Note: All the 12 topics are drawn from the THEMES in the Final Document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith, and Vocation Discernment; all presentations are to follow the SEE-JUDGE-ACT format; in all sessions, the opinions of the young will be heard and considered on things that affect them; and all presenters will have suggestions on what the participants can do regarding each issue when they go back to their schools.
Each session has a suggested list of topics to be explored, the speaker might choose to focus on a certain topic more heavily during his/her presentation. The final descriptions of the concurrent sessions will be available by June 30, 2019 when we have finalized the list of speakers. Please visit the registration website again for updates. Thank you.IMPORTANT: Registration for concurrent sessions will be by subtrack. Once you have selected a subtrack you are registered for ALL its SESSIONS.
Venue: The Mansion Hotel
To tackle issues on LGBT, bullying, Prejudice and Child Protection, the different –isms – e.g. racism, looksism, classism, etc.
To tackle the Sex Education we need in schools, Pornography and Sex Trafficking.
To tackle Innovations in Education; the kind of pedagogy needed given the way 21st Century learners learn today; gifts and talents of the youth.
Venue: ICON Room 1
To tackle issues on Domestic Violence and Child Protection.
To tackle issues on Cyberbullying, Fake News and Mental Health.
To tackle the advocacies on Justice and Peace, Ecological Integrity, Engaged Citizenship, Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality, and Youth Empowerment.
Venue: ICon Room 2
To tackle issues on Sexuality & Identity; Promiscuity; HIV/AIDS; Crossdressing.
To tackle issues on: Generation Gap between parents and the youth; Love Languages; Cultural Roots - friendships and relationships between peers; the new concept of family and friends.
To tackle issues on: Alternative religiosity; Discernment; Quest for the higher being; Contrast of religion as a private matter and public thrust; Desire for living liturgy - how is this for other religions; Liturgy for the youth; Religious experience and expressions; Religious sensitivity; Catholic school as a welcoming home; How we can accompany the youth so they can be effective witnesses to the faith.
Venue: Diversion 21 Ballroom
To tackle issues on: Indigenous Peoples; Moros; the youth’s feeling of being uprooted – probinsyano to Manila; Ideological/beliefs imposed by others to the youth.
To tackle issues on Drugs; Psychological and Physical Abuse; Domestic Violence; Youth in War; Violent Extremism.
Spaces for participation of the youth – students and teachers; Advocacies of the HEI (e.g. Environmental Sustainability, Racism, Promotion of Justice), concern for peers; participation as catechists and caring for the poor and the weak.
Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City
September 24-27, 2019