Theology and Philosophy

Philippines Catholic Education and Social Justice Study Tour

The study-trip is aimed at increasing the participants' knowledge and understanding of the character and role of education, particularly in Catholic schools, in a developing Asian country. Of particular interest is how social inequities that are rooted in culture, history, geography, politics, and economics influence education.

During the tour the group visits a variety of schools - experiencing the affluence of a Catholic school in the nation's capital and visiting struggling Catholic and public schools in rural parts of the country. We also visit Smokey Mountain and the Tuloy sa Don Bosco school for street children.

The role of history and culture is considered - both colonial legacies as well as (folk) Catholicism in the Philippines, as expressed in key places, shrines, and churches, including a church on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Read about the inaugural Philippines Study Tour, including student reflections, here.

The next Philippines study tour will be held on 23 September - 2 October 2017.

Contact: Dr Gemma Cruz