Asia-Pacific Catholicism and Globalization conference
Published: Wednesday 7th June 2017
Asia-Pacific Catholicism and Globalization: Conference
28-30 June 2017
Australian Catholic University
115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
The Conference is the culmination of a three-year research project and is sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society (IRPS) of ACU in cooperation with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Co-directed by Professor José Casanova, Professorial Fellow of IRPS, ACU and Professor of Sociology and Theology, Georgetown University, and by Professor Peter Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria Professor of Theology, Georgetown University.
The project gathers fifteen prominent scholars of Catholicism to study the inter-relations between the development of Catholicism in Asia and three distinctive phases of globalization in the Asia-Pacific Region from the 16th century to the present.
In addition to its primary research and academic purpose, the project also seeks to enhance and strengthen academic and scholarly networks among Catholic universities across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as with other Catholic institutions throughout the world.
Key speakers will include:
Professor Jose Casanova, Speaking on “Why Globalization? Why Catholicism?”
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, S.J., Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines Speaking on “Vatican II and the Asian/Pacific Church”
Archbishop Felix Machado, Archbishop of Vasai, India Speaking on “Interreligious Dialogue in the Asia/Pacific Region”
Other prominent academics and clergy Speaking on Catholicism in different parts of the Asia/Pacific, women in the church and the challenges of globalization in the Asia/Pacific region
All sessions will be held on ACU’s Melbourne Campus at 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy.
Registration is free but it is required for attendance. You are welcome to come to the entire conference or to individual sessions. Please register no later than June 23, 2017