The National Association of PREX Secretariats is holding its 11th National Convention in General Santos City this February. The convention is going to be significant because it opens the door of a lot of parishes in the Philippines to the Social Doctrines of the Church. The theme of the National Convention itself — “The Call to Social Transformation” — is timely, given the present level of awareness Filipinos have of the relationship between the Christian life and the social order.
In the past, calls to honesty in elections, accountability and transparency of public officials addressed from the pulpit were dismissed even by the laity as “politicking.” Now it is being recognized in our churches that such calls are for Christians to practice their faith in the public forum. After all, those who cast their ballots and those whose names are written in the ballots are themselves Catholics, constituents of 85% of the population in the Philippines.
More about the PREX National Convention here.
For articles on the same topic in Filipino, go to these pages:
- Ang Ebanghelyo para sa Lipunan
- Tawag Para Sa Pagbabagong Panlipunan
The National Convetion will be held at General Santos City, from 19-21 February.
Originally posted 2010-02-10 01:05:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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