Dann Pantoja

Dann Pantoja is beginning to use his Tagalog indigenous name -- Lakan Sumulong. This is a statement that our indigenous identities can be a redeeming factor in healing our 'being' (that is, who we are as a people); help symbolize our determination to contribute what we ought to be 'doing' as a nation (that is--active, non-violent, radical transformation); and, determine how we will prioritize what we will be 'having' (that is, inclusive growth and national development based on justice and peace). Asked what fuels his positive outlook in life: “It’s the influence of Jesus, a first century Palestinian carpenter who was executed by the imperial power of his time. He said: ‘Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.’ Jesus defied the ultimate negative factor in our cosmos--death.”

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SYRIA: WHAT WESTERN MEDIA DO NOT TELL US

For my early morning prayer for Syria, I’m referring to a direct eyewitness account of Rev. Andrew Ashdown — a Minister with the Church of England — of his recent trip to Aleppo and the rest of the country. The rebels, supported and armed by US and UK, are terrorizing Syrian civilians. Syrian Army, Syrian …

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PBCI IS NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS FOR FALL 2017

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Internship Program at PeaceBuilders Community! Becoming a PBCI intern means you’re joining as a volunteer. As one of our volunteers, we assume that you have a sense of mission to advance justice and peace within you and around you. PBCI is a community of missionaries. We are …

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JOJI REPRESENTS CFP IN A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ‘SHARED PROSPERITY’

The Duterte Administration is being handed a very strong Philippine economy.  “It accelerated 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, the fastest among 11 selected economies in Asia,” according to the latest report of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries. “It outpaced expansions in China (6.7 percent), Vietnam (5.5 percent), Indonesia (4.9), …

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PAQUIBATO FARMERS LEARN COFFEE PRODUCTION AT CFP-PBCI CENTER

Your hands’ work feed us, Tiller of the sacred land. May we serve with you? (Lakan Sumulong)   20-22 July 2016.  It’s always a privilege to be visited by our farming partners. To pray together. To eat together. To learn together. To share our struggles for justice and peace. To share our lives with each …

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I’M AN ANABAPTIST. I MUST NOT BE MILITANT AGAINST MILITANT PEOPLE

Militant. Combative. Aggressive. Violent. Confrontational. Usually for the purpose of advancing a worldview, a value system, a set of behaviors. Mostly visible in religious, social, or political advocacies or programs. We live in a militant 21st century reality. Those who want to make good business in a world at war would like us all to …

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MENTORSHIP IS A HIGH-VALUE ACTIVITY AT COFFEE FOR PEACE

Now happening at the backyard of the office of CoffeeForPeace.Com: Our farming partners from Mount Apo, the Ancestral Domain of the Bagobo Tribe, deliver their Arabica coffee cherries; Nowie Blag and Jose Calaba, PAR (Peace and Reconciliation) Monitors from the Dulangan Manobo Tribe, who also have planted 10,000 Arabica coffee trees in their Ancestral Domain, …

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