MY REACTION TO PRESIDENT AQUINO’S SONA

The 2014 State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III is very emotionally appealing. Many statements are true. Some numbers look good. Well-prepared video anecdotes of his featured accomplishments. Compared to the past administrations between the dark era of the Marcos dictatorship, through Arroyo’s arrest for plunder charges, his is relatively …

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A PRAYER FOR ISRAEL, BASED ON THEIR BIBLICAL HISTORY

I’m saddened by the deaths happening in this conflict in Gaza. Here’s a report by The Guardian: Israel killed more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than in any other year since the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, a UN report has said. Israel’s activities in the Gaza Strip, West Bank …

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INCLUSIVE GROWTH IS THE KEY ASPECT OF OUR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION ADVOCACY

As we are getting deeply immersed in divided communities because of unresolved conflicts, the more we are becoming aware of the need for inclusive economic development as a critical aspect of our peace and reconciliation ministry. Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) is the heart of our ministry. Our concept of peace — from the Hebrew term …

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CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY INVITES PBCI TO HELP IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

(A field report by Salome Haldemann) These last weeks we have kept bumping into Central Mindanao University (CMU). Our Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Team in Bukidnon has been working with them for a while now, and helped them build a good relationship with the Talaandig people. PBCI Davao met Dr. Maria Luisa R. Soliven (CMU …

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JUST WARS? NOT TRUE.

Billions of dollars are being spent as part of the war against just-peace so you’ll believe the systemic brainwashing campaign of the warmongers. They will continue to use war-theologies, war-ideologies, war-politics, war-economics, and war-culture to perpetuate their war-construct of reality. The revolution starts with our mindset: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be …

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EVALUATING OUR CHRISTIAN MISSION WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST

We are expanding our missionary presence as Witness Workers of Mennonite Church Canada. PeaceBuilders Community is now operating from the northernmost to the southernmost parts of the Philippines.  We praise God for the trust of many communities who have invited us to journey with them as they seek justice and peace in their historical context. …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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