“Death-by-Abundance: The Daqar of Hunger in Lamentations 4.9” by Kristine Meneses (Philippines)

Today, there are instant meals that are produced, packed, stored and sold for working people on the go, while there are some restaurants that offer “Eat-All-You-Can” or “All-You-Can-Eat” to satisfy your cravings, as if there is no tomorrow. In the country where this writer is based, you will find places to eat in every corner … Continue reading “Death-by-Abundance: The Daqar of Hunger in Lamentations 4.9” by Kristine Meneses (Philippines)

“Animals as Fellow Creatures of God: Welfare of Farmed Animals Based on Laudato Si’” by Heejung Adele Cho (South Korea-Canada)

Heejung argues that strong faith-based reasons are found in Laudato Si that exhorts Christians to carefully consider consuming animal products derived from the factory farming industry. Pope Francis’ Laudato Si proposes the Franciscan vision in which other creatures of God are our sisters and brothers. The encyclical states: “Every creature is thus the object of … Continue reading “Animals as Fellow Creatures of God: Welfare of Farmed Animals Based on Laudato Si’” by Heejung Adele Cho (South Korea-Canada)

Opening Prayer Ritual: Take and Eat (EWA 8)

Introduction Facilitator: Good morning everyone! We are gathered together at this moment to pray with one another at the beginning of our conference. Our theme for our opening prayer ritual is “Take and Eat” We will be reading from the Book of Lamentations which expresses a very difficult situation for women and children during the … Continue reading Opening Prayer Ritual: Take and Eat (EWA 8)

“Women in Labour: Food Security to Birthing their Full Humanity” by Kochurani Abraham (India)

Kochurani's paper explores the gender gaps in food security from a feminist theological framework. It looks at the deprivations women experience in factors related to food production and consumption such as entitlements to land, opportunities to work , just wages and the like and shows how these deprivations point to the denial of their effective … Continue reading “Women in Labour: Food Security to Birthing their Full Humanity” by Kochurani Abraham (India)

“Diminishing Supper, Increasing Love: The Anointing Mary (12:1-8) and the Footwashing Jesus (13:1-20) as the Representors of Asian Women” by Bincy Matthew (India)

In the Gospel of John, the anointing of Jesus’ feet (Jn 12:1-8) and the washing of the disciple’s feet (Jn 13:1-20) are set in a meal context. However, in these two narratives John is much less concerned with the meal as such but rather goes beyond the meal setting to a metaphorical meaning. Some scholars … Continue reading “Diminishing Supper, Increasing Love: The Anointing Mary (12:1-8) and the Footwashing Jesus (13:1-20) as the Representors of Asian Women” by Bincy Matthew (India)

“Dalit Women and Foodscape: A Subaltern Feminist Perspective” by Shalini Mulackal (India)

Shalani Mulackal starts from a Dalit perspective in her reflection on “Dalit Women and Foodscape: A Subaltern Feminist Perspective.” She shares the situation of single woman parent in Delhi with 2 children with not enough to buy food. Her son says that he cannot even remember his studies due to malnutrition. The situation of Dalit … Continue reading “Dalit Women and Foodscape: A Subaltern Feminist Perspective” by Shalini Mulackal (India)

Closing Prayer Ritual: Taste and See (EWA 8)

Introduction Facilitator: Good morning everyone! We are gathered together at this moment to pray with one another at the beginning of our conference. Our theme for our closing prayer ritual is “Taste and See” Our theme is taken from the responsorial psalm which we shall be reading. It invites us to taste and see that … Continue reading Closing Prayer Ritual: Taste and See (EWA 8)