Feminists, Are We or Aren’t We

In December, 2004, whether feminism should be a criterion for membership or participation in EWA conferences was asked within the Continuity Committee. Many will resonate with Sanae Masuda’s (Japan, EWA 1) feeling that she doesn’t want to be classified as a feminist. The discussion is revealing, not only about how EWA’s leaders understand feminism and … Continue reading Feminists, Are We or Aren’t We

Mission and Power

Agnes Brazal by EWA Archives first posted Jun 11, 2009 With the aid of Foucault’s theory of power, Agnes Brazal’s essay proposes a feminist re-articulation of mission as mutual empowerment of dungan. Dungan signifies both strength of character (being at home with one’s self/body) and capacity to influence others to act. In the Philippine context, … Continue reading Mission and Power

EWA 7: Ecclesia of Women in Asia: Theologizing into the 21st Century

by Dr. Kochurani Abraham 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 40 participants from different parts of Asia and a representative each … Continue reading EWA 7: Ecclesia of Women in Asia: Theologizing into the 21st Century

Theology of Womanhood: Towards a Critical Theology of Liberation

by Kochurani Abraham (First published in Word and Worship Vol.30, no.3, May-June 2007, pp143-153.) The liberative dimension of theology is significant against the backdrop of where women find themselves today. The Indian Theological Association said on ‘The Concerns of Women’: “The task before Indian Theologians is to reconstruct a humanity that reflects the image of … Continue reading Theology of Womanhood: Towards a Critical Theology of Liberation

EWA 7 CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPANTS – The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

7th Biennial Conference Venue: Manila, Philippines Date: 21-25 January 2016 WHO WE ARE Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) is an academic forum of Catholic women theologians in Asia. EWA encourages and assists Catholic women in Asia to engage in research, reflection and writing from a feminist perspective. It invites women towards doing theology that: … Continue reading EWA 7 CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPANTS – The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

EWA 6: Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives (Conference Homepage)

EWA VI. BANGALORE 14-17TH NOVEMBER 2013 36 participants from   10 countries attended the 6th EWA conference. THURSDAY 14th November OPENING LITURGY:   Using poetry and dolls made by Francois Bosteels, Francois and Kochurani Abraham led the opening liturgy, focusing on women's experience of subjugation because of the misuse of power and how they can triumph over … Continue reading EWA 6: Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives (Conference Homepage)

EWA 6: Liberating Power, Paper Titles and Authors

  Nov. 14-18, 2013, Bangalore, India  Freeing Power for Powering Freedom, Kochurani Abraham (Mahatma Gandhi University, India)  The power of transformation and transforming power: A Malaysian female-to-male transgender person’s narrative, Sharon A Bong (Monash University, Malaysia) Deafness and Deafhood in Mark 7.31-37: “Seeing/Signing World” of Filipino d/Deaf and their Narratives of Dismemberment and Empowerment in this … Continue reading EWA 6: Liberating Power, Paper Titles and Authors

EWA 6: CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPANTS Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives

EWA's 6th Biennial Conference, in collaboration with Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church" Venue: Bangalore, India Date: 14-18 November, 2013 WHO WE ARE Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA) is an academic forum of Catholic women theologians in Asia. EWA encourages and assists Catholic women in Asia to engage in research, reflection and writing … Continue reading EWA 6: CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPANTS Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives