[Blueboard] "Church, State, and Civil Society" in Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro City

maricor baytion alunsina2005 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 27 12:14:59 PHT 2006

  You are warmly invited to the launching of 
  Church, State and Civil Society in Postauthoritarian Philippines: 
  Narratives of Engaged Citizenship 
  Father Antonio F. Moreno, S.J. 
  Monday, November 27, 2006, from 5.30 pm, at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City. 
  (Inquiries may be sent to Cecile Simbajon <cessimbajon at yahoo.com> at the Ateneo Peace Institute, AdZU, 062-991-0871 local 4200 or 4201.)  
  on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at 2.30 pm, at the Little Theatre, Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City. 
  (Queries to Christie Maandig, School of Arts and Sciences, Dean’s Office, Xavier University, Corrales St., Cagayan de Oro City, 08822-723-116).
  “The church has played a significant role in helping to bring down authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Philippines. Once the dictator is gone, however, does the church have a role to play in the building or rebuilding of a democratic political system? Father Moreno opens up this question with an interesting discussion on the theoretical level. He then examines two cases, the Dioceses of Malaybalay and Bacolod in the Philippines, developing a useful framework for analysis and arriving at the notion of “engaged citizenship” as the primary contribution of the church to democratization in a postauthoritarian situation.” —John J. Carroll, SJ, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, Institute on Church and Social Issues 
  “In the wake of the ‘Hello Garci’ scandal that hounded the Arroyo presidency, many Christians missed the mode of political engagement and leadership the late Cardinal Sin had exhibited in response to pressing socio-political issues. This book, while focused on the post-Marcos dictatorship period before the scandal erupted, provides enlightenment on the historical/ecclesial factors that led to shifts in the Catholic church’s role in the democratization process in the Philippines.” — Agnes M. Brazal, STD, Maryhill School of Theology
  “This book represents the gold standard for research on the role of the Roman Catholic church in Philippine society and politics. All who are interested in democratization and the Catholic church, both within and outside the Philippines, will want to read Antonio Moreno's book.”—Robert Youngblood, Arizona State University
  Antonio F. Moreno, SJ, obtained his M.Phil. Development Studies from the University of Sussex in 1999, and his Ph.D. in  Development Studies from the University of Wales Swansea in 2003. He is University Vice President for Social Development and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City, and President-elect of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City 
  Patricio N. Abinales, Series Editor 
  The book is now available at the Ateneo de Manila University Press  bookshop 02-4265984, 4266001 ext 4611, or email us at unipress at admu.edu.ph. To view the cover, please visit   www.ateneopress.org/detail_socsci.asp?ID=83. 
  (Many thanks for posting.)


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