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When the Christian faith arrived in the Philippines, its understanding and practice were heavily influenced by the colonial enterprise. While there are elements of the Christian faith that inspired resistance on the part of the native population, the predominant colonial ideology led to its domestication in various ways. Hence, the challenge for the present Catholic Church as it celebrates the quincentenary of the faith’s arrival is to resist the many ways which relegate Christianity to the private sphere and make it relevant and meaningful on the personal and communal levels.

In: In Service for a Servant Church
Outlines and Challenges for Catholic Theology Today. Documentation of the INSeCT Conferences in Manila 2019 and Vienna 2020
This volume documents two international conferences held as part of the global theological research program „A Kairos for Catholic Theology: Serving the Church – Serving the World“ of the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology (INSeCT). The 2019 intercontinental conference in Manila was dedicated to European-Asian dialogue and gathered contributions on peace, justice, democracy and political culture, ecology, family and gender justice. The 2020 European Conference in Vienna was dedicated to the contribution of multicultural and multi-religious experienced Europe to the solution of the current global challenges in church and society.