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INSTITUTE OF FORMATION AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

IFRS offers religious formation and theological studies with the following characteristics: Contextual, Integrated, Inclusive and Transformational.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2023

January

22

Student Assembly

Student Assembly

2023

January

27

61st Foundation Day

IFRS Foundation Day

NOTICE BOARD

Welcome back!

Notice #1

CORE VALUES

The Institute of Formation and Religious Studies commits to upholding and developing the following
core values among the administrators, faculty, personnel, and students through its academic and

non-academic activities.

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JUSTICE, PEACE, AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION

Engaging communities of people and creation through exposure programs;

Awakening consciousness on the biblical meaning of justice, peace, and creation;

Becoming aware of the socio-economic realities of peoples in the world, especially the poorsectors of society in Asia;

Regaining one’s identity as children of the earth and being aware of the state of the
environment and creation;

Taking actions on behalf of justice, peace, and integrity of creation.
 

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Celebrating life as a community through liturgical and para-liturgical activities;

Doing community services as one IFRS community in solidarity with the poor;

Respecting differences while building on similarities;

Fostering Christian communities in and out of the Institute and building Christian relationships
among men and women congregations and institutes, religious and lay, ethnic groups and
nations, Christians and other believers.environment and creation;

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PARTICIPATORY LEADERSHIP

Forming each student, program participant, and personnel to become a leader;

Participating actively in classroom work, student activities, institutional affairs, and community
services;

Facilitating liturgies, programs, conferences, integration days in teams;

Developing activities and programs that respond to local, national and global issues;

Networking with other like-minded cause-oriented organizations, as well as government and non-government organizations.