Kapwa, Bayan, at Simbahan: The Dance of the Trinity Today
Jessica Joy Candelario and Estela Padilla
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The celebration of the 500 years of Christianity comes in the midst of a pandemic and has challenged our leadership perspectives and ministry practices. While the pandemic is characterized by isolation and social distancing, it has also encouraged collective action, collaboration, and networking. The paper highlights the participation of people in the pandemic through the metaphor of dance and the symbolic action of individuals and communities. As these “dance” performances gesture towards new pathways in ecclesial life and pastoral practices, it also challenges pastoral responses that dance out of tune with the changing times. A Trinitarian spirituality explored in actual and symbolic dances of daily life is thus suggested to enrich pastoral leadership and ecclesial prophetic participation in society.

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