Developing an Institutional Interdenominational Faith-Formation Program Using the Bottom-up Approach <br />MARK RAYGAN E. ...
Team Members<br />Dr. Muriel Montenegro, Dean, Divinity School<br />Prof. Lily Apura, Chair, Religious Studies Program<br ...
Background<br />Silliman’s diverse student profile (geographical & religious distribution) <br />5 Cs of Silliman educatio...
Approaches | Assumptions<br />Bottom-Up Approach <br />Students are treated as “experts”; reverses traditional thought: on...
Objective 1 <br />Provide an open space for discussion among students from at least three religious denominations represen...
Objectives 2<br />Develop a collective understanding of religion by drawing up from the discussions commonalities and diff...
Objective 3<br />Serve as basis for the Justice and Peace Center to come up with an interdenominational faith-formation pr...
Implementation<br />Phase 1<br />Preliminary orientation <br />Phase 2 	Theme: “Me, Myself & My Faith Community”   <br />O...
Participants<br />13 student-participants<br />8 countries: Philippines, China (Tibet), Iran, Italy, Jordan, Korean, Niger...
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
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Dialogue  <br />What is the meaning (and role) of your religion in your life?<br />What is unique in your religion?<br />I...
Dialogue <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
Painting <br />
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Painting <br />
Implementation<br />Phase 3		Theme: “Me & The World”<br />4 Topics:<br />Environment <br />Gender Equality<br />Politics <...
Implementation<br />Phase 4		<br />
Deliverables<br />Module & Guide <br />Comics 	<br />
Let’s Connect <br />Daghangsalamat(Thank you very much)! <br />E-mail:	markraygan@yahoo.com<br />Web:	www.smarkideas.com<b...
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Presented at international conference on "Reflection and Curriculum Development Interreligioys Understanding and Peacebuilding in Asia" held 21-23 May 2011 at the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. Project documents at www.smarkideas.com

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Developing an Institutional Interdenominational Faith-Formation Program Using the Bottom-up Approach

  1. 1. Developing an Institutional Interdenominational Faith-Formation Program Using the Bottom-up Approach <br />MARK RAYGAN E. GARCIA<br />Project Leader<br />Director, Office of Information & Publications<br />Silliman University | Philippines<br />
  2. 2. Team Members<br />Dr. Muriel Montenegro, Dean, Divinity School<br />Prof. Lily Apura, Chair, Religious Studies Program<br />Ms. Sharon DadangRafols, Peace Education Coordinator, Justice and Peace Center <br />
  3. 3. Background<br />Silliman’s diverse student profile (geographical & religious distribution) <br />5 Cs of Silliman education | FIRE (Faith, Instruction, Research, Extension) <br />Religion as an institutional course requirement<br />Religious freedom on campus <br />
  4. 4. Approaches | Assumptions<br />Bottom-Up Approach <br />Students are treated as “experts”; reverses traditional thought: one-way mentoring (teacher >>> student)<br />Perception is reality <br />“Alternative Packaging” <br />Use of non-conventional, “non-threatening” ways of engagement and of stimulating the teaching-learning process<br />Capitalizes on creativity; receptive to limitations<br />
  5. 5. Objective 1 <br />Provide an open space for discussion among students from at least three religious denominations represented in the University on their own religions and other people’s religions<br />Methods utilized:<br /> Face-to-face, <br />“alternative packaging” (paintings, play, dance, songs) <br />Online/Digital tools <br />
  6. 6. Objectives 2<br />Develop a collective understanding of religion by drawing up from the discussions commonalities and differences among religions in presenting what will be identified as actual and/or potential areas of conflict or tension among religions; <br />
  7. 7. Objective 3<br />Serve as basis for the Justice and Peace Center to come up with an interdenominational faith-formation program specifically targeted at continuing dialogues on the role of religion in the life of students and the community, in fostering domestic and international peace<br />Production of a material that incorporates:<br />Module<br />Guide<br />Comic <br />
  8. 8. Implementation<br />Phase 1<br />Preliminary orientation <br />Phase 2 Theme: “Me, Myself & My Faith Community” <br />Objective / Expectation Setting <br />Tell Your Story <br />Dialogue / Team Dynamics <br />Processing <br />
  9. 9. Participants<br />13 student-participants<br />8 countries: Philippines, China (Tibet), Iran, Italy, Jordan, Korean, Nigeria, USA <br />4 religions: Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism <br />
  10. 10. Painting <br />
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  14. 14. Dialogue <br />What is the meaning (and role) of your religion in your life?<br />What is unique in your religion?<br />Is there a characteristic in your religion similar to other religions? If yes, what are these?<br />How do you refer to your creator?<br />What about your religion (song, text, gesture, symbol) that you want to share with the group?<br />How do you look at peace in your religion?<br />Do you think your religion can work with other religions in achieving peace? How? In what ways?<br />
  15. 15. Dialogue <br />
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  29. 29. Implementation<br />Phase 3 Theme: “Me & The World”<br />4 Topics:<br />Environment <br />Gender Equality<br />Politics <br />Education <br />
  30. 30. Implementation<br />Phase 4 <br />
  31. 31. Deliverables<br />Module & Guide <br />Comics <br />
  32. 32. Let’s Connect <br />Daghangsalamat(Thank you very much)! <br />E-mail: markraygan@yahoo.com<br />Web: www.smarkideas.com<br />FB: www.facebook.com/markraygan<br />

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