ON GAZA AND ISRAEL: PEACE IS POSSIBLE!

Justice and peace are major aspects of the character of YHWH–the God of Israel. In the Tanak (Old Testament), YHWH implemented Divine Discipline among all nations. Blessings to those who obey God’s justice and peace. Curses to those who violated God’s justice and peace, including Israel. I believe in the statement in Genesis 12:1-3: “And I …

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JOJI AND I SHARE PAR STORIES AT EMU AND AROUND HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA

The Virginia Mennonite Missions invited us to share Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) stories from Mindanao. Our initial speaking engagement was before the student body and faculty of the Seminary at Eastern Mennonite University. The focus of our sharing was on the theological framework used by PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) in advancing a biblical peacemaking ministry …

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DANN PRESENTED MINDANAO PERSPECTIVES AT A FORUM ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) invited Dann to present some facts about human trafficking in Mindanao. With the help of our research team and some of our connections with the military, we were able to gather the following: Of the 1,000,000 college graduates annually, only 5-10% are employed in jobs consistent to their …

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WE WERE INVITED BY THE EUROPEAN MENNONITES TO SHARE THE PBCI STORY

The Mennonite European Regional Conference (MERC) invited us to share the story of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) during the evening plenary session of their 2012 General Assembly in Sumiswald, Switzerland last May 18, 2012. Around 800 people gathered together representing the various Anabaptist churches and agencies throughout Europe. A few days earlier, we attended the …

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MCC UGANDA RESPONDS TO “KONY 2012” VIDEO AND DEBATE

We support the perspective of our fellow Mennonite workers in Uganda regarding the Kony 2012 campaign.  Kony 2012 campaign is an instant global, online success. Many people who are supporting it are well-meaning and may really be seeking for justice. We’re also struggling with injustice and violence in the Philippines so it’s important to learn …

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JOJI PARTICIPATES IN MCC ASIA’S DIAKONIA 2012 CONFERENCE

On February 19-29, the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) conducted the Asia Anabaptist Diakonia Conference in Central Java, Indonesia. The participants came from Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia (Central Java and Papua), South Korea, India, China, Japan, and Nepal. Peacebuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace, Inc. (CFPI), and the Integrated Mennontie Church (IMC) represented the Philippines. Each …

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WE ARE ENRICHED BY THE LIVES OF KUBLAI AND MAAN

Kublai Millan builds Peace, shares Love, and expresses Joy through his visual arts. He is a respected sculptor in Mindanao. He is known for his giant sculptures like the 50-foot high “Kampilan” (the sword of Sultan Kudarat) which is the center piece of the municipal park in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. He also designed and built …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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