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Bayidiwata

PhilippinesSt. Louis MO USA, Philippines

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November 5, 2009
October 3, 2009

Bayidiwata

About Me: 

I am a 2nd level student at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis Missouri (MO), USA and doing volunteer internship at the Institute for Peace and Justice. (Checkout www.ipj-ppj.prg)
Before I came to the US I was a religious sister in the Philippines working with women and youth for 21 years. I worked in religious formation, lay leadership formation, family organizing and women/gender advocacy. I left the congregation officially in 2005 and worked for the Integrated Pastoral Development Initiative (IPDI) for four years. IPDI is a non-profit organization that worked with more than 40 local communities and church and civic organizations. May passion in life is women empowerment especially the marginalized. I love working with women and listening to women stories and discovering the presence of the sacred in them.

My Passions: 
Women, gender, theology, spirituality, art and writing, advocacy, interfaith/interregligious dialogue
My Challenges: 
Mainstreaming of gay/lesbian spirituality in church and religion.
My Vision for the Future: 
A world of equal opportunity, diversity in faith and belief, earth friendly, and living in peace based on justice.
My Areas of Expertise: 
Women/ Gender, theology, spirituality
My Languages: 
Other, English, Spanish, Cebuano, Hiligaynon

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