BIBLIODRAMA WORKSHOP SEMINAR AT CLFC

CLFC NOW OFFERING BIBLIODRAMA

WORKSHOP SEMINAR

 

WHAT IS BIBLIODRAMA

 Bibliodrama. Is an intensive confrontation with a Scripture text (story) in which the participants come to know better themselves and their world by trying to discover themselves and the world in which they live in and through the Scripture text.

 The method is as follows: With the help of a facilitator the group tries to enter into a text: assisted by the facilitator through conversations, interviews, gestures, acting and taking into account one’s social situation and culture, each participant eventually finds a particular place in the biblical narrative. In this way, a personal relationship is developed, its depths and actually are discovered and the rest comes alive.

Thus spiritual process starts, a process in which the personal history of each participant, the common history of the group and the faith tradition are clarified through their interaction. At the same time the background of the Scripture text becomes transparent as this multidimensional activity (process) helps to discover and experience the spiritual power of biblical wisdom; it also helps to dissolve blocks of a distorted faith tradition e.g. a false image of God. This leads to a creative process in which the participants are changed, allowing new life to emerge. The individual feels encouraged to listen to the Word of God in his/her everyday life, and to live accordingly, even if this leads to a totally new path.

THE BIBLICAL TEXT COMES TO LIFE

The impact of Bibliodrama on a holistic approach, a process which draws it spiritual power from LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD with ear, heart, hand and intellect. In this way the Word of God can bring about an inner transformation and create a spiritual fertility by giving life and by enabling to pass life on to others.

What causes this Bibliodrama boom?

We presume that there are various reasons for the sudden interest in Bibliodrama methods among religious educators, lay ministers, leaders  and are looking for new methods:

  • the hope that in this way biblical texts can be contextualized in today’s realities (e.g. in the sense of an aggiornamento, the word coined by John XXIII)
  • the hope to discover the Bibliodrama as a possibility to counter the crisis of traditionalizing our faith
  • dissatisfaction with historical-critical approaches to biblical texts and the demand for a more creative approach which makes better use of human imagination
  • attraction of the method and the part that is played by human experience and group interaction, which previously was not so welcomed in church circles
  • the expectation to find a point where critical scripture reading and personal experience meet
  • to do this in a group and not alone
  • the inclusion of therapeutic elements and psychological explanations in our pastoral praxis and training (clinical and pastoral psychology)
  • dissatisfaction with the head-centered training of pastoral agents that seems to be far removed from reality and the wish to integrate the cognitive, affective and spiritual levels in the human person
  • specific dissatisfaction with the traditional theology in the pedagogy of religion.

 The Cebu Lay Formation Center is now offering the Bibliodrama Seminar Workshop with Certified Facilitators from the BIBLIODRAMA PHILIPPINES under the auspices of the  Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA)  of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

CONTACT US

For requests, invitations and further information:

Email:  clfc.talamban@gmail.com                       

Call:

(032)3440170

511-6471

4957086 (telefax) 

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 Visit us at: CLFC, Talamban, Cebu City

(at the back of San Isidro Parish Church)

INTENSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE SCRIPTURE TEXT

BIBLIODRAMA PHILIPPINES AT URDANETA CITY, PANGASINAN WITH MOST REV. JACINTO A. JOSE, DD - BISHOP OF URDANETA

 

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