Agnes Brazal

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Antipolo City, Rizal Philippines

St. Vincent School of Theology-Adamson University


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Prior Education Background:
SThD/PhD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1998 STL/MA Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1994 BS Management Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, 1981

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Recent Publications:
Books Co-editor of Feminist Cyberethics in Asia: Religious Discourses on Human Connectivity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Transformative Ethics: East Asian Contexts (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2010), Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia (ADMU press, 2008) and Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in Asia (ADMU press, 2007; finalist in National Book Development Award). Co-author of Intercultural Church: Bridge of Solidarity in the Migration Context (forthcoming, Sopher Press). Author of Growing Up as Christians in God’s Family (Trinitas, 2009; rev. ed. 2014; Gr. 1-6 textbook) Articles/Book Chapters Forthcoming (with Emmanuel S. de Guzman). “Intercultural Church: A Challenge in the Asian Migrant Context.” In Migration and Church in World Christianity, ed. Peter Phan and Elaine Padilla. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2014. "Metaphorical Ecclesiology: Faith-based Responses to Sex Trafficking." Concilium 3 (2011): 94-104, ed. Lisa Cahill and Elaine Wainwright. "Cooking/Stitching Cultures: Interculturality as a Christian Feminist Peace Praxis," in Practicing Peace: Feminist Theology of Liberation,Asian Perspectives, ed. Judette Gallares, RC and Astrid Lobo-Gajiwala (Quezon City: Claretian Publications), 57-80. "East Asian Discourses on Harmony: A Mediation for Catholic Social Teaching." In Catholic Social Teaching in Global Perspective, 118-46, ed. Dan McDonald. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2010. "Redeeming the Vernacular: Doing Postcolonial-Intercultural Theological Ethics." Asian Horizons 4, no. 1 (June 2010): 50-66. "A 'Models' Approach: Teaching Fundamental Moral Theology in an Intercultural World," in Transformative Theological Ethics, 69-87, ed. Brazal, Cartagenas, Genilo and Keenan. “Harmonizing Power-Beauty: Gender Fluidity in the Migration Context.” Asian Christian Review 4, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 32-46.

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
Coordinator-Graduate School (MA/PhD), Director-Office for Research and Publications and Graduate Program Coordinator (MA/PhD) St. Vincent School of Theology-Adamson University (2013) Theology Series editor, Ateneo de Manila University Press (2006- ) Editorial Board member, Asian Christian Review (2007- ), Budhi Journal (2011-) Planning Committee member, CTEWC (2007- ) Past Coordinator (2004), Consultant (2005-2009) Joint Treasurer (2005-present), Ecclesia of Women in Asia Past President (2009-11), Board of Trustees (2002-2008), Founding member, Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines (DaKaTeo) Senior Research Fellow, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, dePaul University, Chicago (2012) Visiting Fellow- Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (2006)

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental moral theology
  • Social ethics
  • Sexual ethics
  • Political ethics
  • Virtue ethics
  • Human rights
  • Feminist ethics
  • War and peace
  • Globalization
  • Environmental ethics

Past Events:

  • Berlin 2013
  • Nairobi 2012
  • Trent 2010
  • Manila 2008
  • Padua 2006

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