On Friday, November 15, there will be an interactive video conference featuring one of the paper sessions of the biennial conference of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia (EWA), which will be taking place in Bangalore, India.
The theme of the conference is "Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives".
EWA, an academic forum of Catholic women theologians in Asia, promotes doing contextual feminist theologies from the perspective of the excluded and in dialogue with other disciplines, religions/faiths.
The three papers that will be presented in the video conference session are:
"The Power of Transformation and Transforming Power: A Malaysian Female-to-Male Transgender Person’s Narrative" by Sharon A. Bong (Malaysia)
"Deafness and Deafhood in Mark 7.31-37: 'Seeing/sign World' of Filipino d/Deaf and their Narratives of Dismemberment and Empowerment in this 'Hearing/word World'" by Kristine C. Meneses (Philippines)
"Doing Indecent Theology: Ecclesia of Women in Asia on Power and Resistance" by Jeane Cana Peracullo (Philippines)
The venues, local times, and contact persons are as follows:
- Saint Augustine College, Johannesburg, South Africa 6:00 pm Nontando Hadebe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Glasgow, Scotland 4:00 pm Julie Clague (Julie.Clague@Glasgow.ac.uk)
- Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 4:00 pm Lúcás Chan (email@example.com)
- Boston College, Boston, USA 11:00 am Andrea Vicini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA 10:00 am Gina Wolfe (email@example.com)
- Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, USA Kristin Heyer 8:00 am (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Fordham University, New York, USA 11:00 am Christine Firer Hinze (email@example.com)
If you are interested in hosting a viewing at your institution please contact Andrea Vicini firstname.lastname@example.org or Gina Wolfe email@example.com to see if there is still a slot available. The 90 minute session will be held on Friday, November 15 at 9:30 pm local time in Bangalore, India.
We are very excited about this project and hope that CTEWC members who reside near the host venues will participate in what promises to be a rich opportunity to engage in dialogue with these three Asian women theologians.
Full abstracts of the papers and biographical information on the presenters can be found here or on the EWA website at http://ecclesiaofwomen.ning.com/forum/topics/ewa-6-video-conference-presentations.