500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines and the Global Filipin@

Postcolonial Perspectives

March 15, 2024
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

With over 90% of the Filipin@s (Filipino/as) in the Philippines and more than eight million around the world identifying as Christian, they are a significant force reshaping global Christianity. 500 Years of Christianity and the Global Filipino/a: Postcolonial Perspectives (2024) brings together global voices examining Christianity in the Philippines through a postcolonial theological lens that suggests the desire to go beyond the colonial in all its contemporary manifestations.

This book launch event featured chapter authors Prof. Lily Mendoza, Dr. Jamina Vesta Jugo, and Prof. James Perkinson. Filipin@ elders Prof. Christina Astorga and Rev. Eleazar S. Fernandez and co-editors Agnes Brazal and Maria Marilou Ibita also joined the conversation. Dr. Cristina Lledo Gomez moderated the discussion, which builds on the February 2022 event "500 Years of Christianity and the Global Filipin@: Postcolonial Perspectives." Berkley Center Faculty Fellow Prof. Leo Lefebure introduced the event.

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University; Adamson University; BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education; the Department of Theology and Religious Education and Southeast Asian Research Center and Hub at De La Salle University; the Department of Theology at Ateneo de Manila University; DaKaTeo, the Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines; the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network; and the Religious Educators Association of the Philippines.

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