Editors’ Note to The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

The Editors’ Note In the 21st century women have scaled newer and greater heights, crashing the many glass ceilings that formerly blocked their progress and growth. Women in fact, have moved from being mere recipients and transmitters of knowledge and tradition to becoming more active participants in the production of knowledge and shaping of tradition. … Continue reading Editors’ Note to The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

EWA 3: Inter-religious Dialogue

Inter-religious Panelists – Three women each speaking from the heart of her own religious tradition: left to right: Mrs. Jezima Ismail (Muslim), Dr. Selvy Thruchandran (Hindu), (Dr. Pathma Ratnayake (Buddhist), Marini de Livera (Catholic moderator) This session was chaired by Marini de Livera, whose gracious introduction of each panelist set the tone for a rich … Continue reading EWA 3: Inter-religious Dialogue

Papers, Authors, Workshops of the 3rd EWA Conference, (Titles and Authors only)

January 21, 2007 Plenary A: Dr Antoinette Gutzler, MM 'Shadow Lives/ Public Faces: Women, Marriage and Family Life in Taiwan' Plenary B: Dr Angela Wong Wai Ching; 'Love Not Only Your Kin, Parent Not Only Your Children: A Challenge to Building Alternative Families in Asia' January 22, 2007 Plenary C. Dr Astrid Gajiwala, 'Celebrating Differences: … Continue reading Papers, Authors, Workshops of the 3rd EWA Conference, (Titles and Authors only)

Celebrating Differences: The Inter-Faith Family in Dialogue

Notes on Astrid Lobo Gajiwala's presentation "The challenge of an interfaith marriage begins with the decision to love," says Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, founder member of Satyashodhak (Mumbai based Christian feminist group). Married to a Hindu for more than 18 years, according to Astrid, living out the interfaith marriage covenant demands a dialogue of life that … Continue reading Celebrating Differences: The Inter-Faith Family in Dialogue

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