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WCC–CCA Consultation affirms evangelism and missional witness should emphasize the gift of shalom and liberation received from God

Posted on 6 December 2019

The greatest challenge of Christian witness – how evangelism could best relate the good news to people in pluralistically diverse contexts in Asia – was the question propounded by the participants of the WCC-CCA Consultation on ‘Evangelism and Missional Witness in a Multi-religious Asia’. In a communique adopted towards the end of the week-long consultation, […]

 

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Evangelization needs to be understood in the context of wider ecumenism, says Metropolitan Gabriel Mar Gregorios

Posted on 3 December 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: “Evangelization should be accompanied by signs of the Kingdom, acts of love and compassion, miracles of faith, symbolic acts repudiating values of the world and evangelization need to be understood in the context of wider ecumenism”, said Metropolitan Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios, a prominent Orthodox theologian from India on the third day […]

 

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WCC-CCA Consultation discusses ‘Evangelism and Missional Witness in a Multi-religious Asia’

Posted on 2 December 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: An international consultation on ‘Evangelism and Missional Witness in a Multi-religious Asia’ being organized jointly by the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) started with analyzing the emerging trends in evangelism and mission in Asia’s multi-religious contexts. The discussions of the first part of the week-long […]

 

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World AIDS Day, 1 December 2019 Message from Christian Conference of Asia

Posted on 1 December 2019

HIV is a multidimensional issue with social, political and economic aspects impacting the strength and sustainability of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations around the world. Despite the many advances we witness in combating the spread of HIV and AIDS in the world, we still stand amidst a turbulent yet transformational time. There […]

 

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Ecumenical Women’s Assembly concludes with calls for Asian women to be advocates and catalysts of reconciliation, renewal and restoration

Posted on 27 November 2019

Holy Eucharistic Service at the closing of AEWA led by Bishop Genieve Blackwell from Australia. HSINCHU, Taiwan: The week-long Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA) concluded with calls for action to empower women as advocates and catalysts to ensure reconciliation, renewal and restoration in the world, communities, and churches. Organized and facilitated by the Christian Conference...

 

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Ecumenical women’s organisations should strengthen the Asian ecumenical movement, opine AEWA participants

Posted on 25 November 2019

Panel Presentation on ‘Towards Revitalising Ecumenical Movement and Role of Asian Ecumenical Women’s Organisations’ “The ecumenical movement and partnership of organisations must be strengthened without any fragmentation or duplication of activities in the same constituencies,” was the common concern echoed by the participants of the Asian Ecumenical Women’s...

 

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Collective participation of Asian women in struggle for peace with justice required for reconciliation process

Posted on 25 November 2019

Panel presentation on ‘Towards Participation and Solidarity in Struggle for Peace with Justice’ HSINCHU, Taiwan: Analysing and presenting their respective contexts of struggle for peace with justice and women’s participation in certain Asian situations, four panellists stressed the need for collective engagement in advocacy in the session on ‘Towards Participation and Solidarity in...

 

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

Posted on 25 November 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

Posted on 24 November 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

Posted on 23 November 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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