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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EPIPHANY 2014

EPIPHANY 2014 Was it not when the reputation of the honourable Joseph was most vulnerablethat his…See More
Jan 5
Raynah Braganza Passanha is now a member of Ecclesia of Women in Asia
Nov 9, 2013
Nunes, Vanilson replied to EWA Archives's discussion Important Notice: Inactive Subscribers to be Deleted. Please Indicate in Your Page That You Wish to Continue
"Hi there, I would love to continue. My absence is due to involvement in my work lately.…"
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"I would like to continue. My absence due to the involvement in Human rights programs. thanks."
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Call for Papers/Participants, EWA 6 - Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives 1 Reply

CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPANTSLiberating Power:Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives6th Biennial Conference in collaboration with theCatholic Theological Ethics in the World Church" Venue: Bangalore, IndiaDate: 14-18 November, 2013WHO WE AREEcclesia…Continue

Started by Virginia Saldanha in EWA Conferences. Last reply by Nameeta R Oct 13, 2012.

Important Notice: Inactive Subscribers to be Deleted. Please Indicate in Your Page That You Wish to Continue 36 Replies

Our web community is 146 members strong, a good thing, and a problem. Our ning.com web hosting plan costs $19.95 and has room for only 150 members. We do not have funds for the next higher plan costing $239.95 so the Coordinating Team has agreed to…Continue

Started by EWA Archives in Bulletin Board. Last reply by Nunes, Vanilson Oct 15, 2013.

Call for Website Contributions

Now that it is 2012 and Ecclesia of Women in Asia has a new Coordinating Team that is looking forward to the excitement of bringing together all our positive energies and voices for the renewal and transformation of the Church that we love, members…Continue

Started by EWA Archives in Bulletin Board Jan 3, 2012.

Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in Asia

 Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in Asia…Continue

Started by EWA Archives in EWA Publications Jan 2, 2012.

Will Women Priests Change the Church? 4 Replies

Will Women Priests Change the Church?A new documentary, "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," starts the conversation...By Mary E. Hunt Pink smoke gets in your eyes…Continue

Started by Virginia Saldanha in Study. Last reply by Virginia Saldanha Aug 27, 2011.

EWA V Programme

ECCLESIA OF WOMEN IN  ASIA 5th Biennial Conference (EWA V)Wired AsiaToward an Asian Feminist Theology of Human ConnectivityArchdiocesan Pastoral Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6-9 November 2011 PROGRAMME5 November 2011 (Saturday)17.00              …Continue

Started by Ecclesia of Women WebCoordinator in EWA 5 (2011) Wired Asia, Theology of Human Connectivity. Sep 20, 2011.

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,

Objectives
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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EPIPHANY 2014

EPIPHANY 2014

 

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…

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

Shifting Negative Paradigm

 ANCE SHIFTS 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…

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

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