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PACRE holds 4th Annual Conference and General Assembly

The Philippine Association of Religious Educators, Inc. (PACRE) will hold its 4th Annual Conference and General Assembly on May 11, 2019 (Saturday) at the President’s Hall, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Bacolod City. The theme of the conference is “Catholic Education and Well-being.”  The said activity is a venue for all members of the association to keep abreast with the current trends, issues, and challenges in Catholic education. Likewise, it will be an opportune time to strengthen our sense of communion as a professional association of religion teachers.

Rev. Fr. Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM, Rector, St. Vincent School of Theology, Quezon City will be the keynote speaker. He is a member of the Congregation of Mission (CM) Provincial Council Philippines and currently the Dean of the Saint Vincent School of Theology and a member of the Board of Trustees in Adamson-Ozanam Educational Foundation. He is a founding member and former president of DAKATEO (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines). He is also a Formation Team member of the De Paul House in Quezon City and a guest minister in Parokya ng Ina ng Lupang Pangako in Payatas Quezon City.

The program of activities will start with the Eucharistic celebration at 8:30 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Deogracias Camon, Ph.D. as the main celebrant and homilist. The opening formalities will follow at around 9:45 A.M. with the welcoming of the participants and an opening message from Dr. Alexander Viaje, Board of Directors. Then, the keynote message will be delivered by Fr. Danny Pilario, CM around 10:00 A.M. which will be followed by an open forum.

Meanwhile, the General Assembly will be held in the afternoon with the presentation and discussion of the Accomplishment and Financial Reports of the Association for FY 2018-2019. Also, pertinent matters will be discussed during the open forum.

In addition, a book launch will be part of the afternoon activities with the launching of Fr. Camon’s book on “The Believing Filipino Catholic Youth: A Search for a New Narrative.” Published by the Philippine Association of Religious Educators, the book was earlier released last March 2019.

 

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2nd PACRE Research Conference

The Philippine Association of Catholic Religious Educators, Inc. (PACRE) is celebrating this year its 2nd Founding Anniversary (2015-2017). To fittingly celebrate this milestone, the Association will hold the 2nd Annual Research Conference on December 9, 2017 (Saturday) from 8:00 A.M. until 5:30 P.M. The theme of the conference is “Responding to the Challenges of Catholic Education through Research.”

The conference aims to help us build and strengthen the research competence and fellowship of religion teachers, research students, and teachers.

We have invited DR. ENRIQUE G. ORACION as our resource speaker.  He is currently the Dean of Graduate Programs at Silliman University. He has written 41 single-authored and 14 co-authored papers published in various journals here and abroad. As an accomplished researcher, he received the 2005 CHED Republica Awards for Social Science Research and 2016 CHED Republica Qualifier for Social Science Zonal Winner for Regions VI and VII. Dr. Oracion holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Sociology (Silliman University) and doctoral degree in Anthropology (University of San Carlos). His talk will focus on the Perspectives and Challenges in Quantitative Research.

Likewise, there will also be plenary presentations of all accepted research papers in the afternoon.

Thus, we are inviting religion teachers and research enthusiasts to take part in this conference for research enrichment and fellowship.  The registration fee per participant is Php500.00 (PACRE Member) and Php700.00 (Non-Member) inclusive of lunch, 2 snacks, and a certificate.

You can pay the registration in cash (on site) or through bank: BANK NAME: China Bank Bacolod-Libertad Branch/ACCOUNT NAME: Philippine Association of Catholic Religious Educators (PACRE), Inc./ ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1377-00-00157-7

Seats are limited. Please confirm your attendance on or before December 2, 2017 by email (dennis_madrigal@yahoo.com) 0r through call or text at this number: 09399665534

 

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Dr. Jayeel Cornelio talks about “Young People and Being Catholic in the Philippines”

DR. JAYEEL S. CORNELIO will be the invited speaker at PACRE’s Midyear Conference on September 30, 2017 (Saturday) from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the President’s Hall of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos.

He will talk about the theme of the conference: “Young People and Being Catholic in the Philippines: Perspectives on Current Trends in Religious Education.”  The conference aims to enrich the content and pedagogy of religion/values education teachers and strengthen their fellowship.

The speaker is Associate Professor and the Director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University.  He is one of the editors of the journal Social Sciences and Missions (Brill) and treasurer of the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS).

He has held visiting posts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lancaster University, and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.  In 2017 he was at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in Romania on an Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility grant.  He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany from 2012-2014.

The broad theme of his work is religion and social change.  He is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion, published by Routledge in 2016.  He also served as guest editor of the special issue of Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints on Filipino Catholicism and of the Asian Journal of Social Science on Religious Philanthropy in Asia.  His scholarly writings have appeared in various leading journals such as Religion, State and Society, the Review of Faith and International Affairs, the European Journal of East Asian Studies, and Journal of Communication.

For his work on popular religion, he received the Virginia A. Miralao Excellence in Research Award from the Philippine Social Science Council in 2015.  In 2017 the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST, PHL) has named him one of the eight Outstanding Young Scientists of the country.

He is a regular contributor to Rappler, obtained the MSocSci in Applied Sociology and the PhD in Sociology from the National University of Singapore as a recipient of the Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals and a competitive doctoral grant from the Asia Research Institute. He also received the Lee Foundation Prize for graduating top of his class.

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2017 Midyear Conference

The Philippine Association of Catholic Religious Educators, Inc. (PACRE) is celebrating this year its 2nd Founding Anniversary (2015-2017). To fittingly celebrate this milestone, the Association will hold a Midyear Conference on September 30, 2017 (Saturday) from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the President’s Hall of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos. The theme of the conference is “Young People and Being Catholic in the Philippines: Perspectives on Current Trends in Religious Education.”  As integral part of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program of the Association, the conference aims to enrich the content and pedagogy of religion/values education teachers and strengthen their fellowship.

We have invited DR. JAYEEL S. CORNELIO as our resource speaker of the conference. He is the director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University and treasurer of the Philippine Sociological Society. Dr. Cornelio has held visiting posts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lancaster University, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, and Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania). He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Dr. Cornelio is the author of Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines: Young People Reinterpreting Religion (Routledge 2016). Recently, the National Academy of Science and Technology has named him the 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist in the field of Sociology.

In this regard, I am inviting all religion teachers to take part in this conference for professional enrichment and fellowship. As educators of Catholic schools, we need to permeate the Catholic faith in our educational goals and activities. Accordingly, we need to understand how our students view and practice their being Filipino Catholics so that we can effectively evangelize and transform them as agents of social transformation.

The registration fee per participant is Php500.00 (PACRE Member) and Php700.00 (Non-Member) inclusive of lunch, 2 snacks, and a certificate. The registration fee will be paid in the venue.

Since we can only accommodate a limited number of participants, please secure a seat/s in the conference by accomplishing the Pre-Registration Form (see attached page) on or before September 23, 2017. Submit the form to Dr. Madrigal at UNO-R Religious Education Department or email it to dennis_madrigal@yahoo.com. For further inquiries, you may call or text at this number: 09399665534.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you and your teachers at the conference.