Purpose of the Conference:

  • The mission statement of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (CTEWC) made it clear that its vision is to recognize “the need to appreciate the challenge of pluralism; to dialogue from and beyond local culture; and, to interconnect within a world church not dominated solely by a northern paradigm.” As a continuation of CTEWC’s overall vision and a preparation for the Third International Cross-cultural Conference for Catholic Theological Ethicists in 2018, this conference thus aims at fortifying relations among Catholic moralists across national and linguistic boundaries within Asia, and supporting a young generation of Asian Catholic theological ethicists.
  • We expect eighty moral theologians from different parts of Asia to participate in this three day conference.


“Doing Catholic theological ethics in a cross-cultural and interfaith Asian context”


The specific, twofold theme of this conference is “doing Catholic theological ethics in a cross-cultural Asian context” and “doing Catholic theological ethics in an interfaith Asian context.” In order to achieve this goal, besides full plenary sessions by invited speakers, the conference will provide necessary platform for participants to engage in and reflect on the experiences and challenges of doing applied ethics in our peculiar Asian environment


This Bangalore conference is organized by Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church’s (CTEWC) Planning Committee and its Asian Regional Committee (www.catholicethics.com), in partnership with Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), a Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law, Bangalore, India.

Conference preparatory committee/CTEWC Asian regional committee
  • Lúcás Chan Yiu Sing, SJ (Hong Kong), Chair
  • Shaji George Kochuthara, CMI (India), site organizer
  • Agnes Brazal (Philippines)
  • Sharon Bong (Malaysia)
  • Robert Gascoigne (Australia)

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