June 10, 2013
The Philippine Association for the Sociology of Religion (PASR), a professional organization engaged in promoting the study of religion sociologically, in cooperation with the Institute of Cultural Studies (ICS), a premier institution in PUP engaged in researches in philosophy, social history and culture, will be conducting a Canopy Forum on the Relationship of Religion and Environment and A Seminar on Classical Perspectives in the Sociology of Religion on June 28, 2013 at the ICTC Lab 1 Phase 2, NALLRC (Library), PUP Mabini Campus, Anonas St., Sta. Mesa Manila.
The Canopy Forum is a quarterly exchange of research findings between the Institute of Cultural Studies (ICS) of PUP and the Institute of Religion (IR) of UST. The activity aims to showcase current researches on religious practices and other sociocultural processes in the Philippines. It was endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on May 24, 2013 to help ICS, IR and PASR in this aim (see attached document). Last February 13, a Canopy Forum on Education was held in UST. It was attended by academics from both institutions and was lauded for being imaginative, critical and perspective changing. The next Canopy Forum will be held in PUP. We organizers intend to have it in the morning of June 28. Speakers from UST will explore the often-neglected relationship between religious beliefs and practices and the environment. Topics in this Canopy Forum are relevant in today’s affairs, especially now that we are increasingly experiencing the effects of climate change, urban sprawl and other unintended consequences of past and present human actions.
In the afternoon, we will be having a seminar on classical perspectives in the sociology of religion. Topics are “Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss on Religion,” “Karl Marx and Max Weber on Religion” and “Alfred Schutz and Peter Berger on Religion.” The seminar is intended to familiarize the participants about the basic perspectives in the sociology of religion (see attached program).
Hence, may we invite your faculty members and graduate students to participate in the event? In lieu of the registration fee, the amount of P 1,000.00 will serve as their one-year individual membership fee to the organization, which will entitle them to have a (1) certificate of membership, (2) an e-journal, a (3) chance to present their academic work(s) in future fora and publish their paper(s) in our peer-reviewed journal, and (4) conference forum updates. We will be providing refreshments for the participants. At the end of the seminar, they will be given certificates of participation and updates for the upcoming events of PASR, ICS and IR.
Interested participants can pay their membership fee through BDO Account no. 495-0373016, account name Philippine Association for the Sociology of Religion, Inc., and have their BDO-validated Deposit Slip presented to the organizers during the event (there will also be an on-site membership registration for those who can’t pay through the bank). Interested participants are also encouraged to notify the secretariat about their intention to attend the event on or before June 21. For inquiries about the organization, please visit us at pasr2.wordpress.com. You may also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me at 09214632761.
We hope to see you in the event! Thank you very much.
JOHN N. ABLETIS
Corporate Secretary, PASR
Faculty, PUP Dep’t. of Sociology
VIRGILIO A. RIVAS, M.A.
Vice President Internal, PASR