This book focuses on the Philippines as a powerhouse in the Catholic and global migration landscape. It offers a wide-ranging look at the roles, dynamics, character, and trajectories of Catholic faith and practice in the age of migration through an interdisciplinary, religious, and theological approach to Filipino Catholics’ experience of migration and diaspora both at home and overseas. In so doing, the book introduces the reader to the hallmarks and characteristics of a contextual model of world Christianity and global Catholicism in the twenty-first century.

chapter |15 pages


part I|69 pages

Culture and Religious Experience

chapter 1|13 pages

Looking for God in the Complexities of Filipino Migration and Diaspora

Theology and Filipino Cultural Identities in a Globalized World

chapter 2|13 pages

Toward Sambayanihan in Europe

A Filipino Ecclesiology of Migration

chapter 4|13 pages

What I Have Seen and Heard

The Gifts of Filipino Catholics to the US Catholic Church

chapter 5|15 pages

Faith on the Move

Religious Conversion among Filipino Migrants in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and the USA

part II|78 pages

Political Economy and Social Ethics

chapter 7|14 pages

Migration with Dignity and Climate Justice

Haiyan, Climate Change, and Displacement

chapter 8|17 pages

The Ties that Unbind

Filipino Female Transmigration and the Left-Behind Family as Domestic Church of the Poor through the Lens of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences

chapter 9|18 pages

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Filipinas in International Marriage Migration

chapter 10|13 pages

Cosmopolitanism and Filipinx Crossing Borders

Agency Faces Ethnic and Gender Profiling

part III|58 pages

Mission and Ministry

chapter 11|14 pages

Home and Away

The Philippine Catholic Church's Local and Global Migrant Ministry

chapter 12|14 pages

Catholicism across the Seas

Faith and Pastoral Care among Filipino Seafarers

chapter 13|15 pages


In Pursuit of Immigrant Life in Abundance

chapter 14|13 pages

Overseas Filipino Workers and Missionary Discipleship

Rethinking Missio ad gentes in the Context of the Filipino Diaspora