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Articles of Prof. Kochurani Abraham (EWA, IWFT) related to the question of gender equality
1. “Enlisting In The Struggle To Be Free”: A Feminist Wrestle With Gender And Religion in Belo Horizonte, v. 13, n. 39, July/Sept. 2015, pp. 1296-1314.
2. “Towards Wholeness: Reweaving the Tapestry of Life with Sophia” in Jnanadeepa, Pune Journal of Religious Studies Vol. 17 No.1, January 2014, pp. 11-26.
3.“In Search of Her: A Postcolonial/ Feminist Enquiry into the Identity of Indian Woman” in Victor Ferrao and James Ponniah(eds) Identity Difference and Conflict: Postcolonial Critique, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2013, pp. 187-201.
EWA Conference 2016, January 21-25, Manila
The 21st Century Woman Still Claiming Her Space: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives
ACTA (Australian Catholic Theological Association) – INSeCT’s Research Program
The Australian Catholic Theological Association held its 2016 conference in Melbourne from July 7 to 10, and adopted INSeCT’s 2014–2017 research theme as its primary focus. The ACTA conference theme: “Theological Contributions Toward Re-Imagining Gender Justice.” Three keynote sessions were held, the first a lecture by Sr. Mary John Mananzan OSB, from Manilla, entitled “Asian Feminist Theology from the EATWOT Perspective”; a second session led by Geraldine Hawkes, followed the methodology of receptive ecumenism: “Re-Imagining Women’s Participation in the Church through Receptive Ecumenism.” This session adopted a “fishbowl” format and involved six ACTA members who, in preparation, had engaged in dialogue with leaders and members of other churches, including the Uniting Church and the Lutheran Church, about their church’s path to recognizing the ministry and leadership of women. The third keynote session was multi-disciplinary, focusing on gender justice, with three speakers: Dr Veronica Lawson rsm (Biblical), Dr Maeve Heaney (Systematic), and Professor Robert Gascoigne (Moral). A lengthy and deeply engaged discussion ensued, with two formal proposals being made to the Doctrine and Morals Committee of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Almost all the other members’ papers delivered at the conference took up some angle on the INSeCT research theme.
Statement of the Indian Women Theologians Forum Meeting
Papal Seminary, Pune, 17th – 19th April 2015
DaKaTeo Conference on the Lineamenta for the 2015 Synods of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of Family in the Church and Contemporary World
The “Call for commentaries / short papers” is open to Philippine-based theologians (in any field) and scholars from other academic disciplines with PhD, SThD, and STL degrees.
Copies of “Call for commentaries / Short Papers” may be given upon request (including from INSeCT).
Indian Theological Association Conference on Oct 23 -27, 2014 in Chennai
Call for a New Theology of Culture, Revisiting the Mission Praxes and Paradigms
Donsol, Sorsogon, October 24-26, 2014
DaKaTeo published already on 2008 a statement on sexual violence against women:
“ACT JUSTLY, LOVE TENDERLY, AND WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD!” A Plea for and in behalf of the Women Victims of Sexual Abuse
The phenomenon of sexual violence against women is a scandal for every society, much more for one that calls itself Christian.
Prompted by the Spirit of the truth that sets us free and guided by the Church’s teachings, we, the members of the Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines or DAKATEO (Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya), in collaboration with the team of social scientists that investigated the phenomenon, in dialogue with other theologians, with representatives of faith‐based institutions that provide care to sexually violated women, and with the presence of some women victim‐survivors themselves, gathered together in Tagaytay City on October 24‐25, 2008 to pray and reflect on the phenomenon in the light of God’s word.
The latest publication of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia – a fruit of its 2011 biennial gathering
Agnes M. Brazal, Kochurani Abraham (ed.)
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014