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World-renowned Catholic author, blogger and speaker Jason Evert is returning to the country for “Love #NoFilter”, a conference on chastity, love, and human sexuality at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City on May 25.

Organized by Catalyst for Character Formation Association (Catalyst), the conference will tackle issues confronting the youth.

Mann Rentoy, former Executive Director and now Board Member of Catalyst, said this is the fourth time that they’re bringing Evert back to Manila. “The need continues to be there,” he said.

“Anyone as powerful as Jason in addressing teens must be made to speak to the youth as often as possible because of the obvious crisis in chastity and purity among the young (and not so young) today,” Rentoy said.

Evert founded Totus Tuus Press and Chastity Project, an organization that promotes chastity primarily to high school and college students.

Evert has masters in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, with undergraduate degrees in theology and counselling, with a minor in philosophy.

In 2013, he, along with his wife and fellow speaker Crystallina, spoke at “Real Love Revolution”, a pro-life conference in Manila and was attended by around 8,000 students.

“In effect, this is our way of addressing the crisis in character, which is what my organization is all about,” Rentoy said.

The Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) also endorsed the event.

In a statement, ECY chairman Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian of Bangued encouraged the youth, parents, educators and youth ministers to “join, learn and deepen their understanding of what true love is through this conference.”

He sees this as an opportune moment especially since the Church in the Philippines is celebrating the Year of the Youth, “to intensify promoting more possibilities of enriching our youth, particularly on the theme of love.”

Topics to be covered in the conference include: Understanding the real meaning and beauty of chastity; Helping young people discern real, authentic, and lasting love; Equipping parents and educators with stories, strategies to effectively talk to teens about sexuality; Equipping schools, parishes, and organizations to effectively form the youth in the area of chastity and relationships; Addressing depression due to failed relationships; and Finding one’s soulmate without losing one’s soul and more.

The event will feature three conference sessions for three core groups. The morning session is for students, the afternoon is for young adults and the evening session is for educators and parents.

A free special session for school administrators, parish workers, and community leaders will also be held on May 23, from 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm at St. Therese Parish Hall across NAIA Terminal 3.

“In my experience giving chastity talks around the country, young people yearn to know how to discover love that lasts and this conference may just be the starting point of their journey in pursuing love that is true and authentic-with no filters,” said Bernz Ordoñez Caasi, an educator, speaker, and mentor from PAREF Northfield School for Boys in Quezon City, which leads the promotion of the conference.

“We are hoping that this conference would inspire young people to realize that chastity is not only relevant and realistic but also truly rewarding,” he said.



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