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God is the ‘weaver’ who works to restore the integrity of creation, says Indonesian woman theologian

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Posted on November 25th, 2019

Rev Irene Umbu Lolo, a woman theologian from Indonesia, speaking on ‘Be Awake to Restore’ at AEWA HSINCHU, Taiwan: “God is the ‘weaver’ who actively works and continues to create for the restoration of relations and the integrity of all creation,” said Rev Irene Umbu Lolo, a  young woman theologian from Indonesia’s far-flung and remote […]

 

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Interfaith women representatives discuss spirituality and wholeness of life

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Posted on November 24th, 2019

Panel presentation on ‘Towards Nurturing Spirituality and Wholeness of Life’ HSINCHU, Taiwan: Women representatives from Asia’s four major faiths – Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity – affirmed the necessity of spiritual care for the wholeness of life on the second day of the Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA). In a special panel presentation focusing on...

 

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Renewal stems from hope and trust in faithfulness and power of God, says Dr Deidre Palmer

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Posted on November 23rd, 2019

HSINCHU, Taiwan: ‘Renewal stems from hope and trust in the faithfulness and power of God’ was the essence of the message of the third thematic address delivered by Dr Deidre Palmer at the Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA), organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA). Delivering an address on the sub-theme ‘Be Awake to […]

 

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Reconciliation is not just a biblical-traditional category of ecclesial discourse, says Japanese feminist theologian Sawako Fujiwara

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Posted on November 23rd, 2019

HSINCHU, Taiwan: “Reconciliation has to be understood not just as a biblical-traditional category of ecclesial discourse, but as a principle that guides Christian life and service. Thus, the brokenness of our communities needs to be discerned and tirelessly addressed by women,” said Dr Sawako Fujiwara, a feminist theologian from Japan. In the second thematic presentation […]

 

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Taiwanese indigenous woman theologian Vavauni Ljaljegean tells AEWA, “Without truth, there is no true reconciliation; without justice, there is no reconciliation”

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Posted on November 23rd, 2019

Plenary Thematic Presentation by Evangelist Vavauni Ljaljegean (centre), moderated by Rev Amel Manyon (left) HSINCHU, Taiwan: “As reconciliation is the mission of God, it is God’s positive action directly participating in all broken relations. The aim of reconciliation is to reveal the truth which was covered and obscured, to heal those who suffer from the […]

 

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Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA) commences

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Posted on November 22nd, 2019

Participants of the Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA) HSINCHU, Taiwan: The first-ever Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA) organized by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) was opened in a celebrative worship service held at the Presbyterian Bible College (PBC) auditorium in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The Assembly has convened around the theme, ‘Arise, Be Awake to Reconcile,...

 

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Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA) pre-event focuses on action plans for HIV and AIDS advocacy across Asia

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Posted on November 20th, 2019

HSINCHU, Taiwan: Forty women representatives from churches, national and regional ecumenical councils, and related organizations who are meeting at the Presbyterian Bible College in Hsinchu city in Taiwan are working on an effective action plan for advocacy to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS in Asia. The three-day workshop on ‘Asian Ecumenical Women Responding […]

 

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Final preparations underway for historic Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA) to be held in Taiwan

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Posted on November 13th, 2019

Preparations for the Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA), the first-ever major women’s summit initiated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) to be held from 21 to 27 November 2019, are being finalized by the CCA Secretariat and the Host Committee in Taiwan. Hosted by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, a member church of CCA, […]

 

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CCA General Secretary condemns the Philippine government’s act of ‘Red-tagging’ the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

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Posted on November 10th, 2019

Philippine ecumenical church leaders at a press conference in Manila; from left to right – Justice Raul Victorino (Chairperson, NCCP), Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez (Roman Catholic Church), and Rev Dr Connie Semy P. Mella “Indiscriminately labeling the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) as part of some ‘front organization’ of local ‘Communist Terrorist Groups’...

 

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Global Energy Parliament focuses on the theme, ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’

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Posted on November 8th, 2019

Delegates at the 9th Global Energy Parliament CHIANG MAI, Thailand: The 9th Global Energy Parliament (GEP) focused on the theme ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’ highlighted that, “consumerist culture propagated by modern world is the root cause for devastating natural disasters the world is witnessing today.” The GEP works with the objective that, “the excessive […]

 

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