EWA 3: Love Not only Your Parents, Parent Not only Your Children: Toward Building Alternative Families in Asia

Notes on Dr. Angela Wong's Presentation Family is an important topic in Asia but modernity has challenged our past conceptions and ways of organizing families. Urbanization, like migration, removes family members from their original birthplaces and splits families across countries. Modern values instigate diversities and pluralities, causing the unfolding of new family forms including nuclear … Continue reading EWA 3: Love Not only Your Parents, Parent Not only Your Children: Toward Building Alternative Families in Asia

EWA 3: Shadow Lives, Public Faces: Woman, Marriage, and Family Life

(This is a summary of the presentation by Antoinette Gutzler, Taiwain/USA.  Many women in Taiwan live within a ‘shadow’ world that is hidden beneath the woman's “public” face. It is found in the increasing reports of domestic violence, suicides and trafficked women. Many girls born into this world have their lives shaped by traditional understandings … Continue reading EWA 3: Shadow Lives, Public Faces: Woman, Marriage, and Family Life

EWA 3: REIMAGINING WOMEN, MARRIAGE, AND FAMILY LIFE IN ASIA: A 21ST CENTURY (Conference Homepage)

“How, in the light of faith, do we consider the changing situation of families? How do we enable women to reflect on these situations and assist them to be pro-active? How do we provide men and women with pastoral guidance to meet the 21st century challenges of family life?” These were among the questions posed … Continue reading EWA 3: REIMAGINING WOMEN, MARRIAGE, AND FAMILY LIFE IN ASIA: A 21ST CENTURY (Conference Homepage)