The PBCI Information & Communications Team is a group of volunteer writers and web designers at PeaceBuilders Community Incorporated (PBCI) who are working from different parts of the globe. Their task is to document all the activities initiated by the various communities and groups belonging to PAR Philippines — a national peace and reconciliation movement doing inclusive development initiatives, social entrepreneurial training, multiplication of effective peacebuilding workers, conflict transformation consulting, and restorative justice processes. PBCI is a community of missionaries who are dreaming and working together for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our beautiful land.

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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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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/10/09/mennonite-church-canadas-w-metzger-and-j-martin-visit-our-par-fields/

LAKAN SHARED PAR PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES TO PEACE EDUCATION LEADERS IN MINDANAO

Rev. Fr. Randy Jasper C. Odchigue, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), invited Lakan Sumulong to the 3rd Mindanao Peace Studies Conference last 21-22 November 2017 in Butuan City. The conference theme was “Cultivating Peace Through Deeper Understanding”. Lakan shared PAR principles and practices. PAR is peace and reconciliation. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2017/12/01/lakan-shared-par-principles-and-practices-to-peace-education-leaders/

PAR MOVEMENT SPREADS THROUGH WESTERN VISAYAS REGION OF THE PHILIPPINES

PAR is Peace and Reconciliation. PAR is the heart of our ministry. For the past 10 months, Tala Bautista have been working among pastors, church leaders, and community leaders in establishing a Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) community in the Province of Capiz. It started earlier this year when PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) was invited to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2017/06/05/par-movement-spreads-through-western-visayas-region-of-the-philippines/

UBC GRAD STUDENTS PLAN TO VISIT COFFEE FOR PEACE

29 May 2016. Dann and Joji Pantoja, founding leaders of Coffee For Peace (CFP) and PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), met with a group of graduate students from the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), University of British Columbia. This class is led by Dr. Leonora C. Angeles, Associate Professor, SCARP. This class of 9 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2016/05/29/ubc-grad-students-plan-to-visit-coffee-for-peace/

OUR COMMUNITY DECLARES ‘RED ALERT’ AS HAGUPIT LASHES AT EASTERN VISAYAS

Introducing “Ruby Hagupit” Typhoon Ruby, now internationally known as Typhoon Hagupit (Tagalog, “lash”), is expected to make landfall on Saturday evening. Forecasts and trajectory reports indicate confusion and disagreementsbetween different weather agencies. European predictions suggest a direct hit on the country, starting in Leyte or Eastern Samar and making its way northwesterly through the central …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2014/12/05/our-community-declares-red-alert-as-hagupit-lashes-at-eastern-visayas/

PBCI CELEBRATES GERD’S BIRTHDAY

We, at PBCI, are so happy that you are here with us during your birthday, Gerd! ___ Gerd Bartel was the first person in Canada who listened to a dream of doing a church-based peacebuilding mission to the Philippines that would embrace the neighbor, even so-called enemies, with the love of God. A graduate research …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2014/11/13/pbci-celebrates-gerds-birthday/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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