Religious Education Department

International Conference on Values and Religious Education

Register now International Conference on Values And Religious Education 2023

Theme: Nurturing Dialogue, Inclusiveness and Mission through Values and Religious Education

The educational process has always been described as a life-long journey. For as long as a person lives, most people are continually learning, and the teaching-learning process never ends. Education, therefore, must inspire people to a lifelong journey of learning and teaching as well.

This International Conference on Values and Religious Education (ICVRE) is a step in this educational journey. It is important for educators, researchers, students, and facilitators of values and religious education in public and private basic and higher education levels to take time to gather, share, present and discuss, listen, and learn among themselves experiences and challenges, practices and programs, current perspectives and research findings that will help improve values and religious formation programs.

Inspired by the spirit of the forthcoming Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church in 2023, ICVRE 2023 adopts the theme “Nurturing Dialogue, Inclusiveness and Mission through Values and Religious Education.” It is the main objective of this international conference to provide a forum for discussions with a particular focus on the dialogic and inclusive nature of values and religious education and its relevance and implications in the mission of educators.


This international conference is open to values and religious educators, students and researchers, campus ministers, catechists, and pastoral workers, religious and lay leaders and other professionals involved in different values and religious formation programs and activities. ICVRE 2023 aims to:

  • provide a forum for sharing and discussion of current issues and perspectives in values and religious education;
  • offer an opportunity to learn the emerging trends and concepts in values and religious education;
  • facilitate discussions and sharing of experiences, practices, program, and policies in teaching and implementing values and religious formation program;
  • serve as a venue for presentation of the latest research findings in the field of values and religious education;
  • inspire participants to learn and apply innovative methods in their teaching and ministry;
  • promote a sense of solidarity, collaboration, and linkages among the participants;
  • empower the participants in nurturing dialogue, inclusiveness, and mission both in their personal and professional commitments; and
  • highlight the significance of values and religious education in nurturing dialogue, inclusiveness, and mission.

Registration Fee

Start of registration: March 1, 2023

local participants

Php 700.00


USD 13.00

Deadline for submission of abstract: April 26, 2023

Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee: May 15, 2023

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The ICVRE 2023 organizing committee invites researchers to present their papers during the conference. Suggested topics include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Approaches/Strategies in teaching religious and values education
  • Catechesis and Religious Education
  • Challenges in teaching religious and values education
  • Ecumenism and Interfaith dialogue
  • Gender and Development Issues
  • Home-School-Community Partnership
  • Human rights and Peace education
  • Issues on Justice and Peace
  • Religious Tolerance and Conflict
  • School Leadership and Values/Religious Education
  • Values Education and School Ethos, Policies, and Practices
  • Youth/Campus ministry

In order to present at the conference, your abstract must first pass a “double-blind” peer review process. Please take note of the following important dates:

Important dates (deadlines) for Presenters

  • Deadline for submission of abstract: April 26, 2023
  • Results of abstract review: Within 1-2 weeks after submission
  • Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee: May 15, 2023
  • Deadline for submission of pre-recorded video, bio-note, and ID picture: May 15, 2023

Guide for Paper Presenters:

  • Submit an abstract of your paper (around 250 words) on or before April 26, 2023. Send your abstract to the email address:
  • Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks through a double-blind peer review process.
  • If your paper is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email from the ICVRE 2023 organizing committee.
  • You must submit a pre-recorded video of your presentation. The video file must be in MP4 format, landscape orientation, and with a maximum duration of 20 minutes. Please check the quality of your video before uploading. It is recommended that your video includes a window box with the speaking presenter, instead of a voice-over presentation only. Send your video to:
  • You must be available for a short Q and A during your presentation timeslot.
  • After the conference, we invite you to submit a copy of your full paper to the DLSUD journal Academia Lasalliana Journal of Education and Humanities for it to undergo the review process for publication. Please take note that this is optional and although the organizing committee will recommend your paper, it does not automatically make your paper acceptable for publication.

Day 1: May 26, 2023

Time Details
12:30 p.m.

Introductory Videos

12:30 p.m.

Introductory Videos

  • Invocation
  • National Anthem
  • Welcome Address
  • Opening Remarks
  • Inspirational Message

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Most Reverend Socrates Villegas
    Bishop, Diocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
    Mr. Philips Monterola
    Asst. Principal II, Santa Rosa Science and Technology High School,
    Sta. Rosa City Philippines
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Intermission Number/Interactive Activities
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
    Ms. Aminda Saño
    President, Silsilah Dialogue Movement Zamboanga City, Philippines,
5:15 p.m. Closing Prayer/Reminders/Evaluation

End of Day 1

Day 2: May 27, 2023

Time Details
7:45 a.m.

Introductory Videos

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Opening Prayer
  • RECAP (First Day program)
  • Inspirational Message
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Prof. Fidelis Aggiornamento Saintio
    Sogiejipranata Catholic University, Indonesia
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Intermission Number
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
    Prof. Michael Muega
    UP College of Education,
    Philosophy and Values Education Program
    University of the Philippines
2:00 – 2:15 a.m. Intermission Number
(Breakout Rooms)

End of Day 2

Day 3: May 28, 2023

Time Details
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Opening prayer
RECAP (Second Day program)
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
    Rev. Thomas Surya Awangga, S.J.
    Sogiejipranata Catholic University, Indonesia
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Intermission Number/Interactive Activities
10:00 a.m. CELEBRATION OF THE HOLY MASS (to be followed by the CLOSING PROGRAM)
(Closing Remarks and announcements/reminders about evaluation, e-certificates, etc.)

End of Day 2