Dear Members of the AWRC,

Greetings of Peace to you and believe our good news brings hope and joy to you and the AWRC while many of us are struggling against Covid-19.

After the long process of nomination for the election of New Coordinating Team Member (CTM), we are sorry to say there are not enough nominations from our members. However, in response to the negative result, the Working Group (WG) had few discussions through emails and finally decided to co-opt CTM instead. So we have three newly co-opted members from different sub-regions, and all of them are proposed by the WG and endorsed by the CTM. They are Aye Aye Maw, Lovely Manosi Dazel and Michelle Eastwood.

In the last CTM meeting in Dec 2019, there were also co-opted CTM. They are Limatula Longkumer and Gifliyani Krisna Nayoan. Eun Jung Kim is the representative of KAWT. In addition to this, Christina Wong and Ni Ling Lin were CTM of that time and have continued their terms till now.

On behalf of the AWRC, I would like to say thank you to all current CTM for their willingness to accept the role, which means we all together are a team working for the vision and objective of the AWRC. Each one of them not only represents and speaks for their own sub-regions, but also for the near future of the AWRC. Hereby we are so pleased to announce this great news. Below is the full list of current CTM with their simple introductions. Everyone is welcome to get to know them and send them a hearty congratulation!

  1. North East Asia: Eun Jung Kim (Korean, CTM)
    Eun Jung is a doctoral student of Yonsei University. Her dissertation focuses on the early Korean church women at the turn of the 20th century. She was co-representative of Korean Association of Women Theologians (KAWT). She is happy to join AWRC and look forward to meeting other CTM soon.
  1. North East Asia: Wong Wai-Yin Christina (Hong Kong, WG)
    Christina is an Assistant Professor at Divinity School of Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), teaching feminist theology, body theology, women and world missions, and gender in ministry. Her specialty is Chinese Christian women’s history.
  1. North East Asia: Ni Ling LIN (Taiwan, WG/ Local Rep.)
    Ni Ling is a pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT).
    2018 – ministering to a local congregation in the south part of Taiwan.
    2015-18 chaplain of Changhua Christian Hospital.
    2009-15 director of spiritual center of Bible College of PCT.
    1999-2009 Women’s Program secretary in the General Assembly Office of PCT.
  1. South East Asia-a: Aye Aye Maw (Myanmar, CTM)
    Aye Maw is vice principal at Myanmar Institute of Christian Theology (MICT), teaching Systematic, Feminist and Contextual Theologies. She received a Doctor of Theology from Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2012. She is serving as assistant pastor at a local church.
  1. South East Asia-b: Gifliyani Krisna Nayoan (Indonesian, WG)
    Nina currently works as teaching staff at the Institute of Christian Religion in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. She earned her Master degree at Yushan Theological College and Seminary in Taiwan in 2018.
  1. South Asia: Limatula Longkumer (India, CTM/ EAC)
    Rev. Dr. Limatula Longkumer is a Professor of Pastoral Theology – in the field of Christian Education and Feminist Theology. Limala currently works as Dean in the department of Research in the Senate of Serampore College, India. The research department looks after doctoral research (Ph.D) and Doctor of Ministry   programmes. Limala is also one of our Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC) members.
  1. South Asia: Lovely Manosi Dazel (Bangladesh, CTM)
    Lovely is an activist and leader, working to help women get independent by providing various means. She joined AWRC in 2009.
  1. Far South Asia: Michelle Eastwood (Australia, CTM)
    Michelle is currently completing her PhD at Catholic Theological College, within the University of Divinity, Melbourne. Her principal research interests are gender and sexuality, and worship and liturgy. Her thesis is tentatively titled “Shame and the Old Woman: A Feminist Reading of Psalm 71.”

With best regards,

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Announcement of Newly Co-opted CTM

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