|English||Philippine Association for the Study of Culture, History and Religion, Inc.|
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The PASCHR specifically aims to:
The 5th conference of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) held at UST from May 16-19, 2013 with the theme “Healing, Belief Systems, Cultures, and Religions of South and Southeast Asia” led to the idea of establishing a local and national version of the regional association of the SSEASR, with the goal to contribute to the advancement and deepening of Philippine studies on culture and religion by using multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches. Such was a dream of the SSEASR President, Dr. Amarjiva Lochan, which was then supported by the Filipino participants present during the conference.
This meeting of minds and intentions soon led to the formation of a small working group whose willing members formed an ad hoc committee for the legal establishment of what turns out to be the group now called the Philippine Association for the Study of Culture, History, and Religion (PASCHR). The association was then registered as a legal-professional and academic group by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines in September 9, 2013. The following founding members closely coordinated with Dr. Lochan in establishing the group: Dr. Esmeralda Sanchez of the University of Santo Tomas; Albert B. Banico of the San Sebastian College; Delilah R. Labajo of San Carlos University; and Dr. Grace Odal-Devora of the University of the Philippines – Manila. These educators are engaged in research on Philippine Studies.
Later on, the following people became part of the association’s founding members: Dr. Arvin D. Eballo of the University of Santo Tomas; Beejay Sebastian of the Holy Angel University; Michael Raymond Pangilinan, an independent researcher from Angeles City, Pampanga; and Mayor Arnel F. Mendoza, Ph.D., the local head of the municipality of Bustos, Bulacan who supports the endeavors and ideals of new association.
PASCHR is officially recognized as the National Association of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) . It operates under the policies and principles of the parent body International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), which seeks to promote the activities of all scholars and affiliates that contribute to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion. As such, the IAHR is the preeminent international forum for the critical, analytical and cross‐cultural study of religion, past and present. The IAHR is not a forum for confessional, apologetical, or other similar concerns.ʺ
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|Address||Palmera Spring, Ph 3B Blk 4 L15, North Camarin, Caloocan City|
|Tel||+63 02 285 0535|