Ecclesia of Women in Asia

Forum of Asian Catholic Women Theologians

Tentative Program of the 4th EWA Conference (postponed to January or February, 2009)

ECCLESIA OF WOMEN IN ASIA
‘Practicing Peace: Towards an Asian Feminist Theology of Liberation’

Salesian Retreat House, Hua Hin, Thailand
(Date in January or February, 2009 to be announced. The conference had to be postponed because of more urgent issues facing the people of Thailand)

PROGRAMME


December 5, 2008 (Friday)
1700 Arrival of Participants & registration

1900 DINNER
Informal Introduction of participants

December 6, 2008 (Saturday)

0700 – 0800 BREAKFAST
0800 – 0900 Opening Liturgy - Mass
0900 – 0930 Welcome Address and Presentation of the Program

0930 –1130 Session I: Peace & Hermeneutics


0930 – 1000 “Blessed Are the Peacemakers”: A Rereading of the Sermon on the Mount from an Asian Feminist Perspective.
Gallares, Judette (Philippines)

1000 – 1030 “Peace be with you” (Jn 20:19, 21) in the Johannine Gospel and the Disciples’ Mission of Reconciliation.
Miura, Nozomi (Japan)

1030 – 1100 Is Jesus Suggesting We Submit for the Sake of Peace?:
An Exegetical Analysis on Matthew 5:39-41
Meneses, Kristine (Philippines)

1100 – 1130 Discussion
(5-minute breaks after each paper presentation is at the discretion of the chairperson)


1130 – 1200 Reflection

1200 – 1400 LUNCH






1400 – 1530 Session II: Peace & gender


1400 –1430 Retrieving the Role of Motherhood as Emissaries of Peace and Resolving Conflicts.
Sr. Metti A. (India)

1430 – 1500 Peace Building and the Role of Women.
Costa, Rosaline (Bangladesh)
1500 –1530 Discussion


1530 – 1600 Reflection

1600 – 1630 TEA BREAK


1630 – 1830 Session III: Peace & Asian Feminist Liberation Theology


1630 –1700 Practicing Peace: Towards an Asian Feminist Theology of Liberation.
Sr. Catherine (Mynamar)

1700 –1730 Interrupting Normal Ways of Thinking: Resistance as a Face of Asian Women’s Struggle for Peace in the Context of Liberation.
Cruz, Gemma (Philippines)

1730 – 1800 Doing Peace Movement in Indonesia: Toward an Asian Feminist Theology of Liberation.
Prasetyo Murniati, Agustine (Indonesia)

1800 –1830 Discussion
(5-minute breaks after each paper presentation is at the discretion of the chairperson)


1830 – 1900 Reflection

1900 – 2100 WELCOME DINNER
Book Launch: Re-imagining Marriage and Family Life: 21st Century Theological Challenges
Edited by Pushpa Joseph and Sharon A Bong







December 7, 2008 (Sunday)

0730 – 0800 Morning Liturgy
0800 – 0900 BREAKFAST

0900 – 1100 Session IV: Peace & Inter-disciplinary researching


0900 – 0930 Making a Real Change in Sri Lanka Through Practising Human Rights Following the Example of Jesus and Mary.
Delivera, Marini (Sri Lanka)

0930 – 1000 Beyond Borders - Interculturality as a Christian Feminist Praxis.
Brazal, Agnes (Philippines)

1000 – 1030 The Just War Theory in the Face of the 21st Century: a Theological Analysis and critics from an Asian Catholic Feminist Perspective.
Tran Y-Lan (Vietnam)
1030 – 1100 Discussion
(5-minute breaks after each paper presentation is at the discretion of the chairperson)

1100 – 1130 TEA BREAK

1130 – 1200 Reflection

1200 – 1400 LUNCH


1400 – 1600 Session V: Peace & Qualitative researching


1400 –1430 Migrants as Neighbour: Pakistan Women in Hong Kong
Yuen, Mary Mee-Yin (Hong Kong)

1430 –1500 Rituals of 'Liberation' in the Domestic Sphere of Catholic Women of Dalit Origin
Mulackal, Shalini (India)

1500 –1530 Practising Peace in the Narratives of GLBTQs Towards an Epistemology of the Body
Bong, Sharon A (Malaysia)

1530 –1600 Discussion
(5-minute breaks after each paper presentation is at the discretion of the chairperson)


1600 –1630 Reflection

1630 – 1700 TEA

1700 – 1900 Group sharing—Practicing Peace

1900 – 2000 DINNER
Cultural evening

December 8, 2008 (Monday)

0700 – 0830 BREAKFAST

0830 – 1000 Discussion—future directions for EWA

1000 – 1030 TEA BREAK

1030 – 1200 Synthesis & thanks

1200 – 1230 Concluding liturgy

1230 – 1430 LUNCH
Farewell till EWA V


Past EWA participants invited to the following.
First-time participants welcomed as observers.


1430 – 1630 Elections—Coordinating Team 2008-2010
CT business meeting

1630 – 1700 TEA

1700 – 1900 Constitution & Bye-laws

1900 – 2000 DINNER

2000 – 2200 Constitution & Bye-laws

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