“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 find … 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)

“You Are What You Eat: The Ethics Of Eating Meat And Queer Ecofeminism,” Keynote by Sharon Bong (Malaysia)

Sharon Bong problematizes the conflation of vegetarianism even veganism as a prototypical ecofeminist ethic. In doing so, it aims to uncover the deeper relationality between human and animal that goes beyond the anthropocentrism embedded in Laudato Si (2015) and most feminisms including ecological feminism or ecofeminism. Within a Christian framework, the human created in the … Continue reading “You Are What You Eat: The Ethics Of Eating Meat And Queer Ecofeminism,” Keynote by Sharon Bong (Malaysia)

EWA’s First E-Book Now in Amazon.com

Selected papers from EWA's 6th conference in 2013 are now available as a Kindle e-book in Amazon (amazon.com). The selection on liberating power includes papers on clergy sexual abuse (based on the author's own experience of pursuing a personal complaint against such abuse), the theology of wandering women (on women and migration), whether Jesus' healing … Continue reading EWA’s First E-Book Now in Amazon.com

“Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives”, Note from the Editors

The story of Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) begins in a conference organized by the Asian Federation of Catholic BishopsConference (AFCBC). Greatly outnumbered by men, the four women theologians present wondered among themselves, “Where are the women theologians? Are there more women in Asia who are doing theology that is culled from women’s experiences?” … Continue reading “Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives”, Note from the Editors