talks on fertility enhancement technology
Studies Department faculty Father Daniel Kroger, OFM, was
a presenter and a panelist at a conference on religion and
reproductive health technologies.
on July 30 at the Asian Institute of Management Conference
Center, the gathering focused on in vitro fertilization (IVF)
and its moral significance. It was sponsored by the Women’s
Feature Service Philippines.
With an audience of religious ethicists, women’s rights advocates,
and medical doctors involved in fertility enhancement technologies,
Fr. Kroger delivered his paper titled IVF for Fertility Enhancement
Viewed from a Catholic Moral Perspective. Medical doctors,
a lawyer and ethicists from the Muslim and Christian traditions
gave their presentations and formed the panel for the discussions.
joins 1st CBAP annual confab
Natividad Pagadut of the Religious Education Department attended
the first annual convention of the Catholic Bible Association
of the Philippines (CBAP) held on July 20-22 at the Phinma
Training Center, Tagaytay City. This year’s theme is “Charism,
Leadership, Community.” Two major papers were presented, one
by Father Francis Maloney, SDB, president of the Catholic
Bible Association of America, and the other by Father Pablo
David, a bible scholar who specialized on the Book of Daniel.
After the talks, challenges were posed to the present Christian
communities for reflection.
To date, CBAP has 48 registered members, most of whom are
priests and religious, including two lay women members.
journal publishes Magno article on environment and governance
Science Department Chair Dr. Francisco Magno’s article titled,
Forest Devolution and Social Capital: State-Civil Society
Relations in the Philippines was published in the April issue
of Environmental History.
In his paper, Magno argues that the rules governing forest
utilization and tenure emerged through competitive struggles
as well as cooperative encounters involving the state and
civil society. Since the 1970s, the evolution of policy measures
to transfer forest authority to local communities has contributed
to the growth of reform advocates inside the government.
Environmental History is an international journal dedicated
to exploring the history of human interaction with the natural
world. The American Society for Environmental History and
the Forest History Society, in association with Duke University
Press, co-publishes the journal. It is listed in the Social
Sciences Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information