Tag: BBL

PRAYING FOR OUR LAWMAKERS AS THEY DELIBERATE ON THE BANGSAMORO BASIC LAW

While praying for peace, I joined the civil society organizations in Davao City who gathered together to publicly support the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Here, I was responding to a couple of interview questions by a local television reporter.

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/07/11/praying-for-our-legislators-as-they-deliberate-on-the-bangsamoro-basic-law/

BEING JESUS’ WITNESSES IN THE CONTEXT OF HISTORICAL INJUSTICES — PART 3 OF 3

Justice-Based PeaceBuilding   Joji and I are constantly faced with enormous instances of social injustices. Indigenous Peoples are being pushed out of their ancestral domains by state and non-state armed forces. Local farmers are pushed deeper into poverty due to unjust trading manipulations by the rich and powerful. Government promises of autonomy and right to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2018/06/28/being-jesus-witnesses-in-the-context-of-historical-injustices-part-3-of-3/

DEALING WITH FELLOW CHRISTIAN LEADERS OPPOSING THE BBL

BBL is Bangsamoro Basic Law. It is a product of the final peace deal between the Philippine government and the the Moro Islamic Liberation Front; it seeks to address decades-old grievances by creating a new regional government with greater fiscal and political powers than the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. In the past 25 days, I …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2015/05/25/dealing-with-fellow-christian-leaders-opposing-the-bb/

WE HELPED FACILITATE AN EVANGELICAL DISCUSSION ON CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM PEACE PROCESS

06 April 2015. The Philippine Council of Evangelical Church gathered around 200 Christian leaders from all over the country to talk about the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Together with the peace negotiating panels from both the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), PCEC and PBCI spearheaded a forum dubbed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2015/04/10/we-helped-facilitate-evangelical-discussion-on-christian-muslim-peace-process/

SO HAPPY THAT THE BBL IS NOW IN THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

A few hours ago, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III submitted the Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to Congress as an urgent bill. Although we have celebrated the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) which is a politically negotiated document, BBL is a legislative and legal document that will be open to scrutiny of all — …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2014/09/10/so-happy-that-the-bbl-is-now-in-the-legislative-branch/

OUR SUPPORT FOR THE BANGSAMORO IS BASED ON A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

The positive attitude of PeaceBuilders Community towards the Bangsamoro is energized by our peace theology. While being supportive and actively praying for the success of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), our hope for the future goes beyond politically negotiated agreements and beyond legislative acts …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2014/08/20/our-support-for-the-bangsamoro-is-based-on-a-spiritual-perspective/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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