Redefining Poverty and Development: A Conversation with Indigenous Peoples
Economists from Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University reflect on how helping those in the peripheries affirms a common humanity and what difference it makes in their development.
Businesses for Peace and Development
A forum featuring big businesses and how they have incorporated the welfare of the marginalized communities through their inclusive practices
Spirituality at work: A new approach to growth
This topic is about workplace spirituality with the focus on the integral development of people in the workplace, in particular how to cultivate their inner life/values.
Beyond Good Business: The Business of Doing Good
A multi-awarded social entrepreneur speaks on how she grew her global business on the principle of helping the poor.
Conversations on passion and purpose at work
All forms of work should be fruits of passion and purpose in life. Hear people who took diverse life directions talk about harnessing their passion and discovering the purpose in their liives.
The Nature of Social Enterprises
A discussion and exchange on the nature of social enterprises by a professor and his students who have embarked on businesses that address needs of the marginalized.
Talents and Creativity at the Service of Others: Our Big Enterprise
Done in Rome Summer Camp by EOC INN – What are your talents? Your passion? Promotes creativity, reslience, determination – to have the beauty of growing together.
The Culture of Giving and Responsible Consumerism
The culture of giving–what is it really all about? Sustainable choices, minimalist living, and responsible consumerism
Resourcefulness and Entrepreneurship: Addressing the Money Problem
Two young entrepreneurs trace the opportunities and challenges, failures and successes in various business enterprises they embarked on
You’re Hired!: How to get a job and thrive in it
Tips for applying for a job, landing it, and thriving in it
Happy Piggy Bank
Financial Literacy: Tips on how to budget your allowance and still save
Population Control from an Alternative Perspective
The moral and social view of population control programs and alternatives to consider
Overpopulation Myth: BUSTED!
Does overpopulation really cause poverty? How can we prove there is strength in numbers?
“I want to help”: Beating the Bystander Effect
A forum on how to combat social injustice by concretely initiating change. This digital age has made us bystanders. When we see social injustice, our first instinct is to take out our phones, document and post instead of helping out by volunteerism.
Find Meaning in the Workplace
Ideas on how one can work to be a blessing to others and find meaning in the workplace
Family Business: Is it for you?
Understanding the characteristics of a family business and considering being a part of it
Migration: Pluses and Minuses
The social and economic impact of migration
Smart Money Hacks
This workshop will teach participants how to spend, save and invest wisely to create the life they want.
Preparing for Tomorrow’s World Today
UWhy a paradigm shift to a scientific approach in education is needed to arm our youth for the coming technological revolutions (and the false facts that accompany it)
Zero Hunger Generation
A Forum prepared in collaboration between FAO and the Focolare, aimed at sharing the effort made to reach the ‘GOAL 2’ of the ‘United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”
Journey Through Cancer
This workshop aims to help participants understand illness and Cancer from the perspective of someone who has experienced it, and how her loved ones journeyed with her. It will also help them explore different ways of showing love and solidarity with people going through painful experiences.
Katutubo: Magkakaiba Tayo Ngunit Iisa (Indigenous People: We are different yet we are alike)
This forum will highlight the perceptions we have of indigenous people and their lives, and how we are more alike than we think
Appreciating Philippine History: its highs and lows and why this country and its people are what and who they are
Building SeeWorthy Cultures in Ourselves and in Others (We Will Endure)
Examining the different struggles and sufferings of mankind and how to cope, survive, and remain happy
Unity and Diversity of Faith
Getting to know the similarities and differences of the 5 major religions (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jewish)
Friendship and Dialogue: the Interreligious way of the youth
Friendship connects young people. It is their way of dialogue. The Forum explores the dynamics of friendship as a model of pursuing and sustaining interreligious dialogue for young people
Discerning the Divine Plan for Me
Examining vocations and discerning one’s true calling
From Gender Sensitivity to Person charity: A Call to Unity of Life
Appreciation of an emerging gender trend and catching our biases
A Love to Last a Lifetime
Secrets to a lasting relationship
Taking Charge: Breaking away from addiction
Examining different kinds of addiction, their causes, and how to be freed from them
Conquer Depression Together
Helping others to catch the signs of depression and taking concrete steps to help them
Happy to be Me
Finding peace in being yourself
Make the Dream Work through Teamwork
How to achieve effectiveness as a group
Patience in the World of Instant
Examining unrealistic expectations of the world today and exploring the promises of perseverance
Managing Conflict Through Dialogue
Examining conflict, what causes it, and how dialogue can address it
How High is Your EQ?
How to better manage your emotions to achieve harmony with others
Chiara Lubich’s Art of Loving
Tried and tested characteristics and qualities of loving that generates unity
Changes? No Problem
Remaining grounded in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world
Dialogue for Reconciliation
Learning new methods of bridging different types of gaps (between generations, between religions, etc.)
Understanding the teachings of Islam and debunking common negative misconceptions of this religion
Humanistic Buddhism: Life, Education and Three Acts of Goodness
Understanding the teachings of Buddhism
Understanding the teachings of Hinduism
How to Dialogue and why Suffering?
Engaging in group dynamics to learn skills for dialogue. Learning to accept, live and go beyond suffering, discovering its meaning and value.
Youth World Peace Forum: To build Peace, go beyond all borders
A peace global platform with moments of dialogue, reflections and testimonies of personal life and peace projects lived by young people from all over the world.
A LIVE webinar will connect with speakers in 6 countries and a moment of dialogue with hundreds of youths in the 5 continents.
To know more, watch this link: Youth World Peace Forum in Manila
Think First Before You Buy
Understanding how media objectifies the human body to sell things and discerning one’s needs before making purchasing decisions
Building a Better World for the Hearing Impaired
Understanding the concerns of the hearing impaired and looking for ways to address these
I Hear You
Connecting to hearing impaired persons or those with disabilities.
Meeting of Minds
Constructive exchange of opposing views and finding a win-win perspective that both are happy with
Responding to Terrorism: Understanding Terrorism and what are realistic responses to foster peace and human rights
Understanding Terrorism and what are realistic responses to foster peace and human rights: Truth and reconciliation commissions; peace relationships; experience to foster disarmament and human dignity as a foundation of human rights
Psychological First Aid
Addressing Trauma, Grief, Shock and Depression
Assert Your Rights
Awareness of one’s rights as citizens and remedies that we have in addressing violations
Bully Me Not
Understanding bullying and effectively responding to such intimidation
Training on proper techniques and sensitivities in assisting the blind and visually impaired. Aims to promote accessibility, inclusivity and improve their quality of life and full integration into society.
Peace Skills: How to Build Cultures of Unity
Learning to recognize the different stages and dynamics of the conflict and to foster the dialogue between the parties can be the antidote for the escalation of the contrast. Peace Skills : how to build cultures of unity is a workshop aimed at providing strategies and techniques to do so.
Living Peace International, a Path of Peace Education
There will be a general introduction of Living Peace as a path of education to peace. Everyone will then be divided into 6 different workshops:
- Mandalas for Peace
- Peace Cranes
- Exchange of Peace Flags
- Elephants for Peace. The Iconic Turn. A world without borders
- Peace in 7 words
- One Methodology for a Peace Project
For more details, watch this link: Path of education to peace
The Coast is Clean
Awareness of the cause and effects of pollution on coastal area on people and marine life and what we can do about it.
The Urban Makeover
Experience shared on how a community began renewing its environment, with the help and support of institutions and residents
Ultimate Frisbee Challenge
Learning the sport of Frisbee and teaching street kids how to play
Care for Earth, Our Home
This forum aims to create a motivation for supporting a healthy and sustainable planet. Its objective is to bring about a personal and collective attitude transformation. It encourages a relationship-centered and action-oriented response to the needs of the environment.
Beads that Bind
Appreciating various cultures by connecting beads
Mental Workout: anger management and mindfulness training
In this Workshop, we will conduct exercises to de-stress, expend excess energy, enhance learning, maximize brain use and thinking processes in order to enhance productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in what we do
Breaking the Mental Health Stigma
Understanding the range of mental health problems and learning how to respond to patients empathically in cases where we have a possibility to intevene
Protect and Conserve the Aquatic Ecosystem
Understanding the role of coral reefs in the cycle of marine life and its ecological balance, and adopting a perspective that inspires conservation and care for environment
The cycle of life and how self-sustaining it is; how to cultivate or nurture this flow of nature
Understanding the sources of fear, what effect it has and how it can be a source of motivation.
Be kind and Vego
How food is the new medicine for the body – what we eat determines our long-term health and well-being
Managing Stress in Life
Tips and tricks on how employees can balance work and life/Dissecting stress and how the rainbow life reduces it.
The Best of Me, The Best in You
Understanding the development of Self-esteem and how to enhance it in others.
New Energy, New Light
Appreciating other renewable sources of energy and developing a lifestyle that enhances sustainable consumption of energy, food, and quality of life (include workshop on making “A Litre of Light”)
Bringing life back to medicine
This forum focuses on patient-centered care as a practice despite the challenges of economics and sustainability. It is caring for their patients and their families in ways that are meaningful and valuable to the patients, includes listening to, informing and involving patients in their care.
Spice Up Your Life
Recognizing the importance of culinary herbs, spices and medicinal plants, growing and using them.
Eco DIY 1: From Trash to Cash
Converting trash into useful objects
By Wilhelmina Garcia and Angelizza Ramirez
Eco DIY 2: From Trash to Cash
Making eco bags out of old tetra packs
Making bags out of dried leaves and grass
Trashion: Trash for Fashion
How to make fashionable clothes out of recycled or used clothing
Eco-Tour of Converting Trash to Cash
Visiting the livelihood and recycling centers of Villar SIPAG in Las Pinas city and demonstrating the production of beneficial products from waste materials, i.e. handicrafts from water lilies and school chairs from plastic waste, among others.
Subtraction Meditation: Clear Your Mind, Live Fully
In the practice of meditation, one will realize that the mind has been filled with pictures from the past. Through meditation the mind is cleansed, burdens are eliminated and one is allowed to live freely. One is able to know Truth and find the answers to the basic questions in life.
Watercolor Your Life
Explore watercolor as a dynamic fine art medium through a series of art workshops, artist talks, and live demos. Painting with watercolor is one of the most satisfying artistic expressions today. Learn its basic techniques and discover how delightfully easy it is.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Basic acting and performing for theater
Appreciating the technical aspects of a sustainable architectural design and its conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation
Breathing Life into Poetry
Expressing yourself better through poetry
This workshop aims to teach us how to record and share significant experiences through writing.
Speak up and Make a Difference
Tips for voice acting, events hosting and public speaking
Contemporary Approaches to Native Filipino Music
Participants will be introduced to the formal and structural nature of native Filipino Music, and to learn how to make different musical arrangements that are applicable to native Filipino sounds
Let us Sing Together
Participants will learn choir-singing
Origami 101: The Art of Folding
The participants will learn the gentle, delicate and precise Japanese art of folding paper.
So You Think You Can Dance?
Participants will get to experience different dance forms, such as hip hop, reggae, salsa, merengue, contemporary or jazz.
Imagine, Innovate, Trend
Injecting creativity to improve your business
Motion Picture Language: A Silent Mover of History, Culture and the Future
Understanding the world of moving images and soundscape in relation to society, technology and aesthetics and encounter the diversity in audiovisual storytelling
Architecture to the Limit: Social Challenges
The workshop will be developed through work groups in dialogue to realize a real scale model of a constructive module thought in case of natural disasters, the major challenges in architecture and urban planning (earthquakes, floods, typhoons, etc…) or, in a social way, in areas with few resources and tecnologies ( refugee camps, conflict zones, etc…).
A reverse approach to caring. What happens when we don’t care and others don’t care about us; addresses apathy
Visual Literacy: empowering the millennial photographer
A workshop that integrates history and society into the artistic medium of phone photography. The culminating activity would be to take pictures that capture the essence and beauty of a multicultural society
The Food Experiment
A cooking class where participants can create fusion food using ingredients/cooking styles from different cultures
Is There a False Unity?
This forum discusses what the Pope mentions as the two different categories that are easy to fall into: “diversity without unity” and “unity without diversity”
Be part of the Change. Build & Share a Culture of Unity
One professor and 2 students of the Sophia Institute in Loppiano explain the Culture of Unity to engage educators or those part of the learning process to build such a culture
What is your love language?
How to improve relationships by applying Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages
Discovering the importance of body language and how they are distinct in different cultures
Think Before You Click
Using social media responsibly and positively
The Science of Buying
Analysis of consumer choices and how advertising affects them
Tatooed on my Mind
Indelible communications: strategies on what makes ideas stick and influence how we think
The Digital Wall
Are technology and social media hindrances to real communication?
Honor among Keyboard Warriors
Being a responsible online journalist
Being Active Netizens
How to be active online citizens to contribute to nation building
I Can Make a Difference
Proactivity and self-empowerment versus apathy
The story of GNH (Gross National Happiness)
Governments at Work
Concepts of State and Government
Different forms of corruption–their effects and how to resist them
How to Transform the World in 17 Ways
Know the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to guide action programs and contribute to a sustainable future
Movers of Society
Types of political leaders and how they affect society
“Beyond all Borders: Politics for Unity”
Dialogue and experiences of adults and young people applying the idea of politics for unity at an international and local level. Two workshops will be conducted: 1) Peace/No War: North & South Korea (led by young Koreans) 2) Good governance and public accountability (led by young Filipinos). As a conclusion, young people will take the floor with prepared short speeches presenting their what, why and how in coming up with possible solutions in order to create a network of leaders for a united world.