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Ateneo Alumni Virtual Conversation About Laudato Si And Covid-19 Global Pandemic

Ateneo Alumni Virtual Conversation About Laudato Si and Covid-19 Global Pandemic

Thank you very much for your interest in the Ateneo Alumni Virtual Conversation about Laudato Si’ and Covid-19 Global Pandemic (Day 1). 

Come and join our Day 2 for this series of Laudato Si’ interdisciplinary forum scheduled on May 9, 2021 (10:30 AM – 12 noon).

The Ateneo Alumni conversation focused on Pope Francis’ trailblazing encyclical,  Laudato Si’  On the Care for Our Common Home, and  was first held a month after its release in 2015 as an offering during the Ignatian Festival  at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).

During Laudato Si’ Special Year Anniversary  (May 24, 2020 – May 24, 2021), the same set of Ateneo alumni speakers coming from various perspectives  shares their own take about  Pope Francis’ encyclical vis-a-vis its challenges and/or implications amid the  Covid-19 global pandemic.

  • Anthropologist and poetFr. Albert E. Alejo, SJ, Ph.D.
  • Environmental sociologist Ms. Patria Gwen M.L. Borcena, M.A.
  • Scientist and academic – Prof. Fabian M.  Dayrit, Ph.D.
  • Human rights and environmental lawyer – Dean Tony M. La Viña, JSD             
  • Environmental educator – Prof. Donna Paz T. Reyes, Ph.D.

Day 1 of this interdisciplinary forum with two former ADMU school deans was held on April 18, 2021.  Prof. Fabian M.  Dayrit, Ph.D. presented “Laudato Si’ Reflections on Covid-19, Sustainability and Coconut.”  Dean Tony M. La Viña, JSD delivered a talk, “Facing Covid and the Climate Emergency: Does the Arc of a Moral Universe still Bend Towards Justice?” Recorded video of  Day 1 can be viewed at the Ignatian Renewal Network Facebook page.

For inquiries and zoom link for Day 2, please email [free admission]. This online interdisciplinary forum   will also be livestreamed in the Radyo Katipunan 87.9 Facebook and Ignatian Renewal Network Facebook.

You may encourage non-alumni to also watch Day 1 and attend Day 2 of our series of conversation.  

Thank you.

This series of virtual Ateneo alumni conversation is organized by the Ignatian Renewal Network (IRN) and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation, Inc. (JVPFI).  The IRN was convened by the Ateneo Alumni Association (AAA), ADMU Office of Alumni Relations (OAR), Congregantes de Maria, and Companions in the Ignatian Journey.

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