WILLARD METZGER JOINS PBCI AND CFP 2014 RETREAT IN MINDANAO

28-30 May 2014. Dr. Willard Metzger, Executive Director of Mennonite Church Canada, visited Mindanao and encouraged us during the joint spiritual retreat of the PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee For Peace. Willard was accompanied by Gordon Janzen, MCCanada Witness Facilitator for Asia. Before coming to Davao City, they spent time with our sisters and brothers at …

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MENNONITES SUPPORT CHURCH-BASED DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING PROGRAM

Pastors and Christian leaders in the Haiyan-affected areas are getting hands-on training in church-based disaster response operations. This program, which is done in partnership with Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Central Committee, the Philippine Evangelical Disaster Response Network, and the Peace and Reconciliation Commission of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches is a part of a …

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RESURRECTION REALITY AND HOPE

In the biblical worldview, the Resurrection is the preview of the final destiny of the human journey and a foretaste of the final condition of our humanity.Life is the final reality; not death. Hope is the final outlook; not despair. Good is the final value; not evil. Love is the final energy of the cosmos; …

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CHILDHOOD MEMORIES IN THE RICE FIELDS OF SANTA MARIA

This is the rice field in Santa Maria, Laguna where we used to play while the whole community joyfully plant rice in the rainy season or harvest during summer. Though my parents did not have the privilege of doing rice farming, my uncles and aunts allowed me to go with them primarily to play with …

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WE INVITE OUR CANADIAN PARTNERS TO INVEST IN MINDANAO

We are calling investors from among the Mennonite Church Canada to come and see for themselves what is happening in the economy of the Philippines, especially in Mindanao. Our country’s economy remained to be on an upward trend even after the major floods, armed-skirmishes, super-typhoons, storm surge, and earthquake we have experienced in the past …

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DATU SAWAY ON PEACE AND KINSHIP: “GOD IS PLEASED WITH US!”

For the past three years, we have witnessed the growing and deepening reaffirmation of kinship between the Bangsamoro and the Indigenous People (IP) of Mindanao.We first met local Moro and IP leaders during one of the peace conferences we attended in 2007. Prominent among the IP leaders was Datu Migketay Victorino Saway. We call him Datu …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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