Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

God means well with us

[Homily:  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov 4, 2017, based on Mt. 23:1-12] We sometimes forget.  God means well with us.   And so, very mysteriously, he shares himself with us.  By “mysteriously,” I mean, “difficult for us to understand why … Continue reading

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Mindanao Peace Games: Enrichment through Difference

[Welcome Address: Mindanao Peace Games 2017 at ADDU] Welcome to the Ateneo de Davao University! Welcome to the Mindanao Peace Games 2017! Welcome especially to the heads of schools present: To Dr. Rey Albano of Holy Trinity College, to Dr. … Continue reading

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The 2017 CEAP National Convention

[Closing Remarks in the 2017 CEAP National Convention] At the end of the 2017 National Convention, allow me to say:  In the CEAP we have over the years learned that to strengthen our Communio we must work together through a deeper appreciation of … Continue reading

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A Religious Incompatibility

[Thought Leader Contribution (Religious Sector). Conference on Peace and Prevention of Violent Extremism, by the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID), ASEAN Society of the Philippines (ASP), and Rajaratnan School of International Studies (RSIS). Sofitel Hotel, Manila, 23 September 2017.] … Continue reading

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Transformative School Leadership:  Sharing My Experience at Ateneo de Davao University

[Address: Center for Educational Measurement Conference on “Leading Our Schools to Success.”]   “Leading our Schools to Success” is a wonderful theme for a conference, and I congratulate the Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) for choosing it as its theme.  … Continue reading

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Living and Dying for the Lord

[Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Assumption Chapel, 16 Sept. 2017.] Our readings for this evening coming from Matthew and the Book of Wisdom are beautiful and challenging, but I would like to focus on the message for us of … Continue reading

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That dry cups be filled with wine

[Homily: Birthday of Mary, Chapel of the Assumption, 8 September 2017] Today is the birthday of Mary. Where many of us for whatever reason may have taken a step away from Mary, on her birthday, I propose we take a … Continue reading

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