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The socio economic climate

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The Adolescent and the Socio- Economic Climate in the Philippines

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The socio economic climate

  1. 1. THE ADOLESCENT AND THESOCIO- ECONOMICCLIMATE IN THEPHILIPPINES
  2. 2. SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATION
  3. 3. HOW CAN SINFULNESS BEOVERCOME?1. Acknowledgment of Sinfulness2. Conversion and Social Transformation3. Following Jesus- in- Mission
  4. 4. SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATIONConfrontation with Sinfulness as Root Problem
  5. 5. 3 FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS OFPHILIPPINE SOCIETY- MARXIST
  6. 6. ROOT CAUSE OF HUMANSUFFERING1. Exploitation of the poor2. Selfish use of economic and political power3. Sinful social structures
  7. 7. SINFULNESSRoot of our socio- economic and political problems.Sin- true name of the problemsOur inequality is a moral evil.
  8. 8. NO. OF RICH/ POORRESOURCES
  9. 9. TWO TYPICAL SINFUL ATTITUDES1. All- consuming desire for profit2. Thirst for power, with the intention of imposing one’s will upon others
  10. 10. SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATIONConversion and Social Transformation
  11. 11. CONVERSION We are pilgrims journeying toward the Kingdom of God The acknowledgment of sinfulness as the root cause of our social problems must lead to conversion and social transformation. The proclamation of the Kingdom of God is a call to a change of heart, metanoia, a profound transformation of one’s way of life so that it would be in accord with the Gospel. Conversion requires the renewal people’s relationships and their social structures.
  12. 12. SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATIONFollowing Jesus- in- Mission
  13. 13.  Conversion and social transformation- a life- long task, striving from the less perfect to the ever fuller life. Jesus- the model that we must pattern ourselves after- The Way, the Truth, and the Life His message of transformation and liberation in the Kingdom of God is concretized in His own life and death.
  14. 14. SPIRITUALITY OF SOCIALTRANSFORMATIONSome Characteristics of Following Jesus
  15. 15. SPIRITUALITY Our way of life Our radical living of what we preach1. Marked by an enduring and intimate commitment to Jesus, a love for Him that does not count the cost.2. Inspired by such preferential love3. Seeking of the Kingdom as the primary rule4. Hunger and thirst for justice5. A spirituality that shares Good News in the midst of deprivation, hope in situations of cynicism and pessimism6. A faith that listens to and heed God’s Word

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