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The “Faith on the Move” Book on Migration Theology Debuts on Feb. 11th at Loyola Theology School PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 08 February 2009 11:22

T he “Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia” will be presented in a discussion on migration Wednesday, February 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Loyola School of Theology, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The event is sponsored by the LST, the Scalabrini Migration Center and the CBCP-Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.

The “Faith on the Move” is a pioneering anthology under the Theology-and-Religious Studies series of the Ateneo Press. Fabio Baggio and Agnes Brazal edited it. The contributors, scholar-theologians from various lay and religious groups or academic institutions are Lou Aldrich, SJ, Victorino Cueto, CSsR, Emmanuel S. de Guzman, James Kroeger, MM, Anselm Min, William LaRousse, MM, Felipe Muncada, SVD, Anthony Rogers, FSC, and Giovanni Zevola, OMI.

T he event features a  presentation on international migration to be given by Dr. Maruja Asis of the Scalabrini Migration Center, and an introduction of the Migration Theology program of the Loyola School of Theology by its president Mario Francisco, SJ. The open forum after the remarks of the authors will be moderated by Edwin Corros, CS.

The book has been cited by Prof. Peter Phan of Georgetown University as the "first work on migration in Asia that deftly blends sociology, anthropology, philosophy, theology and spirituality to show that migration, now a universal phenomenon, thanks in part to globalization, must be a constant concern of the Church's mission since it is part of the Church's catholicity and a demand for justice."

Bishop Chito Tagle of Cavite adds that the book "will disturb our consciences . . . in order to reawaken a faith that can move mountains, the same faith that impels and sustains migrants in their pilgrimage."

The contents of “Faith on the Move” may be viewed on the Ateneo Press website, www.ateneopress.org. Copies of the book may be ordered from good bookstores nationwide or purchased online, through unipress@admu.edu.ph or www.ateneopress.org. # # #

 

Written by:
Mary Anne Suyom-San Agustin
Ateneo de Manila University Press
Bellarmine Hall, ADMU Campus
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 426-6001 loc. 4610
E-mail:  msanagustin@ateneo.edu

Website: http://www.ateneopress.org

 

 



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