Ecclesia of Women in Asia

Forum of Asian Catholic Women Theologians

EWA 7 Program


January 19 (5:00 PM) January 21 (11 A.M.) Session on Multicultural Relations (for EWA Members)

Jan. 21 P.mM.

5:00 Welcome/Introduction

           Kochurani Abraham (EWA Coordinator)

6:30 Dinner

7:30 – 8:00 Opening Liturgy

            (Announcement re: Nominations for CT c/o Election Committee)


Jan. 22

6:15 a.m. Breakfast

7:00 Leave for videoconferencing

8:00 to 9:00 Videoconferencing, Moderator Jeane Peracullo

Mary Mee-Yin Yuen (HongKong)

Between National and Local Itentity: Possibility of Solidarity Between Women of HongKong and Mainland China.”

Margaret Devadoss (India)

Spirituality and Psychological Well-being of Women Living with HIV/AIDS.

Response: Nontando Hadebe (South Africa)


9:15 Return

10:00 Break

10:30 – 12:00 Keynote Speaker : Mary John Manananzan, OSB

         Moderator Sharon Bong

P.M. Lunch

3:10 – 3:20 Shibashi (c/o Genny Dumay)

3:30-5:00 1st Plenary Session (Moderator: Metti Amirtham)


Sharon A. Bong

The Feminist Praxis of Talitha Kum Southeast Asia : Combatting Trafficking in Persons to Realising Human Dignity.

Virginia Saldanha/Lisa Isherwood

Breaking the Deafening Silence for the LGBTQ Persons in Asia

Monica Jalandoni Michelle

Anger as Corrective to Filipino Fortitude


5:00-6:30 Keynote Speaker: Nontando Hadebe (South Africa)

Moderator: Agnes Brazal

6:30 Dinner

8:00-8:30 Moderator: Siphim Xavier

Sharing of new Ph.D. Graduate and MEWA

Art Presentation of Marini de Livera (Sri Lanka)

Gathering of Threads (c/o Christine Burke)


Jan. 23

7:00 to 7:45 Breakfast

8:00 Leave for Amadeo

10:00 Dialogue with a Social Entrepreneur, Pacita Juan of Echo Store, which empowers women. A field day at the Amadeo farm. Moderator: Kristin Meneses.

P.M. Lunch

2:10-2:20 Shibashi c/o Genny

2:30 to 4:00 2nd Plenary Session

Moderator: Marini de Livera

Julia Ong (Singapore

Siphim Xavier (Thailand)
Mission History of Women in Thailand: Socio Political Liberation of the poor.”

Dona Sanctis, BS (India)

Magnificant – mary’s Song of Revolution: Pedagogy for Women’s Empowerment in India.”

4:00 -4:30 Break

4:30 to 6:00 3rd Plenary Session Moderator Shalini Mulackal

Pauline Chakkalakal dsp (India)

Who will Roll Away the Stone….? (Mark 16:3) A Feminist Critical Appraisal.”

Kristine Meneses (Philippines

Creatively Claiming Space for the “Other”, a Socio =rehetorical Analysis and Poststructuralist Hermeneutics of Matthew 5:39-41

Helen Romero – Growing up the Santo Nino: From Folk Devotion to Post-colonial Christian Theolog.

6:00-6:15 Gathering of Threads

6:15 Dinner

7:30 – Business meeting (EWA Members)


January 24

7:00 a.m. Mass at the chapel

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 to 10:30 4th Plenary, Moderator, Andrea Lizares Si

Amirtham Metti

Empowering the Female Embodiment from Within: A theological Path Ahead.

Margaret Gonsalves (India)

Theology of Woman: Cosmic Oneness – a Rejuvenating Symphony of Hope’

Judy Sigueira (India)

21st Century Women Moving the Plot.”

10:30-11:00 – Break

11:00-12:30 5th Plenary Session

Moderator: Annette Meutthrath

Genny Dumay (Philippines)

A letter to Pope John Paul II as a Response to his Mulieris Dignitatem, a Letter to Women on the Dignity and Vocation of Women

Hee Jung Adele Cho (South Korea)

Voice of the Voiceless: Influence of Confucianism in Women’s Status in the Asian Roman Catholic Theology and Lonergan’s Self-Appropriation

Stephanie Ann Pue and Rachel Sanchez (Philippines)

Gender Inculturation and the Ecclesiology of Communion in the Philippine Church and Liturgy.

12:30 Lunch

2:30 Business Meeting (EWA members

5:00 to 6:00 Synthesis/Evaluation (c/o Chris Burke)

6:00 Dinner/ Cultural Fellowship/Liturgy

January 25

AM Departure

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