Ecclesia of Women in Asia

Forum of Asian Catholic Women Theologians

We would like to issue this call for papers for our feminist theological journal in Asia, In God’s
Image, for the year 2010. The Editorial Advisory Committee of our journal has suggested the
following themes for the four editions in 2010:
March – Asian Feminist Leadership & Ecclesia
June – national issue: Hong Kong
September – Mixed or open issue
December – Holy Spirit & Mariology
(1) March 2010 is on Asian Feminist Leadership & Ecclesia. This edition can include
articles on issues of power and sacraments, liturgy and ministry, and various topics that
have to do with leadership in the church – including whether women’s leadership is
recognized and encouraged in the church or suppressed and devalued. Women’s leadership
in family, NGOs, and the wider society are also very welcome. Please send your
contributions to AWRC at , and
latest by 31 December 2009.
(2) June 2010 will be a national issue on and by our sisters in Hong Kong. Our sisters in
Hong Kong will decide on their guest editor and editorial committee as well as on their
theme. Final date for receiving all manuscripts will be 31 March 2010 at , and
(3) September 2010 will be a mixed and open issue. This is to give space for essays, Bible
studies, reflections, poems, etc. that are already available but may not fit the other editions
with assigned themes. Please send your contributions to AWRC at , and by 30 June 2010.
(4) December 2010 will be on the theme, Holy Spirit & Mariology, a very fitting title
especially in view of December and the related events of Advent and Christmas. Some of
the possible questions related to this topic are: (a) What are some of our articulations of an
Asian feminist theology of the Holy Spirit? (b) What are some of our theological
reflections on Mary and her role in the salvific acts of God? (c) How does Mary inspire
women’s empowerment and feminist engagement in works for transformation?
Please send your contributions for the December edition to AWRC at , and by September 30, 2009.
When you send your articles to us for the different editions, please send along a photo or
graphic/visual design together with some credit to your source (permission for us to use the
photo or graphic). We welcome articles from AWRC members and other Asian women as well
as men who are in solidarity with women in their struggle for genuine partnership and social
Since AWRC is not a profit-making organization, we do not have a policy of giving honoraria
for contributors. But we can give you two copies of the edition in which your article is
published. In God’s Images is subscribed to by a number of theological libraries and
personally by feminist theologians in various parts of Asia and beyond.
Thank you so much for your continuing support.
Hope S. Antone
AWRC Publications Secretary
Anna Marsiana
Coordinator, AWRC

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