The Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) and the John J. Carroll Institute for Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI)
are pleased to invite you to WHAT ARE THE BISHOPS THINKING?
a Research Dissemination Forum on the IPC-JJCICSI study on Filipino Catholic Bishops —what social issues are most important to them, where they get information, where they don’t get information, and what they think the Catholic Church should do about marriages in crisis and homosexual unions with presentations by
Marita Concepcion Castro Guevara
Director, Institute of Philippine Culture, School of Social Sciences (SOSS)Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Humanities (SOH)Ateneo de Manila University
Anna Marie A. Karaos
Associate Director and Research Associate, Urban Poverty and Governance Program John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social IssuesProfessorial Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SOSS, Ateneo de Manila University
Eleanor R. Dionisio
Associate Director and Research Associate, Church and Society Program John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
and moderated by
Gemma Rita R. Marin
Executive Director and Research Associate, Rural Development Program John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
Monday, 26 October 2015
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Soc Sci Conference Rooms 3 and 42/F, Social Sciences Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
This forum presents the salient findings of the research titled “Knowledge Needs, Acquisition, and Use among the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines” jointly conducted by the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) and the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI). During face-to-face interviews with them within the period March 2014 to March 2015, 62 active Catholic bishops of the Philippines shared their insights and opinions on: the social issues that are most important to them; their information needs on social issues; the sources of information they privilege and those they do not; their personal views on issues tackled in the 2014 Synod of Bishops on the Family, such as marriages in crisis and homosexual unions; their personal views on the the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 or the “RH Law” (Republic Act No. 10354) and on the Anti [LGBT]-Discrimination Bill (House Bill 110); and their personal views on statements of Pope Francis.
This forum will be held a day after the conclusion of the October 4-25, 2015 Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops with the theme “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World.” It will be the IPC’s and the JJCICSI’s joint contribution to the discussion on family issues raised during the 2015 Vatican Synod on the Family.
*For inquiries or confirmation of your attendance, please contact EITHER:
The Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) at (+63 2) 426-6001 ext. 4651 loc. 213, or (+63 2) 426 6067 loc. 213; or email Shyl Sales at email@example.com; OR
The John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI) at (+63 2) 426-6001 ext. 4666; or email Marien Torres firstname.lastname@example.org.