Pacquiao’s defense of the death penalty necessarily makes a distinction between redeemable sinners and hopeless human beings. People of faith must push back.
The unfortunate reality is that the biblical injunctions are blind to the social conditions that lead to the proliferation of drug use and criminality in our society
Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says some Christians see President Rodrigo Duterte as a God-sent figure to bring justice to the Philippines – even if this means deaths
The bigger issue for the Church hierarchy is that for many of its faithful, its institutional credibility is in doubt. This situation Duterte clearly exploits.
In a highly stratified society like ours, what we need to argue about is whether the success of the few have been achieved at the expense of the many
The realities that necessitate divorce include: violence, infidelity, and abandonment. Instead of providing comfort, religion brings only oppression when often a romanticized image of the family is used against even the most dysfunctional relationships.
In the final analysis, these youth are fighting not just for themselves, but also for the rest of us. Whether or not we agree is secondary. The least we could do is to listen to their wisdom.
We must stop considering couplehood as the pinnacle of love and devotion. It’s 2018. It’s time to democratize relationships.
Sociologists explain why the holiday season is so widely celebrated in the country
The big task of religious education is far bigger than simply transmitting truth
Without intending it, religious education could become more preoccupied with religious truth than with the actual issues of its intended audience – the youth
With Islamophobia rising worldwide, two social scientists team up to shed light on the sensitive topic of Islam and violence
President Rodrigo Duterte puts some people and institutions on the spot in his SONA 2017
Analysts say the SONA was a missed opportunity for the President to lay out policy statements and his administration s development plans
The Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda is an attempt to secure the future of the region Conflict and corruption however are getting in the way
Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says the personalities of the candidates may have influenced Filipinos to cast their ballots
The Institute of Philippine Culture found that accepting money among poor voters does not necessarily mean selling one s vote
But any religion that does not compel us to question the fundamental issues of social life – maleducation maldevelopment corruption – is in Marx s terms an opium of the people
Speaking to Rappler Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Brother Edwil Zabala says this is the biggest evangelical mission in the INC s 101 year history
Pero meron pa ring hamon sabi ng sociologist na si Jayeel Cornelio Dagdag niya The social media element is a game changer for the Iglesia ni Cristo
Para maintindihan natin ang krisis sa Iglesia ni Cristo makakasama natin ang isang sociologist of religion si Jayeel Cornelio
He should meet the people before anything else those who have not gotten a glimpse of the Pope say
To attempt to redeem the Pope from misinterpretations of his statements or to umask his conservatism misses the point of why he matters
Advocates of the Catholic faith see Pope Francis Philippine visit – especially to disaster hit Leyte – as a powerful gesture that will bring comfort and hope to Filipinos
We talk with people from different faiths about the coming papal visit
A Jesuit priest says a reimagining of the country can no longer be founded on an uncritical account of Christianity s history in the Philippines
Moderated by Rappler a forum at the Ateneo de Manila University aims to discuss topics such as religion and politics and the role of women in the Catholic Church
They re not a religion in the Philippines They re a religion in the world
The Iglesia ni Cristo stresses obedience even if it goes against your personal wishes – a strictness that a sociologist sees as part of the reason for its success
The statistical data are clear: At a national scale the pews of the Catholic Church are emptying
This is an invitation to academics theologians ministers youth leaders and the youth themselves to start engaging in a dialogue My only hope is that in these conversations the technocratic voice of the adult experts will not drown out the very voice of the people we wish to represent