PLEASE HELP TYPHOON WASHI VICTIMS IN MINDANAO

On December 16, 2011 at around 6:00 in the afternoon, Typhoon Washi was felt in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan City, and some parts of Bukidnon. At 2:00 AM the following day, the water levels in all rivers connecting Bukidnon, Cagayan and Iligan have risen up to unusually high level. A flashflood came and swept almost …

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MENNONITE CHURCH CANADA EXECUTIVE VISITS BANGSAMORO COMMUNITY

Tim Froese (Executivel Secretary, Christian Witness, Mennonite Church Canada) visited the Philippines during the time when some politicians and a few media personalities from Manila were shouting for an all-out-war against the Bangsamoro, the Muslims in Mindanao. The socio-political atmosphere was so tense. In Tuesday, October 18, 2011 an armed skirmish between some elements of …

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WE’VE FACILITATED BASIC TRAINING OF PAR COMMISSION OFFICERS IN REGION 10

Bishop Efraim Tendero, National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), and Bishop Genesis Udang of PCEC PAR Commission in Mindanao officially installed 18 key leaders from Region 10 who successfully completed the three-month Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Seminar Series. These monthly seminar sessions were held in three different cities: ::  August 04-05, 2011 …

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WE SIGNED A MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING WITH UNIFRUTTI GROUP AND HINELEBAN FOUNDATION

In joyful response to God’s initiative and provision, PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) have agreed to work together in a joint ministry with the Unifrutti Group of Companies (UGC), along with their foundations — Unifrutti Foundation Inc. and Hineleban Foundation Inc. (HFI)– to advance Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) initiatives in the Province of Bukidnon. …

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WE COMMISSIONED PBCI PAR CONSULTANTS TO BUKIDNON PROVINCE

PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. commissioned four of our staff members to be the training consultants of the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community Organizing and Fair Trade Coffee Farming in Bukidnon Province. Joji and I, along with my mentor, Dr. Miriam Adeney (Professor of World Christian Studies, Seattle Pacific University), led in prayers and biblical reflections during …

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WE REMAIN POSITIVE ABOUT GPH-MILF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

The PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI)—a fellowship of Conflict Transformation specialists who are dreaming and working for a just, radical, and active non-violent transformation of our land—is confident that the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will continue towards the path of peace and reconciliation between …

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PHILIPPINE EVANGELICALS LAUD AQUINO-MURAD MEETING

It’€™s the first time that a Philippine president meets with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair since the negotiations commenced 14 years ago. Both discussed possible approaches in moving the peace process forward. Accompanying the President in the informal meeting were Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, National …

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KILOS: A NATIONAL CONVERGENCE OF PEACE NETWORKS IS FORMED

PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) is one of the representatives of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) in the formation of a national convergence of all the peace focal networks in the Philippines. It is called Kilos Kapayapaan at Katarungan (Movement for Peace and Justice). We simply refer to it as Kilos. The formation of Kilos happened last July 27-28, 2011 …

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PCEC JOINS ECUMENICAL LEADERS’ PEACE SUMMIT

Senior leaders of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) actively participated in the Ecumenical Church Leaders Summit, held last July 19-21, 2011 at the Mary Ridge Spiritual Center in Tagaytay City. The Summit was convened to talk about the role of the Church in the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) …

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CBAP AND CJOL EMBRACE EACH OTHER AS ONE BODY OF CHRIST

PAR is Peace and Reconciliation. A very significant PAR meeting happened before my eyes yesterday afternoon. But it was not planned by human beings. I believe it was a Divine Appointment. We were driving from Clark, Pampanga to Manila at around 2:00 PM, informally reflecting on our individual experiences at the recently-concluded 29th National Assembly …

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