Thursday, June 9, 2011

CBAP 11th Annual Convention

Participants of the CBAP 11th Annual Convention
seated from left: Fr. Mario Francisco, SJ - LST President;
Catherine Playoust (delagate from Australia);
Rekha Chennattu (major speaker from India);
Gina Hens-Piazza (major speaker from USA);
Fr. Randy Flores, SVD - CBAP President;
 and Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB (CBAP member)
 CBAP 11th annual convention
It was conducted together with the Loyola School of Theology on July 15-17, 2010. The theme was “DOING BIBLICAL STUDIES IN EAST ASIAN CONTEXTS.”

Major speakers were:
Sr. Rekka Chennattu, R.A of the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion (India): “Reading the Bible in the Asian Context;” and

Gina Hens-Piazza of Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University (USA): “Biblical Studies as Contextual Studies
Supporting Caste or Supporting Cast: Reading Minor Biblical Characters.”

Workshop presentors were:
(1) “Teaching Wisdom Literature in the Philippines”
Fr. Randolf C. Flores, S.V.D.
CBAP President

(2) “The Priestly Service of the Gospel”
Fr. Delio Ruiz, S.C.J.
S.T.L., Gregorian University

(3) “The Value of Metaphorical Approach to Biblical Studies”
Ms. Abigail Teh
Ph.D. student, LST

(4) “Workshop on Biblical Languages”
Fr. Herbert Schneider, S.J.
Professor Emeritus, LST

There were 60 CBAP members, associates and observers who attended and joined with the invited participants of LST. We had a friendly and interesting sharing of experiences in the field of biblical studies with the participants coming from other parts of East Asia (Mainland China, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, India and Indonesia).

Elected: BOT for 2010-2011
At the said convention the following were elected as members of the board and in a later meeting, the officers.
Fr. Randy Flores, SVD – President
Fr. Vic Nicdao – Vice President
Sr. Bernie Dianzon, FSP – Secretary
Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP – Treasurer
Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP – member
Fr. Fruto Ramirez, SJ – member
Fr. Herb Schneider, SJ – member
Sr. Helen Graham, MM – member
Sr. Nicet Vargas, OSA – member

List of Participants CBAP 11th Convention 
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