Kristine C. Meneses is a Deaf and Disability advocate. She shares the perspective of her Deaf community on seeing Deaf and Disability as human diversity. This stance is evident in my published articles that raise awareness about the Deaf, Disabled and Queer. She earned her degree of Ph.D. in Theology at the St. Vincent School of Theology and presently an Asst. Professor at the University of Santo Tomas (both institutes are in the Philippines).  

She is currently the Coordinator of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) and holds a membership in the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines (CBAP). She was an alumna at the Bat Kol Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, Summer 2016 and was a research fellow at the DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Summer 2015. Her field of interests are Biblical Theology and Theological Ethics concentrating on Deaf-Disability and Queer (not limited to gender) perspective and orientation, and Post-structuralism. For a decade now, she continually ministers as a volunteer Sign Language interpreter for Deaf people.

Her latest publications are: “Creatively Claiming Her Space for the ‘Other’: A Socio-Rhetorical Analysis and Poststructuralist Hermeneutics of Matthew 5.39-41” in The 21st Century Women Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives(Delhi: Media House, 2018) and “Silent and Silenced: Deaf Theology and Spirituality,” ​in God’s Image Vol. 36, No. 1 (June 2017).

She would like to thank the following who made this video possible:

Mr. Emmanuel Bernardino (Deaf) of Visual Hands Studio, Camera Operator and Video Editor

Michael “Auch” Autencio (Hearing), Director and Sound Editor

Maria Elena Lozada (Deaf), Sign Language Inset

Christian Romuel Arguelles and Robelyn Arcangel (both Deaf), Production Assistants



September 9, 2018

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

It is only when we begin to “be open,” ephphatha that things will be clear, and we see what they express “correctly.”

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