In a recent article I discovered the Roman system for the patronage of art and science. Successful business people, politicians, or wealthy families would subsidize artists, thinkers, and writers to produce works of art, or to perform tasks, in exchange for protection, food, and gifts. One of these tasks was the role of the
In partnership with The Missional Business Center (MBC) CBM has begun the process of developing new training staff and launching new training events in Payatas (poor section of Quezon City, Metro Manila). In it's entirety, this training will involve over 90 people who will receive business training, which includes help with developing their business plan.
This past month we had the privilege of hosting Sharlene & Brian Craig for a week. Sharlene is the Director of Member Care/HR with CBM and her husband Brian, serves as the Director of Leadership Development with the CBOQ. During their visit we travelled to Roxas, Capiz Province to visit with one of CBM's longstanding partners
Although there is a peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and its Muslim peoples, the animosity of centuries of conflict continues to negatively impact daily relationships between Christians and Muslims. Negative stereotyping and discrimination are pervasive wherever their lives intersect, even among followers of Jesus in both camps. We’re very
Jun is a young Muslim tailor and a follower of Isa al Masih in one of the communities of faith led by Sumael. Jun and three other believers have been working long hours in a tailoring shop for unjustly low wages. As their leader, Sumael faces other challenges: supporting his family as well as
Serving in the Philippines When Emo and Kathy met in Toronto in 1983, they were both moving forward in response to God’s calling on their lives. Emo’s sense of calling grew out of his anthropological interest in Japan while he was a student at Ontario Bible College (Bachelor of Theology). Kathy, on the
Serving in the Philippines Michael and Melanie are Global Field Staff with Canadian Baptist Ministries, appointed in August 2015 to serve in the Philippines. Michael and Melanie, along with their four children, live in Roxas City, Capiz on the island of Panay. Michael and Melanie serve alongside CBM colleagues and partners in the
Serving in the Philippines Duane and Carin have been working with CBM since 2008 in the area of Sustainable Community Development. Starting out in Bolivia, Duane and Carin were catalysts for the establishment of a ministry movement to the marketplace, involving business and church leaders throughout the country. A growing and vibrant movement,