[Blueboard] 2 Day Conference Marking the 45th Anniversary of IPC

Dhea Santos esantos at ateneo.edu
Tue Aug 30 17:32:07 PHT 2005

2 Day Conference Marking the 45th Anniversary of the
Institute of Philippine Culture 

15-16 September 2005
Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 

Conceptual Cartographies:
Urban Spaces, Ethnic Hinterlands, Children's Landscapes, Political Explorations
15 September 2005

Part I. Cognitions of Space and Participatory GIS Mapping in Payatas: An Update

How do we, Filipinos, conceptualize space? How do we map our localities? How do we imagine neighborhood histories through maps? Would involving people in technical mapmaking, one that utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS), alter their views of maps and spaces? What implications would such a method hold for local planning?

The IPC is exploring these research questions through a study currently in place in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City, in collaboration with the Barangay, the Quezon City Hall, and the Institute on Church and Social Issues (ICSI). Dr. Ma. Emma Concepcion D. Liwag, Chair of the Department of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University, is the research consultant.

Part II: Launch of IPC Publications

IPC Culture and Development Series

Control and Conflict in the Uplands: Ethnic Communities, Resources, and the State in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, edited by Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. and Ma. Angelina M. Uson

The Vote of the Poor: Modernity and Tradition in People's Views of Leadership and Elections, by the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University

IPC Reports Series 

Making Philippine Cities Child Friendly: Voices of Children in Poor Communities, by Mary Racelis and Angela Desiree M. Aguirre

Agricultural Liberalization in the Philippines: Policy History and Competing Perspectives, by Leland Joseph R. de la Cruz and Marissa Maricosa A. Paderon

No conference fee is required, but registration by 12 September 2005 is appreciated. Please click on the link below to download the registration form for Day 1. Send accomplished form to ipc at admu.edu.ph. 


Global Pentecostalism and Filipino Charismatic Christianity: Social Science Perspectives
16 September 2005

The recent growth of Pentecostal churches and Charismatic movements in Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world has been phenomenal. It has made Christianity a religion of the South and truly global. In the Philippines various streams and currents have flourished. Outstanding examples are the Catholic El Shaddai movement and the Evangelical Jesus-is-Lord Church, both with a nationwide and global followership.

A growing social science literature seeks to analyze this social fact. This includes the works of David Martin on Latin America, Tongues of Fire (Blackwell, 1990), and on worldwide trends, Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish (Blackwell, 2002), and of Philip Jenkins, The Next Christendom (Oxford, 2002). These studies highlight a universal pattern in which a personal experience of God is emphasized, the Bible central, and the Holy Spirit most prominent. But marked variations emerge as the movement and its various streams get rooted in different parts of the world.

In the Philippines this phenomenon is little understood. This conference brings together social scientists who have undertaken studies in this field to discuss key research findings and explore answers to questions such as:

What are the distinctive elements of Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity in the Philippines? How are these related to modernity and societal change? What are their social, cultural, economic, and political implications? How is change at the individual level, as an expression of agency, related to the restructuring of the state, economy, and society? How can social scientists come to grips with the reconstitution of self as evinced by testimonies of personal conversion? What methods of social research are appropriate for beliefs to be studied on the terms of the believer rather than the analyst?

Among the paper presenters are:

Dr. Grace Jamon, University of the Philippines
Dr. Christl Kessler, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute
Ms. Oona Paredes, PhD cand., Arizona State University
Dr. Joseph Suico, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary
Dr. Katharine Wiegele, Northern Illinois University
The IPC will also present a paper.

Registration fee: P300 for students; P500 for all others. Fee covers lunch, snacks, and copies of the presentations. Deadline for registration is on Monday, 12 September 2005. Please click on the link below to download the registration form for Day 2. Send accomplished form to ipc at admu.edu.ph.


Conference activities begin at 8:30 A.M. at the Social Development Complex Conference Hall (AVR), Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For addtional information, you may call (632) 426-6001 loc. 4651; 426-6067, ext. 100 (Faith Arce) or 122 (Cecille Bartolome). 
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