Category: PEACE WITH OTHERS

Socio-Political Transformation

FROM GEOPOLITICAL THINKING TO BIOSPHERE CONSCIOUSNESS: A NEW CONTEXT FOR PAR

Our younger leaders are pushing me to help prepare them to carry Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles, our contextual application of a peace theology, into the emerging realities of the 21st century. So, I’m exploring the ideas of Jeremy Rifkin who challenges humanity to “enter into a new world of biosphere politics, with new forms of governance emerging to accompany our new biosphere awareness.”

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/10/19/from-geopolitical-thinking-to-biosphere-consciousness-a-new-context-for-par/

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/

JOJI REPRESENTS CFP IN A NATIONAL TV CONVERSATION ON THE BANGSAMORO

The Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation is a televised discussion between representative members of various sections of society pertaining to the Bangsamoro transition. Joji was chosen to represent the new Christian migrant in Mindanao as a woman engaged in building peace with the Bangsamoro through social enterprise and inclusive development.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/09/29/joji-represents-cfp-in-a-national-tv-conversation-on-the-bangsamoro/

NEW COMMUNITY OF COFFEE FARMERS REQUESTS PBCI-CFP TRAINING

A new group of farmers from around the Mount Apo area have requested our Inclusive Development Consulting Team to conduct a series of hands-on workshop on post-harvest coffee processing.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/09/13/new-community-of-coffee-farmers-requests-pbci-cfp-training/

WE’RE ENJOYING ZYLIE ESTRELLA—OUR MINDANAO-BASED GRANDCHILD

Baby Zylie Estrella Velasco Pantoja was born last 30 July 2018 at 1531 PHT at the Davao Doctor’s Hospital. She’s born to Mandy Velasco, a fashion designer in Davao City, and Daniel Byron — our son. Zylie is our youngest and 7th grandchild.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/08/31/were-enjoying-zylie-estrella-our-mindanao-based-grandchild/

TALA TAKES OFF FOR A TWO-YEAR ACADEMIC JOURNEY

Tala Alngag (Twinkle Bautista) left for Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA last 21 August 2018. She has been accepted to the graduate program of Eastern Mennonite University—Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Her objective is to plunge into the course towards the degree of Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation and finish it from SY-2018 to SY-2020.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/08/23/tala-takes-off-for-a-two-year-academic-journey/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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