MANILA-BASED PBCI BOARD MEMBERS INITIATE PAR OPERATIONS IN THE URBAN CONTEXT

PeaceBuilders Community MetroManila is a circle of people advocating and working for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our beautiful land. Their mandate is to practice and propagate our message of peace—as harmony with the Creator, harmony with our being, harmony with others, and harmony with the creation—in the various contexts of the urban reality in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/04/06/manila-based-pbci-board-members-initiate-par-operations-in-the-urban-context/

DEALING WITH OUR FEARS THROUGH LOVE-ENERGIZED COURAGE AS WE FACE COVID19 CRISIS

There is concern among many Filipinos that our health care system is not prepared for this crisis. These challenges we’re facing make us afraid. We are prompted to look deep into our being as individual persons, and into the deepest reason of our existence as a community. With Love as our spiritual energy, we find our courage even as we suspend the operations of our social enterprise and our field programs.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/03/23/dealing-with-our-fears-through-love-energized-courage-as-we-face-covid19-crisis/

PRAYING TO ‘FLATTEN THE CURVE’ IN THE CONTEXT OF MINDANAO’S URBAN POOR

Joji and I are on self-imposed indefinite quarantine. We’ll interact only with a handful of staff members face-to-face at 2 meters (6 feet) #SocialDistance. All our travel plans are suspended indefinitely—domestic and international.‬ This is our small way to help #FlattenTheCurve.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/03/14/praying-to-flatten-the-curve-in-the-context-of-mindanaos-urban-poor/

PBCI-CFP TRIBE PARTICIPATES IN THE 9TH CELEBRATION OF IP-MORO KINSHIP AFFIRMATION

The Inclusive Development Team of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee for Peace (CFP) travelled to the Talaandig Ancestral Territory at the foot of Mt. Kitanglad to celebrate with the Indigenous Peoples and the Bangsamoro in affirming their kinship. The Settlers have been actively participating in this celebration for the past 9 years.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/03/09/pbci-cfp-tribe-participates-in-the-9th-celebration-of-ip-moro-kinship-affirmation/

WE NEED IMPACT INVESTORS TO SUSTAIN STRATEGIC PEACEBUILDING AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

There is a need to sustain strategic peacebuilding through impact investment. Such investments support social entrepreneurial endeavors that lead towards regenerative and inclusive development. This is how Coffee for Peace (CFP) and PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) operate in synergy.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/02/27/we-need-impact-investors-to-sustain-strategic-peacebuilding-and-inclusive-development/

OUR SPIRITUAL MOTIVATION IN ADVOCATING INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Abundant Life. This is our spiritual basis for inclusive development and our perspective on sustainability. With this understanding of ‘the good life,’ we will intensify our search for excellence to be effective and efficient team who have been entrusted with running and leading PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee for Peace.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/02/12/our-spiritual-motivation-in-advocating-inclusive-development-and-social-entrepreneurship/

THE GLOBAL REALITIES WE’RE FACING AS INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATES

Much of the local conflicts and national crises we’re facing as a faith-based justice advocates and peacebuilding workers are actually immediate manifestations of unjust, long-term, global worldview or ideology that functions like a religion. For our strategic peacebuilding to be effective, we must understand the unjust powers and principalities we’re facing.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2020/01/24/the-global-realities-were-facing-as-inclusive-development-advocates/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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