About 250 Asian church leaders -- lay, clergy and religious -- are to meet in South Korea this August to discuss issues around the official theme: "The Family Towards a Culture of Life," and NCRonline.org will provide daily coverage. The meeting is the 8th plenary assembly for the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences. Check the NCR Web site for daily updates.
The Synod of Asian Bishops
When Asia's bishops meet in Rome for a synod in April and May 1998, NCR provide extensive coverage. Read the on the spot reports from what NCR publisher Thomas Fox called, "an historic momment."
Pentecost in Asia: A New Way of Being Church
"Thomas C. Fox's Pentecost in Asia is an excellent introduction to the emerging Asian Church. American Christians are more familiar with Latin American than Asia. So I would consider this book essential reading. Fox introduces them to the vision of dialogue which helps Asia to experiment with 'a new way of being Church.' I highly recommend this book to everyone, but especially to students and pastors." -- Michael Amaladoss, S.J., Director of Institute for Dialogue with Cultures and Religions, Chennai, India
The Past Assemblies Read final statements and reports from Plenary Assemblies of the FABC.
The FABC Papers
FABC Papers is a project of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), designed to bring the thinking of Asian experts to a wider audience and to develop critical analysis of the problems facing the Church in Asia from people on the scene. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) alone and do not necessarily represent the official policies of the FABC or its member Episcopal Conferences.
Visit the FABC Papers index.