Category: PEACE WITH ONE’S BEING

Psycho-social transformation

TWO PAR COMMUNITIES TAKE LESSONS ON BECOMING ‘FARMERPRENEURS’ OF QUALITY COFFEE

Last 15-16 April 2021, the Binaton Bagobo Tagabawa Farmers Livelihood Association (BBTAFLA) in Binaton, Digos City gathered for their 3rd of six months Inclusive Development and Social Entrepreneurial Training. The following week, 20-21 April 2021, the Kapeyapaan Farmers Association (KFA) in Alegre, Bansalan went through their 4th month on similar training. Both communities focused on becoming farmer-entrepreneurs or ‘farmerpreneurs‘ of quality coffee within the framework of peace and reconciliation principles.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/04/22/two-par-communities-take-lessons-on-becoming-farmerpreneurs-of-quality-coffee/

A CRY FOR HEALING: PRAYING FOR COMPETENT LEADERS IN OUR COUNTRY

May we truly experience being healed as one country of many first nations, religions, ideologies, languages and cultures in this archipelago. May we all learn to listen to each other twice as much as we utter our words. May we learn to harmonize our differences like the different instruments and sounds in an orchestra, like the different colours in a mosaic, like the different parts of a healthy body.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/04/07/a-cry-for-healing-praying-for-competent-leaders-in-our-country/

WE’RE STRENGTHENING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY AND AN ENERGY CORPORATION

Together with the Corporate Social Responsibility Department of Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the PeaceBuilders Community Inc. and Coffee for Peace Inclusive Development (PBCI-CFP IncluDev) Team established a three-year program for the Obo Manobo in Kidapawan City. This year’s goal is to strengthen the coffee farming group in the Manobo Apao Descendants Ancestral Domain of Mt. Apo (MADADMA) community and develop their coffee farm management capacity.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/03/31/were-strengthening-our-partnership-with-an-indigenous-community-and-an-energy-corporation/

PBCI AND CFP CARRY ON WITH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING AMONG FARMERS

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. and Coffee for Peace proceed with their service to train farmers in social entrepreneurial skills. With compliance to public health and safety protocols, Kapeyapaan Farmers Association (KFA) in Alegre, Bansalan started their 3rd month of training last 15-16 March 2021, while the KFA in Binaton, Digos City started their 2nd month last 18-19 March 2021.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/03/26/pbci-and-cfp-carry-on-with-social-entrepreneurial-training-among-farmers/

TRUE GRIT IN THE EYES OF A MORO FAMILY

Two years after the Olimpain family participated in the Coffee Farming and Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) training, the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. Inclusive Development (PBCI IncluDev) Team revisited their farm to follow-up on the development of their coffee plantation.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/03/15/true-grit-in-the-eyes-of-a-moro-family/

POWER, PEACE, AND KINSHIP: INDIGENOUS LEADERS SHARE THEIR DREAMS

Hi! My name is Meara and I’m a new intern at PBCI-CFP family. Last Sunday, 07 March 2021, I had the pleasure of meeting a tribal chieftain. As we traveled through the hilly landscapes of Northern Mindanao, Bai Jerlina Owok entertained us with stories from her journey as the Bagobo Tagabawa chieftain in Barangay Binaton, Digos City.  She shared the story of how she reclaimed her identity as a Bagobo Tagabawa when she reached the summit of Mount Apo—the highest mountain in the Philippines.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/03/09/power-peace-and-kinship-indigenous-leaders-share-their-dreams/

FILIPINO CHURCH LEADERS APPEAL TO PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT TO JUNK ‘ANTI-TERRORISM ACT’

I am encouraged by the fact that an ecumenical letter from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, and the Anglican Church of Canada—signed by Archbishops Linda Nicholls and Mark MacDonald—was sent to the Federal Government concerning the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines. I pray that my Canadian sisters and brothers in Christ would help us amplify our voices as we pursue justice-based peace in our country.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2021/02/05/filipino-church-leaders-appeal-to-philippine-supreme-court-to-junk-anti-terrorism-act/

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