of the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community Organizing and Fair Trade Coffee Farming in Bukidnon Province. Joji and I, along with my mentor, Dr. Miriam Adeney (Professor of World Christian Studies, Seattle Pacific University), led in prayers and biblical reflections during …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/09/12/we-commissioned-pbci-par-consultants-to-bukidnon-province/

WE REMAIN POSITIVE ABOUT GPH-MILF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

The PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI)—a fellowship of Conflict Transformation specialists who are dreaming and working for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our land—is confident that the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will continue towards the path of peace and reconciliation between …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/08/25/pbci-remains-positive-about-gph-milf-peace-negotiations/

PHILIPPINE EVANGELICALS LAUD AQUINO-MURAD MEETING

It’€™s the first time that a Philippine president meets with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair since the negotiations commenced 14 years ago. Both discussed possible approaches in moving the peace process forward. Accompanying the President in the informal meeting were Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, National …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/08/05/philippine-evangelicals-laud-aquino-murad-meeting/

NORTHERN MINDANAO LEADERS INITIATE PAR MINISTRY

Twenty-seven Christian leaders — bishops, pastors, church workers, local government executives, academics — participated in the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Ministry Orientation in Cagayan de Oro City. They represented various evangelical communities in Region 10. This event is the beginning of a series of PAR Seminars to be held throughout this region in the next …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/06/27/northern-mindanao-leaders-initiate-par-ministry/

METRO-COTABATO MINISTERIAL FELLOWSHIP ORGANIZES PAR COMMUNITY

The MetroCotabato Ministerial Fellowship (MCMF) formally organized the MetroCotabato PAR Community from among their key leaders. This journey started last November 08, 2010 when key staff of the PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) was introduced by Ms. Joy Raguine to the MCMF leaders. PBCI presented the concept of peace and reconciliation (PAR) ministry. Since then, a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/06/18/metro-cotabato-ministerial-fellowship-organizes-their-par-community/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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