Kwentong Bayan para sa Simbahan: An Invitation
SLB conducts a semi-annual National Situationer dubbed as KWENTONG BAYAN. We regularly invite people who are adept with and can objectively give a reading of the economic, social, and political situation of the country. With the theme "Kwentong Bayan para sa Simbahan", this year's topic revolves around the assessment of the state of Philippine Society, Politics and the Environment in the light of our current social context and the forthcoming 2013 elections.
Through this year’s Kwentong Bayan, we seek to present a more inclusive understanding of the different contexts and dimensions of the contemporary Philippine Society. More importantly, we aim to revive, strengthen and reinforce SLB’s close collaboration especially with its Church Networks of religious, priests, seminarians and other Church-based institutions. Thus, particularly in view of the forthcoming 2013 elections, we wish to strongly encourage your engagement and participation towards reform-based actions through this kind of activities.
For KWENTONG BAYAN 2012, we have invited the following speakers:
Noel Vasquez, SJ to give a reading of the current political situation in general and the implications of the upcoming 2013 elections
Pedro Walpole, SJ to give an assessment and reading of the state of the Philippine Environment and its challenges (to be confirmed)
Jack Carroll, SJ to share about the state of the Philippine social situation and other related issues
In this light, we would like to invite you to attend the said event. Details are as follows:
Date: August 25, 2012 (Saturday)
Registration: 1:00PM – 1:30PM
Forum: 1:30 – 5:30 PM
Venue: Cardinal Sin Center , Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Quezon City
Please be informed, too, that shortly after the conclusion of Kwentong Bayan, we will show a brief presentation on updates about the forthcoming 2013 elections prepared by Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan.
A minimum donation of P100 is requested to help defray the cost of the venue and other incidental expenses.
We wish to hear from you soon.