THE THREATENING EAGLE AND DRAGON WHO BOTH CLAIM TO PROTECT THE PHILIPPINES

The military and economic might of both the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have been encroaching into our ancestral land and waters while both claiming to protect our lives and various ways of living from threatening factors. The Eagle. The United States of America wants to protect us from the threats …

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A YOUNGER SET OF LEADERS ARE BEING EQUIPPED TO SPEARHEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT DECADES

We are mentoring the next generation of leaders in this Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) vision and mission  for which we’ve been sent as missionaries. This PAR Movement is now being carried by three ‘organizational vehicles’ — PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace Corp. (CfPC) and AJM Planning and Design (AJM). These young leaders are organizing themselves to …

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FRIENDS FROM PENNSYLVANIA-BASED ‘SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GROUP’ EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP WITH CFP

Our friend, Prof. Jonathan Rudy, Senior Fellow at the Pennsylvania-based Social Enterprise Group, led a team to visit Mindanao for the purpose of exploring partnership with Coffee For Peace. With him were Deborah Drury, Jason Biesel, and Rachel Craft. Last 07-12 January 2018, they travelled from Pennsylvania to Davao. They visited our farming partners in …

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MAY OUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH LOVE, JOY, PEACE, AND PATIENCE

May your 2018 be filled with love, joy, peace, and patience! We’re projecting what we need as we face the New Year. We need to be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience. And we pray that you also would be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience this coming year. Love. We’re facing a …

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A RADICALLY-TRANSFORMING, PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

It’s Christmas Eve in Mindanao. We’re just recovering from Marawi War where more than a thousand died and more than a million people were displaced. Then Tropical Storm Vinta devastated us in the past two days with floods and landslides leaving 200+ dead. Now, we’re watching a major fire — a known mall in the …

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MUSLIM FRIENDS INVITE ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ TO BE HALAL CERTIFIED

For the past 10 months, I have been thinking of going to an Islamic office to inquire how Coffee For Peace Bistro could become a certified Halal place for food and beverages. This would attract more folks belonging to the Muslim community from Davao City and from all over Mindanao to trust CFP, to become …

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LAKAN SHARED PAR PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES TO PEACE EDUCATION LEADERS IN MINDANAO

Rev. Fr. Randy Jasper C. Odchigue, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), invited Lakan Sumulong to the 3rd Mindanao Peace Studies Conference last 21-22 November 2017 in Butuan City. The conference theme was “Cultivating Peace Through Deeper Understanding”. Lakan shared PAR principles and practices. PAR is peace and reconciliation. …

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MY ‘INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT DAUGHTERS’ WON A NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

Two of the young inclusive development leaders we’re training — Sihaya Ansibod (Erumanen Menuvu, North Cotabato) and Twinkle Alngag Bautista (Sumacher, Kalinga) — represented CFP at the BPI Sinag Accelerate 2017’s final social entrepreneurial booth camp. Last 10 November 2017, they competed with other leading young entrepreneurs from across the country. Their business plan made it to …

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PEACEBUILDERS METRO MANILA IS ATTRACTING MORE PAR PRACTITIONERS

The PeaceBuilders Community in MetroManila is being enriched by the participation of a few more people who are challenged to follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Many of them are especially attracted to the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Theology and its application to the various issues in life and society that they are concerned about. …

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THE BUILDING OF THE NEW KAPEYAPAAN SHOP IS WELL UNDER WAY IN BUKIDNON

The roots of Coffee For Peace, Inc. is getting deeper among the rural poor. For this reason, we have established Kapeyapaan (Tagalog, kape=coffee + kapayapaan=peace)—a low capitalization business for rural ‘farmerpreneurs’ (from coffee farming, to coffee processing, to operating inexpensive but high quality rural coffee shops). The home of Kapeyapaan Shop, which will also be …

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