The Church and the Asian-Pacific Region: Critical Challenges for the Years Ahead
Georgetown University Professors José Casanova and Peter Phan are leading a multi-year interdisciplinary project on Asian-Pacific Catholicism and globalization. The project has convened an international group of scholars to examine the historical phase of globalization of Catholicism throughout Asia from the sixteenth century to the present, the role of Catholicism as a “public religion” in diverse Asian-Pacific contexts, and the early formation of trans-regional Pan-Asian and Pacific Catholic institutions, networks, theologies, and identities from Vatican II to the present. Panelists related their ongoing research to the challenges facing the Church and the Asia-Pacific region in the years ahead.
A reception followed the event.