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.
07 November 2019. The Field Operations Team of PeaceBuilders Community, led by Sihaya Ansibod, accompanied the team from the Philippine Relief And Development Services, Inc. (PhilRaDS) and delivered 1,000+ SphereStandard Relief Packs to the earthquake-affected families in Ilomavis who mostly belong to the Obo Manobo Indigenous People from Sayaban area. This is in response to the call of Datu Federico Sia of the Obo Manobo Tribal Council and Divina Silyador of the Mahomanoy Mountain Resort.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/11/08/church-agency-responds-to-the-needs-of-1000-earthquake-affected-ip-families/
The Obo Manobo Tribal Council, in partnership with the Corporate Social Responsibility Division of Energy Development Corporation, invited the PBCI-CFP IncluDev Team to conduct a series of training seminars in Inclusive Development, Financial Management, Sustainable Agricultural Enterprise, Quality Coffee Processing, and Coffee Marketing framed in Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles. The participants in this 6-month program are key farmers, forestry specialists, and traditional tribal leaders.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/09/27/the-obo-manobo-tribal-council-invites-us-to-start-par-community-development/
The Tagabawa Tribal Council of Barangay Alegre welcomed the Inclusive Development Team of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) to establish a model coffee farm in their area. We went through the process of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) as required by law. The municipal, provincial, and national authorities protecting the Indigenous Peoples’ rights gave their respective affirmations and blessings to this project.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/08/23/tagabawa-tribal-leaders-welcome-pbci-cfp-inclusive-development-team/
Wanay S. Baluyan, a native of Banao Indigenous People from Kalinga Province, is defending her final paper to conclude a two-year internship under the PeaceBuilders School of Leadership (PBSL) program. She’s a Registered Nurse and chose to serve her community and the Cordillera People in their journey towards genuine autonomy and self-determination.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/08/16/woman-from-banao-indigenous-people-in-kalinga-province-graduates-from-pbsl/
Joji flew to Amsterdam to join her colleagues serving with the Peace Commission of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC). Their meetings were held back-to-back with the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival. The highlight of her trip was the launching of the Global Anabaptist Peace Network.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/07/05/joji-attends-to-her-responsibilities-as-peace-commission-chair-of-mennonite-world-conference/
DANN PANTOJA AND GORD ZERBE CO-TEACH “JUSTICE, PEACEBUILDING, AND A THEOLOGY OF STRUGGLE” AT CSOP 2019
At the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding, Gordon Zerbe and Dann Pantoja teamed up in teaching “Justice, Peacebuilding, and a Theology of Struggle.” Gordon provided the theological and theoretical frameworks and analyses. Dann told field stories. Their 12 students came from 8 countries gathered in Winnipeg last 17-21 June.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/06/24/dann-pantoja-and-gord-zerbe-co-teaches-justice-peacebuilding-and-a-theology-of-struggle-at-csop-2019/
Last year, three Catholic priests were killed in the Philippines. Last December, bishops who were perceived as opposing the ‘war on drugs’ were tagged as “useless fools” to be killed. These prompted church leaders to condemn what they describe as a “culture of violence” that has “gradually prevailed in our land.” Catholic Archbishop Socrates Villegas delivered his Maundy Thursday homily addressing these challenges.
Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2019/04/21/bishop-encourages-priests-who-face-threats-of-violence-and-death-in-the-philippines/