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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PCEC BISHOP LISTENS TO MILF ON HOW TO ENHANCE CHURCH’S SUPPORT TO PEACE TALKS

Cotabato City, May 14, 2013 — PCEC Bishop Efraim Tendero met with MILF Peace Panel Chairman Mohagher Iqbal this afternoon in Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Tendero asked Iqbal on how the Church can enhance its support to the GPH-MILF Peace Talks. Before answering Tendero’s question, Iqbal gave an update on the current state of the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2013/05/14/pcec-bishop-listens-to-milf-on-how-to-enhance-churchs-support-to-peace-process/

BUKIDNON CHRISTIAN LEADERS WELCOME PEACE BUILDERS SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP

Twenty-one people finished the first quarter of the PeaceBuilders School of Leadership (PBSL) in Valencia City, Bukidnon from 24-26 April 2013. They are a group composed of peacebuilders, pastors, church leaders, missionaries and educators. It was designed as highly academic activity with the book “Mediation in Pastoral Care” as the main focus and the books …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2013/04/26/bukidnon-christian-leaders-welcome-peace-builders-school-of-leadership/

DANN PRESENTED MINDANAO PERSPECTIVES AT A FORUM ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) invited Dann to present some facts about human trafficking in Mindanao. With the help of our research team and some of our connections with the military, we were able to gather the following: Of the 1,000,000 college graduates annually, only 5-10% are employed in jobs consistent to their …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2012/07/30/dann-presented-peace-justice-perspectives-at-a-forum-on-human-trafficking/

MCC UGANDA RESPONDS TO “KONY 2012” VIDEO AND DEBATE

We support the perspective of our fellow Mennonite workers in Uganda regarding the Kony 2012 campaign.  Kony 2012 campaign is an instant global, online success. Many people who are supporting it are well-meaning and may really be seeking for justice. We’re also struggling with injustice and violence in the Philippines so it’s important to learn …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2012/03/23/mcc-uganda-responds-to-kony-2012-video-and-debate/

JOJI PARTICIPATES IN MCC ASIA’S DIAKONIA 2012 CONFERENCE

On February 19-29, the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) conducted the Asia Anabaptist Diakonia Conference in Central Java, Indonesia. The participants came from Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia (Central Java and Papua), South Korea, India, China, Japan, and Nepal. Peacebuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace, Inc. (CFPI), and the Integrated Mennontie Church (IMC) represented the Philippines. Each …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2012/02/29/we-participated-in-mcc-asias-diakonia-2012-conference/

WE FORMALIZED OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TALAANDIG TRIBE

PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee for Peace has been working with the Talaandig First Nation for the past three years in the areas of peace-building, fair trade, and cross-cultural understanding. Last Sunday, February 12, 2012, we celebrated this partnership and formalized it through a ritual offered to the Creator — known to Hebrew writers as YHWH, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2012/02/12/we-formalized-our-partnership-with-the-talaandig-tribe/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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