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Rogers, Anthony fsc. (Ed.). The Migrant Family in Asia: Reaching out and Touching Them. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 2009. pp. 238. The 238-page publication presents, beside the general overview, reports on the migrants' situation in different Asian countries but also the considerations of the different workshops of the meeting.  The book does not "just analyze and reflect on the current problems being faced by migrants and their families but tries to create a greater awareness of the need to stand up for human migration" (Foreword).  The book is dedicated to two former chairmen of the FABC-OHD, the late Cardinal Fumio Hamao who died on Nov 8, 2007 and Bishop Leon Thammarai of Kottar, India who died Jan 16, 2007.


Rogers, Anthony fsc. Harmony Through Reconciliation, In Search of a Holistic and Integral Vision of Life in the 21st Century. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 2005. Pp. 335. The 40th anniversary of the Pastoral Constitution on Church in the Modern World "Gaudium et Spes" has to be special for the Church in Asia. This is an opportune moment to respond to the invitation of our Holy Father that have to "remember the past" in order "to live the present with enthusiasm and to look forward to the future with confidence" (Preface, "Novo Millennio Ineunte") This guidebook is the special contribution of the Church in Asia to the Universal Church, albeit to the People of this Era. The Council Fathers in 1965 and our Asian

Bishopsin 1970, saw the need to journey together to develop a new vision of life based on the joys and hopes and the sorrows and fears of the human family. We see today an even greater need to formulate a holistic and integral vision of life amidst the growing threats to the family - the vital cell of the Church and society itself. - Anthony Rogers, fsc


 

 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). Human Work, Human World, Human Development. Manila: Claretian Publications, 1990. pp. . ISBN 971-501-295-7. It is the hope and dream of FABC-OHD for the past twenty years that the Church of Asia be the Church of the Poor. This calls for a process of conversion, which has to mean concretely bringing the more human dimensions into the life of our nations and people. "Human Work, Human World, Human Development" aims to help focus reflections of the faithful on the rich heritage of the universal Church in the context of Asian realities. It contains social teachings of the Church on the essence of Christian faith.


 

 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). The Social Doctrine of the Church "Foundation for a New Evangelization in Asia" (Re-reading Centesimus Annus in the context of Asia). Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 1991. pp. 48. Centesimus Annus does not just trace the evolution of the Church's social thought but more concretely points to its rooted-ness in the Gospel as an essential aspect of the evangelizing mission of the Church. This document is a collation of relevant ideas from the Encyclical that have a particular and specific relevance to the Church in Asia and also as a supplement to the Colloquium on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the Context of Asia, organized by the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences.



FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). Colloquium on Church in Asia in the 21st Century. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 1997. pp. 502. This book documents the proceedings of the Colloquium on Church in Asia in the 21st Century organized by the FABC-OHD at the Redemptorist Centre, Pattaya (Thailand) August 25-31, 1997. The full text of all inputs and presentations are included as well as the participants' resolutions. The colloquium revisited the journey of the Church in Asia, especially since the First Meeting of the Asian Bishops in 1970, and envisaged the Church in the Jubilee Year 2000 and beyond.


 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). Discovering the Face of Jesus in Asia Today. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 1998. pp. 76. This booklet is a collection of quotations from various FABC documents since 1970 as they refer to Jesus Christ. The quotations are meant to aid prayer, contemplation and reflection, and can be for individual or group use. Religious educators will also find the book useful. Familiarity with Jesus "The Word" will initiate a rooted-ness in Him that can bear fruit in our lives.


 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). Human Promotion and Human Rights in the Third Millennium. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 1999. pp. 209. The Consultation on Human Promotion and Human Rights in the Third Millennium (Redemptorist Centre, Pattaya February 8-13, 1999) is part of the process of preparing for the Great Jubilee and the New Millennium. The thread running through the consultation is calling for A Renewed Church in Asia, in the face of globalization and the marginalization of the poor. The participants believed that this is possible with greater commitment to Human Promotion and the protection of Human Rights as an integral dimension of our faith. This booklet contains the full texts of the presentations and the final statement.


 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). The Prophetic Path to the New Millennium through Social Advocacy. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 2000. pp. 208. The publication documents the Consultation on Advocacy for Justice and Peace in the 21st Century organized by the FABC-OHD at the Redemptorist Center, Pattaya (Thailand) August 28-September 1, 2000. We in the Church today are becoming aware of the sufferings of millions of people due to various dehumanizing global trends and thus, are being challenged to address the root causes of these problems. The Consultation was part of the process of seeking a common understanding of what is happening in the world today and to clarify the meaning and role of advocacy.


 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). Our Common Way Forward. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 2001. pp. 213. "Our Common Way Forward" is the documentation of the fourth Faith Encounters in Social Action (FEISA IV), a program that looked at Muslim-Christian relations in South East Asia. The FEISA process was an opportunity to sit together to examine closely the realities of the modern world especially the impact of globalization on the lives of people of all faiths.


 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees: A New Way of Being Church. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 2003. pp. 101. This booklet is the summary of the fifth Faith Encounters in Social Action (FEISA V) organized by FABC-OHD in collaboration with the Dioceses of Kota Kinabalu and Keningau in Sabah, Malaysia. The program is a response to the Holy Father's call to make interreligious dialogue the focus of our social ministry, especially in the context of Asia. A deeper understanding of migration in Asia and the realities of undocumented migrants and refugees will make us more aware of our responsibilities as local Churches and as Universal Church.


 

 

FABC-Office of Human Development (Ed.). The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. Manila: FABC-Office of Human Development, 2003. pp. 72. The booklet is a reproduction of a public document, "The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict," that aims to bring to all in the Church insights of the multi-faceted and deep-rooted problem of the Palestine-Israel Conflict that indirectly affects solidarity among nations and within nations, and has far-reaching consequences.


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