Representation: Struggles and Politics (The World Behind the 2nd EWA Volume)

by Agnes Brazal, Editor of Body and Sexuality, Pastoral and Theological Perspectives of Women in Asia. The EWA book publication is an important dimension of our mission to make the voices of Asian women theologians heard not only within the Church and the Academe in Asia, but also internationally. This task of representation, however, is … Continue reading Representation: Struggles and Politics (The World Behind the 2nd EWA Volume)

EWA 3: Comments on the Conference

Virginia: We have come to the end of the presentations. What struck us strongly? Nonie: I was struck by Astrid’s exposition. We have possibilities for interfaith dialogue in Asia. Basic Human Communities are right among us, but interfaith families are not acknowledged. We got insight into what interfaith dialogue means to nations. Annette: Two reflections…1)Christians … Continue reading EWA 3: Comments on the Conference

EWA 3: Asian Women Theologians (Homily during the Opening Liturgy , January 21, 2007)

by Fr. Clement Waidyasekara omi In today’s gospel Luke specifies that Jesus went to the Nazareth synagogue “on the Sabbath day, as was His custom”. Luke, who places great stress on Jesus as being in total conformity with the Jewish faith and the Hebrew Scriptures, emphasizes Jesus as a faithful and devout Jew who, like … Continue reading EWA 3: Asian Women Theologians (Homily during the Opening Liturgy , January 21, 2007)

EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Tissa Balasuriya

Dialogue with Tissa Balasuriya OMI On 5 June 1994, the Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka publicly declared that the publication entitled "Mary and Human Liberation" by Fr Tissa Balasuriya, O.M.I. contained statements incompatible with the faith of the Church regarding the doctrine of revelation and its transmission, Christology, soteriology and Mariology1.For the EWA participants, the … Continue reading EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Tissa Balasuriya

EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., January 22, 2007

Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., founder and director of the Tulana Research Centre in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, earned his first doctorate in Buddhist studies, the first ever awarded to a non-Buddhist by the University of Sri Lanka. A pioneer of Liberation theology in Asia, he teaches that spirituality is not the practical conclusion of theology, but … Continue reading EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., January 22, 2007