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Call for Papers

Message from CBAP president, Maricel Ibita:

The CATHOLIC BIBLICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (CBAP) cordially issues this CALL FOR PAPERS to its members on the theme, "Speak, Lord! (1 Sam 3:9): 25 years of Listening and Responding to God's Word for a World in Crisis."

The major paper will be delivered by Fr. Peter Dubovsky, SJ, Rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome.

We welcome proposals of 250-300 words that

  • use historical, literary, and contextual approaches on biblical interpretation

  • address topics of individual or communal calling/vocation

  • deal with moments of crises in the Bible such as war and subjugation to imperial powers, ecological disasters, disability, injustice and exploitation or family crisis

  • relevantly connect with the challenges of contemporary Philippine and global society


  • Six (6) accepted presentations will qualify for ADMU’S Lakbay-Aral Biblia–Kwan-Laurel Opportunity for Humanities (ALAB -KOH) subsidy of Php 4,000.00 for airfare

  • Presentations will be 20 minutes (2500 words) and 10 mins for Q&A

  • After a peer review process, the qualified presentation papers will be published in 2025 as a special coverage of CBAP’s Silver Anniversary in Landas, the journal of the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University

Please submit your proposal using this link:

Important Dates:

  • 15 April 2024 - Call for papers closes.

  • 22 April 2024 – Decision on the accepted papers.

  • 6 September 2024 – Convention presentation handouts due date.

  • 20-22 September 2024 – Annual convention presentation.


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