Agnes Brazal

Asian theology, migration theology, feminist theology, intercultural theology

Brief Profile

 

Agnes M. Brazal is associate professor of theology at the De la Salle University Manila, Philippines. She was also past President and founding member of the DaKaTeo (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines) and one of the first coordinators and "mothers" of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia (association of Catholic women theologians in Asia). She has been a planning committee member of the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church since 2007, editorial board member of the journals Theological Studies, Asian Christian Review and Budhi, and international advisory board member of Louvain Studies. She obtained her STL/MA and STD/PhD in Theology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Among her various publications are her co-authored book on  Intercultural Church: Bridge of Solidarity in the Migration Context (CA: Borderless Press, 2015) and co-edited books Feminist Cyberethics in Asia: Religious Discourses on Human Connectivity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010), Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia (AdMU, 2008) and Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Reflections of Women in Asia (AdMU, 2007).    She has published articles in Theological Studies, Concilium, Questions Liturgiques, Asian Christian Review, Asian Horizons, Hapag, and others.

Her awards include the 2003 MWI (Institute of Missiology, Missio, Aachen) prize for the international academic essay contest on Contextual Theology and Philosophy on the theme “Religious Identity and Migration” and the book Body and Sexuality was a finalist in the 2007 National Book Award granted by the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board.  

Research Interests: feminist, migration, postcolonial-intercultural, Filipino-Asian, cyber theologies/ethics

Email address: agnesmbrazal@gmail.com

 Pdf of eleven articles available at http://svst.academia.edu/AgnesBrazal

Telephone no.: (632) 6825249


Publications

 

 BOOKS

 "in press"  (co-editor with Stephen Bullivant, Eric Marcelo Genilo and

       Daniel Franklin Pilario). Theology and Power. Paulist Press.

 "in press" (co-editor with Virginia Fabella) Roots and Routes: Catholic

       Feminism in the Philippines. Quezon City: Claretian Publications. 

 2016 (co-editor with Eric Marcelo Genilo, sj and Daniel Franklin Pilario,

         cm) The Second Plenary Council of the Philippines, Quo Vadis? Quezon      

         City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.  

  2015 (co-editor with Susanna Snyder and Joshua Ralshton)  

         Church in an Age of  Global Migration: A Moving Body. NY: Palgrave 

         Macmillan.   

2015  (co-author with Emmanuel S. de Guzman) Intercultural 

         Church: Bridge of Solidarity in the Migration Context. CA: Borderless Press,  

         2015.

2014 Editor (with Kochurani Abraham) Feminist Cyberethics in Asia: Religious

Discourses on Human Connectivity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.     

2010 Editor (with Eric Genilo, sj, Aloysius Cartagenas and James

          Keenan, sj). Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts (Quezon

         City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010. (Distributed in the USA

         by the University of Hawaii Press)

2009/2012 Author. Growing Up as Christians in God’s Family Series (Grades 1-6 

          Textbooks); 1st and 2nd edition.  Trinitas Publishing, Bulacan.

2008 Editor (with Fabio Baggio. cs). Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. (Distributed in the USA by University of Hawai'i Press.)

 2007 Editor (with Andrea Lizares Si). Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in Asia. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.

EDITED JOURNALS (SPECIAL ISSUE)

2011   (with Kiyoshi Seko) Catholic Moral Theology in a Pluralistic World, Asian Christian Review  5, no. 1 (2011).

2010  (with Peter Phan and Kiyoshi Seko) Theologies of Migration. Asian Christian Review 4, no. 2 (2010).

2007  (with Daniel Franklin Pilario) Interdisciplinarity in Theology. Hapag: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research 4, nos. 1-2 (2007).

ARTICLES IN ANTHOLOGIES AND JOURNALS

"in press" "Praxis in Doing Practical/Moral Contextual Theologies: Intersecting Concerns." In Catholic Approaches to Practical Theology: International and Interdisciplinary Perspective, ed. Annemie Dillen. Leuven: Peeters.

2016  "Between Faith and Politics: What Happened to the Mediating Structures?" In The Second Plenary Council of the Philippines, Quo Vadis?, ed. E.M. Genilo, D.F. Pilario and A. Brazal. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.

2016     "Seeing Beyond the Religious and Social Divide: The Intercultural Church in the Migrant Context." In Where we Dwell in Common: The Quest for Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Gerard Mannion, 125-44. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

2015 "Maternal Migration and Paternal Responsibility in the Philippines," in Catholic Women Speak: Bringing our Gifts to the Table, ed. Catholic Women Speak Network (Paulist Press, 2015) 

 2015   (with Randy Odchigue)  "Cyber-Church and Filipin@ 

            Migrants in the Middle East." In  Church in an Age of  Global Migration:  

            A Moving Body. NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 

 2015  (with Emmanuel S. de Guzman). “Intercultural Church: A Challenge in the Asian Migrant Context.” In Migration and Church in World Christianity. Edited by Peter Phan and Elaine Padilla. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2015    (with Andrea Vicini,sj) "Longing for Transcendence: Cyborgs, Trans- and Posthumans." Theological Studies 76, no. 1 (March 2015).

 2014    “Power-Beauty and Prophetic Resistance: A Postcolonial Approach,” in Witnessing: Prophecy, Politics, and Wisdom, ed. Maria Clara Bingemer and Peter Casarella (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014), 60-72.

2014    "Feminism in Africa and the World Church," East Asian Pastoral Review               54, no. 1 (2014).

2014  “Pacem in Terris in a Digital Age,” Australian Australian e-journal of                         Theology 21, no. 1 (April 2014) 1–14.

2014      "A Cyborg Spirituality and its Theo-Anthropological Foundation." In Feminist Cyberethics in Asia: Religious Discourses on Human Connectivity. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.   

 2014    "Power-Beauty Feminism and Postcolonial Leadership." In Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, 72-84. Ed. Linda Hogan and A. Orobator. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.  

 2011    "Metaphorical Ecclesiology: Faith-based Responses to

             Sex Trafficking." Concilium (2011).  Ed. Lisa Cahill and Elaine

             Wainwright.

2011    "Cooking/Stitching Cultures: Interculturality as a Christian  Feminist              Peace Praxis," in Practicing Peace: Feminist Theology of Liberation,        Asian Perspectives, ed. Judette Gallares, RC and Astrid Lobo-            Gajiwala (Quezon City: Claretian Publications), 57-80.

2011     "De zondvloed in Manilla," Streven (June, 2011): 529-31.  

2010      "East Asian Discourses on Harmony: A Mediation for Catholic Social

             Teaching." In Catholic Social Teaching in Global Perspective, 118-46. Edited 

              by Dan McDonald. Maryknoll: Orbis.

2010     "Redeeming the Vernacular: Doing Postcolonial-Intercultural Theological

               Ethics." Asian Horizons 4, no. 1 (June 2010): 50-66.

2010  "A 'Models' Approach: Teaching Fundamental Moral Theology in an Intercultural World," in Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts, 69-87. Edited by Agnes Brazal, Aloysius Cartagenas, Eric Genilo and James Keenan (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010).

2010   "Gender and Migration: Theological Challenges." Exodus Series 13: A

            Resource Guide for the Migrant Ministry in Asia . Quezon City: Scalabrini 

           Migration Center.

2009     "Harnessing Cultural Resources Toward Solidarity." MST Review 11, no.

            1 (2009): 31-59.

 2009   "Can the Real Paul Stand Up? Paul and Women's Leadership in the Church." MST Review 10, no. 1 (2008): 38-60.

 2009 “Information, Sex Education and Church Intervention in Public Policy in the Philippines” In Calling for Justice throughout the World:  Catholic Women Theologians Considering the Moral Ramifications of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Edited by Mary Jo Iozzio, Elsie Miranda and Mary Roche. New York: Continuum, 2008.

2008  Die Interkulturelle Kirche als Brücke der Solidarität im Migrationskontext,” in Für ein Leben in Fülle: Visionen einer missionarischen Kirche Für Hermann Schalück, 66-75. Herausgegeben  von Richard Brosse und Katja Heidemanns. Freiburg: Herder, 2008.

2008 "Cultural Rights of Migrants: A Philosophico-Theological Exploration." Asian Christian Review 1, no. 3 (2008): 31-50; also in Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila Universsity Press, 2007. 

2007     “Globalization and Catholic Theological Ethics: A Southeast Asian Perspective.” In Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church:  The Plenary Papers from the First Cross-cultural Conference on Catholic Theological Ethics, 74-81.  Edited by James Keenan. New York: Continuum, 2007.   

 2007     (co-author with Daniel Franklin Pilario, cm) “Disciplines, Interdisciplinarity and Theology.” In Interdisciplinarity in Theology, Hapag 4, nos. 1-2: 5-25.  

2007     (co-author with Ma. Anicia Co, rvm). “Fusion of Horizons:  Women Naming and Celebrating their God-Experience.” In Discipleship of Asian Women at the Service of Life, 199-221.  Edited by  Virginia Saldanha. Bangalore, India: Claretian Publications, 2007.

2007     “Interculturality – A Challenge in the Postmodern World.” In Asian Consultation on Harmony through Reconciliation/FEISA VII: 40th Anniversary of the Pastoral Constitution on Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes), 167-74. January 16-21, 2006. Edited by Bro. Anthony Rogers, fsc.

 2006     “Interculturality – A Challenge in the Postmodern World.” Info on Human Development 32, nos. 4-6 (April-June 2006): 28-30.   

2006     “Interculturality in the Migration Context: Missiological Reflections vis-à-vis P. Bourdieu.” Utopia hat einen Ort: Beiträge für eine interkulturelle, 125-134. Edited by Elisabeth Steffens and Annette Meuthrath. Welt aus vier Kontinenten. London: Frankfurt am Main, 2006.

2006    “Interculturality in the Migration Context: Missiological Reflections vis-à-vis Pierre Bourdieu.” MST Review: A Journal of Theological and Cultural Studies.

2005     “Mission and Power.” In The Mission to Proclaim and to Celebrate Christian Existence, 20-35. Edited by Peter de Mey, Jacques Haers and Jozef Lamberts. Peeters: Leuven. 

2005     “Entkriminalisierung der Prostitution auf den Philippinen – eine chrisliche Antworf auf die Tragik? In Das Schweigen brechen: Asiatische Theologinnen ringen um die befreiende Dimension des Glaubens, 28-47. Edited by Hyondok Choe and Annette Meuthrath. Freiburg, Basel, Wien: Herder, 2005. 

2005     “Ne pas ‘perde la face’, tendre vers une harmonie sociale.”  Mission de l’Eglise  148 (April 2005).

 2005      “Migration and the Transformation of Ethnic and Religious Identities:  The Mindanao-Sulu Experience.” In Migration and Interculturality:  Theological and Philosophical Challenges. 121-132.  Edited by Raúl Fornet-Betancourt. Aachen: Missionswissenschaftliches Institut Missio e.V.            

 2005      “Decriminalizing Prostitution in the Philippines: A Christian Response to the Tragic?” Hapag 2, no. 2 (2005): 229-248.    

2004     “Beyond the Religious and Social Divide: The Emerging  Mindanawon Identity.” Chakana: Intercultural Forum of Theology and Philosophy 2 (2004) 3: 7-26. (Winning essay in the 2003 MWI - Institute of Missiology, Missio, Aachen - international academic essay contest for Contextual Theology and Philosophy.) 

2004      “Missie en macht.” Wereld and Zending: Tijdschrift voor interculturele theologie 1(2004): 38-51.

2004     “Decriminalizing Prostitution in the Philippines: A Christian Response to the Tragic?” In Breaking the Silence:  Ecclesia of Women in  Asia:  Gathering the Voices of the Silenced, 3-21. Edited by Evelyn Monteiro and Antoinette Gutzler. Delhi:  ISPCK.      

2004     "Reinventing Pakikipagkapwa: Initial Explorations toward a Filipino Ecofeminist Response to 'Difference.'" In Pluralism and Fundamentalism in the Church, 50-70.  Edited by Dennis Gonzalez. Manila: Dakateo, 2004. 

 2004      “Fundamentalism and Filipino Religiosity.” In Lecture Series 3: Spirituality, 11-33. Quezon City: Center for Spirituality-Manila. 

 2003       “Use of Mediations in Liberation Theologies: A Philippine Perspective” In The Use of Mediations in Theology:  George De Schrijver’s Wager and the Theologies of Liberation,65-82. Edited by E. Guzman, J. Haers, L.F. Lesigues and D.F. Pilario. Leuven:  Peeters, 2003. 

 2003      (co-author: Sr. Ma. Anicia Co). “Fusion of Horizons:  Women Naming and Celebrating their God-Experience.”  MST Review (2003): 163-188.

 2000     “Patriarchal Relations: Reinforced or Undermined?  Globalization and the Employment of Women’s Labor.” MST Review 4 n.1 (2000): 17-29.

 1999     “Feminist Ideology Criticisms, the Bible and the Community.” MST Review 2 n.2 (1999): 97-117.

 1999    “A Response to Feminist Theology in Conversation.” Himig Ugnayan 1 n.2 (1999): 44-51.

 1998  “Exploring Some Epistemological Implications of the Shift in Third World Theologies of Liberation.” In Liberation Theologies on Shifting Grounds:  A Clash of Socio-Economic and Cultural Paradigms, 273-286.  Edited by Georges De Schrijver. Leuven: Leuven University, 1998.

 1997  "Inculturation:  An Interpretative Model for Feminist Revisions of Liturgical Praxis?" MST Review 2 (1997):  21-33.

 1996    "Inculturation:  An Interpretative Model for Feminist Revisions of Liturgical Praxis?" Questions Liturgiques 1/2 (1996): 124-134.

 1996     “Inculturatie; een interpretatiemodel voor een feministische herziening van de liturgische praktijk?’ In  Liturgie en inculturatie. Verslagboek van het twaalfde liturgiecolloquium van het Liturgisch Institut van de K.U. Leuven – Oktober 1995, 181-193.  Edited by J. Lamberts. Leuven: Acco, 1996.

 1996   “Exploring Some Epistemological Implications of the Shift in Third World Theologies of Liberation.” Inter-Sectiones 4 (1996): 13-23.

 1995   6th Conference of the European Society of Women in Theological Research, August 1995. Inter-Sectiones no. 4 (1995): 28-30.

 1995     "John Paul II on Labour and Culture:  An Assessment in the Light of Hegel and    Marx,"  Inter-Sectiones n° 1 (1995): 11-29.

BOOK REVIEW

 2012   Harvesting from the Asian Soil: Towards an Asian Theology, ed. Vimal Tirimanna, cssr. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2011, 289 pp. Asian Christian Review (2012). 

2010   Growth and Decline: Essays on Philippine Church History. John N. Schumacher, SJ. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2009, 291 pp. Asian Christian Review 4, no. 1 (2010): 98-100. 

 

 

Other Biographic Details

 AWARDS 

2014       Society of Christian Ethics Global Scholar  

2012   Senior Research Fellow. Center for Intercultural Theology, DePaul              University, Chicago. 

2008 Finalist, National Book Award for  Theology and Religion (given by theManila Critics  Circle in cooperation with the National Book Development Board), Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in Asia

2006 Visiting Fellow, Katholiek Universiteit Leuven  (KUL)  

2003 Winner of MWI (Institute of Missiology, Missio, Aachen)  international academic essay contest on Contextual Theology and Philosophy on the Theme "Religious Identity and Migration."

1996-98 Recipient of Ondeerzoeksraad Scholarship Award (KUL)

1992-96 Recipient of KUL University Scholarship Award 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

President, DaKaTeo (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines) 2009-2011; Trustee, 2004-2011

Coordinator, Ecclesia of Women in Asia, 2004; Consultant 2005-2009; co-editor 2005-2007, 2011-2013, Joint Tresurer, 2012-present.

Planning Committee, Catholic Theological Ethics in a World Church, 2007-present 

National Convenor, Kaalagad (justice and peace movement)

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Associate professor, De la Salle University Manila, Philippines

Full-time faculty member, Graduate Program Coordinator and Director of Office for Research and Publications, St. Vincent School of Theology, 2012 to2015

Full-time faculty, Maryhill School of Theology, 1998-April 2012

Part-time faculty, Loyola School of Theology, 2010-2012; St. Vincent School of Theology, 2009-present; St, Andrew's Theological School (episcopalian); St. Louis University; Institute of Formation in Religious Studies; Inter-Congregational Theological Center; Mother of Good Angels Seminary.

Theology Series editor, Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2007-present

Editorial Board member, Asian Christian Review, 2007-present

Editorial Board member, Budhi journal, 2012

Staff Formator (part-time), Center for Community Services, Ateneo de Manila University, 1991-92

 Coordinator, Diocesan BEC Program, Catarman Diocese, 1986-89

Campus Minister, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, under Archdiocese of Manila, 1985-86 

Community organizer-researcher, Center for Community Services, Ateneo de Manila University, 1981-83 

 

 

SPECIAL CITATIONS

 2003  Asian Christian Theologies: A Resource Guide to Authors, Movements, Sources. Vol. 2 Southeast Asia, 448-49.  Ed. John C. England, Jose Kuttanimattathil, sdb, John Manford Piror, svd, Lily A. Quintos, rc, David suh Kawang sun, Janice Wickeri. ISPCK/Claretian/Orbis, 2003.

1995     Interview. "Vasten Geeft de Woede een Nieuw Perspectief" Wereldwijd  

             252(Maart 1995) 46-48.

 

SELECTED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS IN NATIONAL/ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (as plenary speaker, unless otherwise indicated)

2015    Forthcoming. Keynote Speaker. “Is dialogue about the proclamation of truth? Cross-fertilizing Nostra Aetate with Ad Gentes.Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, October 26-29, 2015.

2015    Public Lecture Respondent. Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Asian Regional Conference, Bangalore, India, July 20, 2015.

2015    Keynote Speaker. “Resilience: Virtue in the ‘Unexpected Wilderness.” Annual College Theology Society Conference. Portland, USA, May 28-31, 2015.

2015   Parallel Plenary Panel. “Mary as Type and Model of Church in Lumen Gentium (Asia)" Ecclesiological Investigations Network International Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC, May 21-24, 2015.

2015  Plenary Panel. “Religious and Cultural Beliefs related to Disaster Risk Reduction: The Case of the Supertyphoon Haiyan.” World Catholicism Week, DePaul University, Chicago, USA, April 11, 2015.

2014    Plenary Speaker. “Online Interfaith Dialogue, Peacebuilding, and the Kusogmindanaw Yahoo Group.” St. Vincent School of Theology - Adamson University - DePaul University Intercontinental Conversation, Manila, Philippines, December 13, 2014.

2014    Concurrent Plenary Speaker. "Solidarity in the (Cyber-) Body of Christ. Society of Christian Ethics Conference, Seattle, USA, January 10, 2014. 

2014    West Coast, US Lecture Series. "Solidarity in the (Cyber-) Body of              Christ."Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture series, Seattle University, January 13,      2014, Seattle Washington; first annual Sr. Mary Garvin, SJNM lecture,      Gonzaga University, January 15, 2014, Spokane, Washington; lecture at      Jesuit School of Theology in collaboration with Graduate Theological                      Union, January 16, 2014, Berkeley, California.  

2013    "Cyberspace and New Evangelization." First National Conference of         Catholic Cultural Centers in the Philippines.Episcopal Commission on           Culture, September 2014.  

2013    Keynote Speaker. "Pacem in Terris in a Digital Age." Australian Catholic     Theological Association Annual Conference. July 4, 2013, Sydney, Australia. 

2013        "Postcolonial-Intercultural Theological Ethics: Agenda for the Future." European Regional Conference. Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. June 29, 2013, Berlin, Germany. 

2012      "Feminism in Africa and the World Church." Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Regional Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 2012. 

2012  “Seeing Beyond Religious and Social Divides: Intercultural Church.” Conference of Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network, April 17-20, Assisi, Italy.

2011    “The BECs in the Late Modern World: Church as Bridge of Solidarity.” Asian Continental BEC Conference, September, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan.

2011    “Spirited Cyborgs.” (also skyped in collaboration with the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church in 5 universities in the US – Boston College, Fordham University, Loyola University-Chicago, Santa Clara University, Barry University) 5th Conference of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia, November 5-9, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2011   “Sexuality from a Postcolonial-Intercultural Feminist Perspective.” Conference of Catholic Feminist Theologians in the Philippines, May27-29, Quezon City, Philippines.

2011    “Between Faith and Politics: What Happened to the Mediating Structures?” 20th year Anniversary of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines, St. Vincent School of Theology, January 13-15, Adamson University, Manila.

2009    “Cooking/Stitching Cultures: Interculturality as a Christian Feminist Peace Praxis.” 4th Conference of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia, November, Hua-hin, Thailand.

2009  "Harnessing Cultural Resources Toward Solidarity." MST Mission Lecture Series, May, Quezon City, Philippines.

2008  "Can the Real Paul Stand Up? Paul and Women's Leadership in the Church." Mission Lecture Series, May, 2008, Maryhill School of Theology, Quezon City.

2008    “Where were You my Guardian Angel?: A Cartography of Theological Reflections on Sexual Violence Against Women.” DaKaTeo Conference, October, 2008, Tagaytay, Philippines.

2008   "A 'Models' Approach: Teaching Fundamental Moral Theology in an Intercultural World." Conference of Moral Theologians in East Asia, August, 2008, Loyola School of Theology, Quezon City.

2007   “Peoples of God on the Move: Hopes from Sending Countries” (Keynote speech)  and “Toward an Intercultural Church: Pastoral Implications in the Migration Context.” 3rd Omnes Gentes conference, October 18-20, Leuven, Belgium.

2006  “Globalization and Catholic Theological Ethics: A Southeast Asian Perspective.” First Cross-cultural Conference of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, July, 2006, Padua, Italy.

2006   “Cultural Rights and Migrants: A Philosophico-Theological Exploration.” East Asian Theological Conference on Migration, MST- Scalabrini Migration Center - Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, July, 2006, Quezon City, Philippines.

2006 “Interculturality – A Challenge in the Postmodern World.” Office for Human Development, FABC,  January 16-21, 2006, Pattaya, Thailand.

2003    “Mission and Power.” 1st Omnes Gentes Conference, October 16-18, KU Leuven, Belgium.

2001    (co-author with Ma. Anicia Co, RVM). “Fusion of Horizons: Women Naming and Celebrating their God-Experience.” Bishops’ Institute of Lay Apostolate III on Women, October 15-21, Hua-hin, Thailand.

2003  “Beyond the Religious and Social Divide: The Emerging Mindanawon Identity.” and “Migration and the Transformation of Ethnic and Religious Identities: The Mindanao-Sulu Experience.” November 24-28, Missio, Aachen, Germany.

2002  “Use of Mediations in Liberation Theologies: A Philippine Perspective” Feestschrift symposium for Georges de Schrijver, March,  KULeuven, Belgium.

2002  “Descriminalizing Prostitution in the Philippines: A Christian Response to the Tragic?” (workshop paper) 1st Ecclesia of Women in Asia conference, Bangkok, Thailand.

2002    “Reinventing Pakikipagkapwa: An Exploration of Its Potential for Promoting Respect for Plurality and Difference.” 1st Conference of DaKaTeo-Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines, October 25-26, De la Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

2003  “Fundamentalism and Filipino Religiosity.” Center for Spirituality-Manila Lecture Series 3: Spirituality, Quezon City.

1999 “Patriarchal Relations: Reinforced or Undermined? Globalization and Employment of Women’s Labor.” (interest group paper), November, American Academy of Religion, Boston, US.

1999 “A Response to Feminist Theology in Conversation.” Institute for Formation in Religious Studies, Quezon City, Philippines.

1995 “Inculturation: An Interpretative Model for Feminist Revisions of Liturgical Praxis?” 12th Liturgical Colloquium, October, 1995, KULeuven, Belgium.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 

1994-1998  PhD/STD in Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Lueven, Belgium

1992-1994 Licentiate in Theology (STL), KUL                  

1989-1992 Candidate for Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Maryhill School of Theology, Quezon City, Philippines            

 1977-1981 Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering,  Ateneo de Manila University          

 

THESIS/DISSERTATION:                                                            

1994  STL thesis at the KUL: "John Paul II on Labour and Culture:  A Critical          Assessment in the Light of Hegel and Marx."

1998   Doctoral Dissertation in Theology: “Recasting Liberation Theology’s Classic Methodological Mediations: A Proposed Way of Integrating Contextual-Cultural [Feminist] Values and Perspectives"

 

COURSES TAUGHT (MST - Maryhill School of Theology; SVST - St. Vincent School of Theology; LST - Loyola School of Theology; ICTC - Inter-Congregational Theological Center; IFRS - Institute of Formation for Religious Studies; SATS- St. Andrew's Theological Center; SLU - St. Louis University)

Methods of Research (SVST doctoral program) 

Fundamental Moral Theology (MST-1998-2004; 2007-10; SVST-1999; 2010; ICTC -2006; 2008; SLU-2000,03,05,07)

Justice and Liberation (MST - 1998-2005; 2007-2012; SVST- 2003-04; ICTC-2004; SLU-2002, 04, 06)

Sexual Ethics (MST-2011)

Bioethics (MST- 2000)

Synthesis Course in Moral Theology (students  for ordained ministry) (MST- 2000-2005; 2007-2011) 

Doing Intercultural Ethics (MST- 2008)

Ethics and Migration (MST-2007-08; 2010-11; SVST - 2008-11; LST - 2009; 2011)

Social and Cultural Analysis (MST 1999-2003)

Fundamental Theology (MST-1998-2003; 2007-11)

Christology (MST - 2010) 

Theologies of Liberation (SVST- 2008-09, 2011)

Postcolonial Theologies: Methods and Future Directions (MST-2009)

Feminist Theories (IFRS-1999-2002)

Feminist Christologies (IFRS- 2000)

Feminist Theologies/Ethics (MST- 2001; 2007, 2009; SVST - 2007-08; SATS- 2003-07;

 
THESIS/M.A. PAPERS ADVISED

 On Migration and Interculturality

 Ruiz Miranda, Tomas Eduardo, cs. “An Exploratory Study of the Cultural (Right) Issues of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the United States vis-à-vis the Catholic Social Teachings.” M.A. Theological Studies, Maryhill School of Theology, 2007.

 Nunez, Vanilson, cs. “Jesus as Wisdom Made Flesh: Towards a Wisdom Spirituality for Intercultural Religious Communities.” M.A. Theological Studies, Maryhill School of Theology, 2007.

 On Feminist Theologies

Villagonzalo, Jennifer. "Negotiating the Ethical-Pastoral Challenges of Call Center Jobs: Case Studies of Six Women Workers. MA Religious Studies, Maryhill School of Theology, 2012. 

Carandang, Flora. Internet Relationship Experiences of Senior Students of the School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City: Ethical Challenges. MA Religious Studies, Maryhill School of Theology, 2012. 

Gesner, Felix, cs. “Vodou in the Light of Christian Ecofeminism: A Pastoral Module for Ecological Consciousness in the Community of Mariani.” M.A. Pastoral Ministry, Maryhill School of Theology, 2008.

Basa, Ma. Fernanda, pddm. “A Reinterpretation of James Alberione’s Spirituality of Work from a Feminist Perspective.” M.A. Theological Studies, Maryhill

            School of Theology, 2007.

Peracullio, Jeanne. “Sallie McFague’s Subject-Subjects Ecological Model vis-à-vis Other Approaches to Environmental Ethics.” Thesis, M.A. Theological Studies, March 2003.

Esmael, Vilma, ond. “A Biographical Exploration on the Life of a Filipino Woman Shaman: An Ecofeminist Perspective. M.A. Pastoral Ministry, 2002.

Cruz, Gemma.  “Case Studies of Five Survivors of Wife Battery in the Women’s Crisis Center: A Challenge to Christian Teachings on Justice.” M.A. Religious Studies, Maryhill School of Theology, 2001.

Gestoveo, Gary C., cicm. “Should Prostitution be Legalized, Criminalized or Decriminalized?: An Exploratory Study Focused on the Philippine Context.” M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, 2000.

Labatorio, Andrew O.,cicm. “On Forgiving Wife/Child Abusers: A Critique of the Practice of Granting Absolution before Penance.” Project Paper, M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, Maryhill School of Theology, 2000.

Wee, Gladys Jeanette. “Church in the Round.”: Letty Russell’s Feminist Model of the Church. M.A. Religious Studies, major in Women and Religion, Institute of Formation and Religious Studies, 2000.

 Arguilles, Thelma, ond. "A Feminist Critical Analysis of the Leadership of
Laywomen in the Sta. Maria Della Strada Parish." Project Paper, M.A. in 
Pastoral Mnistry, Maryhill School of Theology, 1999.

 Others

Diaz, Frances, OND. "Christian discourses on Evil, Culpability and Forgiveness:             Maguindanao Context." Thesis. MA Theological Studies, St. Vincent School     of Theology, 2013. 

Canayon, Agnes. "Toward a Liberatory Concept of Salvation of the Deaf:  A Study based on the Experience of the Lasallian Deaf Volunteers." Thesis. MA Religious Studies, Maryhill School of Theology, 2010. 

Vista, Maria Cristina. "'Pusong Resiklo...Simulan sa Busko': A Conceptual Framework for an Ecological Program at the Don Bosco Community based on Catholic Social Teachings." Project Paper, M.A. Pastoral Ministyr, Maryhill School of Theology, 2008.

Caraca, Anicia, fmij. “Ang Talab ng mga Gawaing Pang-espiritwal sa Rehabilitasyon ng Nagumon sa Droga: Siyam na Kasaysayan mula sa Tahanan ng Kabataan.” Project Paper, M.A. Pastoral Ministry, 2005.

Platero, Ma. Cristina, oss. “The Study of the Reinterpretation of the Charism of the Sisters Oblates of the Holy Spirit Using the Theoretical Framework of Gerald Arbuckle on Refounding Religious Congregations.” Project Paper, M.A. Pastoral Ministry, Maryhill School of Theology, 2004.

 Macahilo, Lalyn, ond. “The Development of the Charism of the Oblates of Notre Dame Using the Theoretical Framework of Gerald Arbuckle on Refounding Religious Congregations.” Project Paper, M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, Maryhll School of Theology, 2002.