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We tend to be able to notice only two of these aspects of our experience at once
Most People do not have a habit of reflecting environmentally or socially
They think their pain or joy is personal or interpersonal
If I am depressed, it’s my fault not the fact I live in a building without windows or fresh air.
If I feel supported and loved, it’s because God is blessing me and not particularly related to a nourishing faith-sharing group, a happy marriage, and good friends.
If I am constantly overlooked for promotion or not rewarded by salary increases, I think there is something wrong with me rather than the possibility this situation is gender based or because I belong to a minority group
springs from the involvement in liberation struggles—whether against economic exploitation, political repression, gender oppression, ethnic discrimination, or ecological destruction—
is …a movement of the Holy Spirit, not only in the people’s lives but in the whole creation.
It is a spirituality rooted in our Christian faith tradition and at the same time, aware of our animist roots that consider sacred our soil, forests, rivers.
It is concerned with concrete bodily needs and yet also is caught up in the spiritual world that has produced a richness of popular symbols and rituals.
In our search for a genuinely liberating spirituality, we find a need for both analytical and intuitive minds regarding reality, for both structure and cultural analysis to situate the role of popular beliefs in people’s struggles, for both concrete action for justice and silent contemplation.” Philippine Delegation to Asian Theological Conf. III