“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)

“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)