“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)

Theologians review EWA 8 on CTEWC (Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church) newsletter

CTEWC (Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church) theologians Sharon Bong and Lisa Fullam have written pieces on EWA 8. Read them by clicking on the following links: Sharon Bong, "EWA tasting and seeing Christ as the Bread of Life, Rice of Life and the Meat of Life" Lisa Fullam, "Report on the Ecclesia of … Continue reading Theologians review EWA 8 on CTEWC (Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church) newsletter

“From a Literal well to a well of eternal water: a theological reading of the Samaritan woman’s meeting with Jesus in the light of the struggle of women in Sri Lanka” by Rasika Pieris (Sri Lanka)

In the context of Sri Lanka (SL), it is not misguided to claim that food practices are gender based. They shed light on a broader cultural, religious and economic analysis. Not eating together, not sharing the same food and differences between food practices based on gender differences signify distance, the hierarchical attitude and exclusion of … Continue reading “From a Literal well to a well of eternal water: a theological reading of the Samaritan woman’s meeting with Jesus in the light of the struggle of women in Sri Lanka” by Rasika Pieris (Sri Lanka)

“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)