MANILA, August 10, 2011?The Indigenous Peoples Desk of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP –IP) has conducted a short course for church workers involved with indigenous communities.
This is in response to the clamor of the Religious Church workers for an orientation course on IP work.
The course was held on July 11-21 at the Benedictine Retreat House in Davao City, and an earlier roll-out was conducted in Luzon on May 16-26 in the convent of the Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS), in Quezon City.
Participated in by a total of 41 participants from 15 congregations, the ten-day course aimed to provide religious church workers assigned in IP areas with basic knowledge and skills on IP work to become effective partners of IP communities.
The event was in partnership with the Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) and Mindanawon Initiatives for Cultural Dialogue, and with financial support from the Assisi Development Foundation.
A newly-installed desk of the AMRSP, the Indigenous Peoples Desk was established in 2009.
It will be holding its 4th Annual Assembly on September 10-12, 2011 in Naujan, Mindoro Oriental.
Religious workers in various parts of the country working in IP communities will be participating in this gathering. (Kate Laceda)