Editors’ Note to The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

The Editors’ Note In the 21st century women have scaled newer and greater heights, crashing the many glass ceilings that formerly blocked their progress and growth. Women in fact, have moved from being mere recipients and transmitters of knowledge and tradition to becoming more active participants in the production of knowledge and shaping of tradition. … Continue reading Editors’ Note to The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

“Food, Memory Hunger: Women and Eucharist” by Cyrilla Chakalakal (India)

The mother in feeding the baby gives her life to the baby and in the process she gets emaciated. Who more than a mother can say this is my body this is my blood given to you. The “Take and eat, take and drink” of the Eucharistic of the calumniation, compassionate invitation to hungry crowds … Continue reading “Food, Memory Hunger: Women and Eucharist” by Cyrilla Chakalakal (India)

“Animal Liberation and Rights: Should we be Vegetarians?” by Jeane Peracullo (Philippines)

Jeane examines the arguments presented by environmental philosophers Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Carol Adams on the ethical bases for vegetarianism. They demand the re-appraisal of the place of nonhuman beings in ethical theories, invite the consideration of the relationship between ecology and ethics and encourage reflection on the relationship of humans with nature. They … Continue reading “Animal Liberation and Rights: Should we be Vegetarians?” by Jeane Peracullo (Philippines)

“Sappia-Christ: Rice of Life” by Rachel Joyce Marie O. Sanchez (Philippines)

In the context of the importance of rice in Philippine society and in response to hunger experienced in an urban poor community, women of a particular Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC) initiate and observe "Isang Dakot ng Bigas" (One Handful of Rice), a practice wherein members of BECs contribute rice grains for members of the community … Continue reading “Sappia-Christ: Rice of Life” by Rachel Joyce Marie O. Sanchez (Philippines)

“Food Security and Food Waste: Reflection from Laudato Si and Ecofeminist Perspective” Mary Yuen (Hong Kong)

Mary examines the social phenomenon of food security and food waste and its root causes. She offers theological reflection with insights from Pope Francis’ recent social encyclical Laudato Si' and ecofeminist theology and theories. Pope Francis suggests that together with people’s obligation to use the earth’s goods responsibly, we are called to recognize that other … Continue reading “Food Security and Food Waste: Reflection from Laudato Si and Ecofeminist Perspective” Mary Yuen (Hong Kong)