Dr. Gale A. Yee, this year's guest speaker at the CBAP Annual Convention, gave a public lecture at the Loyola School of Theology Cardinal Sin Center last 26 July 2006 at 8:00 in the evening. Her paper, "The Book of Ruth: An Asian American Perspective" used insights from sociological studies on Asian citizens and immigrants in the U.S. to interpret the stories in the Book of Ruth. Dr. Yee's novel approach using contextual reading of Scripture aroused great interest among the mostly lay audience, who--despite heavy rain that evening--attended the lecture. [For more pictures of the public lecture, click on: 1, 2, and 3.] Two days earlier, on 24 July 2005, Dr. Yee, accompanied by Sr. Helen Graham, MM, had lunch with the LST professors, during which they discussed current trends in Biblical hermeneutics and interpretation.
The CBAP BOT tendered a testimonial dinner in honor of Prof. Gale A. Yee last July 26, 2006, at the Loyola School of Theolohy board room. Incoming and outgoing trustees were present. The Executive Secretary of the CBAP, Herb Schneider SJ, a culinary expert and an avid gourmet, prepared a sumptuous array of delicacies that delighted everyone at table. Toward the end of the dinner, the newly elected President of CBAP, Rev. Victor Nicdao, thanked Dr. Yee on behalf of CBAP for coming to the Philippines to be the main speaker at the CBAP Annual Convention and to give a series of lectures at various schools in Metro-Manila. [For more pictures of the testimonial dinner, click on: 1 and 2.