EWA 3: Asian Women Theologians (Homily during the Opening Liturgy , January 21, 2007)

by Fr. Clement Waidyasekara omi In today’s gospel Luke specifies that Jesus went to the Nazareth synagogue “on the Sabbath day, as was His custom”. Luke, who places great stress on Jesus as being in total conformity with the Jewish faith and the Hebrew Scriptures, emphasizes Jesus as a faithful and devout Jew who, like … Continue reading EWA 3: Asian Women Theologians (Homily during the Opening Liturgy , January 21, 2007)

EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Tissa Balasuriya

Dialogue with Tissa Balasuriya OMI On 5 June 1994, the Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka publicly declared that the publication entitled "Mary and Human Liberation" by Fr Tissa Balasuriya, O.M.I. contained statements incompatible with the faith of the Church regarding the doctrine of revelation and its transmission, Christology, soteriology and Mariology1.For the EWA participants, the … Continue reading EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Tissa Balasuriya

EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., January 22, 2007

Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., founder and director of the Tulana Research Centre in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, earned his first doctorate in Buddhist studies, the first ever awarded to a non-Buddhist by the University of Sri Lanka. A pioneer of Liberation theology in Asia, he teaches that spirituality is not the practical conclusion of theology, but … Continue reading EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., January 22, 2007

EWA 3: Inter-religious Dialogue

Inter-religious Panelists – Three women each speaking from the heart of her own religious tradition: left to right: Mrs. Jezima Ismail (Muslim), Dr. Selvy Thruchandran (Hindu), (Dr. Pathma Ratnayake (Buddhist), Marini de Livera (Catholic moderator) This session was chaired by Marini de Livera, whose gracious introduction of each panelist set the tone for a rich … Continue reading EWA 3: Inter-religious Dialogue

EWA 3: Doing Theology as a Feminist in an Asian Context

Notes on the workshop facilitated by Lieve Troch. “What is a feminist” and “how do we do Asian feminist theology,” participants wanted to know. Lieve Troch, professor of systematic theology in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and visiting professor in Brazil, Sri-Lanka, and Indonesia began by looking first at the key words: Theology, Feminist, Asian Context, and … Continue reading EWA 3: Doing Theology as a Feminist in an Asian Context

Papers, Authors, Workshops of the 3rd EWA Conference, (Titles and Authors only)

January 21, 2007 Plenary A: Dr Antoinette Gutzler, MM 'Shadow Lives/ Public Faces: Women, Marriage and Family Life in Taiwan' Plenary B: Dr Angela Wong Wai Ching; 'Love Not Only Your Kin, Parent Not Only Your Children: A Challenge to Building Alternative Families in Asia' January 22, 2007 Plenary C. Dr Astrid Gajiwala, 'Celebrating Differences: … Continue reading Papers, Authors, Workshops of the 3rd EWA Conference, (Titles and Authors only)