2008 BEC National Assembly

BEC National Assembly

November 5-8, 2008

Cagayan de Oro City

Theme: BECs and Rural Development



1)      The National BEC Office and consultants will study the recommendations of the 2nd CBCP-BEC National Congress to be presented to the CBCP-BEC Committee Board for approval, especially taking into account the following

a)      Information network (e.g. website, directory, newsletter, etc.)

b)      Establishment of BEC Regional offices

c)      Facilitate access to BEC Formation programs, materials, and resource persons,  Assist in the networking on Rural Development initiatives (e.g. marketing, processing, etc.)

d)      Assist in advocacy actions for common issues (e.g. environment, farmers’ rights, good governance, etc.)

e)      Suggest to include BEC in the seminary formation and on-going formation of the clergy,

f)       Stress that BECs are catalyst for total human development

g)      To organize a group to facilitate the publication of BEC guidelines and manuals as prescribed by PCP II

2)      That the BEC National Office level-off with other CBCP bodies to further their collaboration in assisting the dioceses and regions in the implementation of the BEC thrust.

3)       That the participating delegates to the 2nd CBCP-BEC National Congress commit themselves to implement their diocesan / regional / national initiatives and plans, especially in establishing coordination and linkages.