The Institute of Religion, in partnership with the UST SIMBAHAYAN Community Development Office held an advocacy conference titled “The IR Advocacy Conference on Electoral Literacy and the CBCP Laudato Si’ Action Plan” on October 16, 2021 via Zoom.
The webinar contributed to the public discourse on voter education for the upcoming 2022 elections and to celebrate the Church’s Season of Creation together with Indigenous People’s Sunday held in September of each year.
The speakers included UST Senior High School Humanities and Social Sciences Strand Chair Mr. Marvin Einstein S. Mejaro . He discussed ‘Electoral Literacy’ in the Philippine context.
This was followed by the presentation of environmental scientist and Green Convergence President Dr. Angelina P. Galang, on the Current State of the Philippine Environment vis-à-vis Climate Change.
Galang focused on the government’s response to climate emergency and how we, as individuals and as a community can respond to its urgency.
National Coordinator of Laudato Si’ Movement Br. John B. Din, SSC, who is also a member of the Secretariat of the CBCP National Laudato Si’ Program, tackled the Philippine Church’s Action Plan and the concrete measures to address the problems posed by climate change.
The whole-day webinar was participated in by faculty members and student leaders from different academic units in the University of Santo Tomas