Ecclesia of Women in Asia

Forum of Asian Catholic Women Theologians

Ecclesia of Women in Asia

Ecclesia of Women in Asia seeks to develop theologizing from Asian women’s perspectives and the recognition of Asian Catholic women theologians as colleagues in theological discussions within the Church and the Academe.

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Peace Prayer

My friend in Toronto, Canada, now in his 80's, has yearned for a world of peace for as long as I have known him. I admire Austin Repath greatly for his relentless search in how find a way to make a difference.  Here is a small extract from his…Continue

Started by Sr. Julia Ong, ij in General Discussion Aug 5.

Ecclesia of Women in Asia: Theologizing into the 21st Century

 In taking the theme "The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives" as the focus of its 7th Biennial conference, Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) seems to be moving with the times. Bringing together around…Continue

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EWA 8 Call for Papers/Participants

CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPANTSFoodscapes: Gastronomy, Theologies and Spiritualities,  Catholic Asian Feminist Theological Orientation8th Biennial ConferenceVenue: VietnamDate: January 18-21, 2018  WHO WE AREEcclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) is an…Continue

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About Ecclesia of Women in Asia

 Group picture of the participants during the 5th EWA Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 5 to 9, 2011.


Our name "Ecclesia of Women in Asia" expresses the desire of women to enter the mainstream Church as fully responsible ecclesial participants and partners in the life of the Church. EWA seeks to raise the consciousness that women are Church and always have been Church. The logo is a picture of the globe with women encircling it, symbolizing the spirit of women building inclusive communities.

Mission Statement
Ecclesia of Women in Asia is committed to the formation of inclusive and just ecclesial communities and societies by theologizing from Asian women's perspectives and recognizing Asian Catholic women as equal partners in the life of the Church.

The Ecclesia of Women in Asia aims to:
Gather the voices of Asian Catholic women theologians and make these heard;
Give visibility to the contribution of Asian women in shaping and transforming the Church and world;
Express the desire of women to be respected as fully responsible ecclesial partners and leaders in the life of the Church;
Recognize and actualize woman as image of God; and
Endeavor to build communities that are inclusive, equitable, sustainable and just at local, regional and global levels,

EWA encourages and assists Catholic women in Asia to engage in research, reflection and writing towards doing theology that:
a. Is inculturated and contextualized in Asian realities;
b. Builds on the spiritual experience and praxis of the socially excluded;
c. Promotes mutuality and the integrity of creation;
d. Dialogues with other disciplines, Christian denominations and faiths.

Programs and Activities
In furtherance of its Mission and Visiion, EWA:
- organizes conferences that encourage the writing of original and creative theological papers for publication;
- fosters communication and discussion among Catholic women theologians through a cyberspace group and a website;
- dialogues with feminist, grassroots, or theological movements and women from other faiths;
- conducts such other programs and activities as may help in the attainment of our vision.

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THE WOMAN SUFFERING A HEMORRHAGE FOR 12 YEARS (Mark 5:21-43) A reflection by Erlincpm

Celebrating the International Women's Day with women from St. Louis, I wrote the following reflection.

“She said to herself, ‘If I only I could touch his cloak, I will be made well.’ [Mt 9:21, Mk 5:28] In the Gospel of Mark the voice of… Continue

Posted by Erlinda C. Perlado Mertens MAPS on March 17, 2015 at 10:24am




Was it not 

when the reputation of the honourable Joseph 

was most vulnerable

that his response to God was most just?


Was it not

when Mary's…


Posted by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on January 5, 2014 at 10:02am

Shifting Negative Paradigm


This is a true  story  of the women  who, with the help of Action  for Nurturing Children  and  Environment, Inc (ANCE) and its partner, SVD Austria,  formed   Basic Ecclesial…


Posted by suzette nellas on August 29, 2013 at 12:10pm

What God is this?

What God is this?

Fed by a woman's blood

Cradled in her placenta
Struggled out of her womb
insignificantly among the lowly
just like any baby

Posted by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on August 18, 2013 at 3:33pm

Mary, Mother of God

Has God-consciousness been born yet?

How can it be I am a virgin?
How can it be I am an atheist,…

Posted by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on January 1, 2013 at 1:39pm


Posted by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on December 25, 2012 at 4:00pm

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