Asian Women and Human Connectivity in a Wired World
Cruz, Tulud, National Catholic Reporter
KUAIA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA * Bonded by passion for the plight and cause of Asian women and bridged by geographic location, 31 women from all over Asia (together with a couple of women from the United States) gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the fifth biennial conference of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia.
The landmark conference, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the group, focused on the theme "Wired Asia: Towards an Asian Feminist Theology of Human Connectivity," exploring the gifts and challenges of information and communication technologies in relation to Asian women's experience and perspective.
Plenary presentations looked at Take Back the Tech!, an advocacy group working on regaining control of technology for women's rights, and the rise of religion 2.0, particularly religious groups online like Disciple SFX of Malaysia and the proliferation of hundreds of religiously - themed apps.
Other paper presentations scrutinized the challenges of call center jobs and the double-edged role of various forms of …
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Publication information: Article title: Asian Women and Human Connectivity in a Wired World. Contributors: Cruz, Tulud - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 48. Issue: 5 Publication date: December 23, 2011. Page number: S4a+. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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