October 20, 2016
Emmanuel S. de Guzman
Professor of theology, St. Vincent School of Theology (Manila, Philippines)
Southeast Asia is home to multiple economic and political models, diverse cultural and religious traditions, yet also widespread poverty and other Herculean social ills. And today, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is bringing global and regional economic integration to the region. Against this backdrop, Filipino scholar Emmanuel de Guzman asks how to live out unity, a traditional “mark” of the Church, where different ethnic identities are negotiating their places in Christian communities and a minority religion (still seen as “Western”) is navigating its identity in the larger society.
More about the speaker: A married lay theologian, Dr. de Guzman teaches theology at the St. Vincent School of Theology in Manila. He is a cofounder and current Board of Trustees chair for the Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines, and coauthor of the 2015 book, "Intercultural Church: Bridge of Solidarity in the Migration Context."