• Call for Papers: Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2021

    2021-01-26

    Call for Papers

    CLIMATE CHANGE:

    THEOLOGICAL RESPONSES

    Call for Papers

    Climate Change continues to be a serious concern, demanding urgent response from various fields. Though the significance and urgency of this issue have been pointed out by many, it is pertinent to ask whether the response of the human community has been sufficient.

    There is wide consensus that there is a disturbing change in the climate system, and that humans are responsible for that. Laudato Si’ acknowledges that, “Scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases…” (LS, 23). Climate Change raises questions about justice, intergenerational justice, and sustainable development. Though all are affected by climate change and its consequences, the poor, indigenous people, and other marginalised groups are more affected, and hence preferential option for them and solidarity with them demand immediate responses. Climate change asks us to reconsider our concepts of development, economy, market, etc. The “Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year” is a particular occasion to choose this theme for the June 2021 issue of Asian Horizons. Moreover, Covid-19 Pandemic has prompted us to reflect on our treatment to “our common home.” We also welcome articles on different initiatives taken as responses to climate change.

    June 2021 issue of Asian Horizons invites articles on “Climate Change: Theological Responses.”

    Suggested Topics [only suggestions, not exhaustive]:

    - Climate Change: Developments in Catholic Theology

    - Climate Change: Resources and Responses from Other Churches and Other Religions

    - Climate Change: Insights from Science

    - Climate Change, Laudato Si’

    - Climate Change and Ecological Conversion

    - Developing a New Eco-Spirituality

    - Climate Change and Integral Ecology

    - Climate Change and the World Economy

    - Effect of Climate Change on the Poor

    - Effect of Climate Change on Women and Children

    - Climate Change, Justice and Intergenerational Justice

    - Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

    - Climate Change and Politics

    - Climate Change and Sustainable Development, and Sustainable Living

    - Reflections on Climate Change in the Context of Covid-19

    - Responses, Initiatives and Creative Models to Remedy Climate Change

    Please send your articles (4500-5000 words, including the footnotes) at the latest by 1 April 2021. Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5-7 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words.

    Other regular items: “New Scholars”: Abstract of doctoral theses (recently defended and not yet published); Reports and Statements of important conferences, Book Reviews.

    For submitting the articles and for more details: Shaji George Kochuthara (editor-in-chief): kochuthshaji@gmail.com

    You may also submit the articles through http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/ah

    Read more about Call for Papers: Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2021
  • DEMOCRACY: CHALLENGES TODAY AND THEOLOGICAL RESPONSES

    2020-05-27

    Democracy can be said to be the “government by the people in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.” As Abraham Lincoln has beautifully articulated, democracy is a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

    December 2020 issue of Asian Horizons invites articles on “Democracy: Challenges Today and Theological Responses.”

    Asian Horizons: New Website: http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/ah

    Full articles of 2007-2018: open access;

    Abstracts of articles of 2019 and current year.

    Read more about DEMOCRACY: CHALLENGES TODAY AND THEOLOGICAL RESPONSES
  • CRISIS IN THE CHURCH: ASIAN CONTEXT AND RESPONSES

    2020-05-12

    The recent crisis in the Church due to sexual abuse by the clergy, according to many, is the biggest crisis in the history of the Church. Some others would say that it should be considered at least as the biggest crisis since Reformation. Although the sexual abuse crisis began as an issue in the Western countries, it is becoming clear that no part of the world is immune to this. Reports, especially in the last few years, indicate that cases of sexual abuse of minors and women by the clergy are on the increase in Asia as well. However, it is doubtful how the Asian Church has acknowledged this as a serious issue affecting it. 

    June 2020 issue of Asian Horizons invites articles on “Crisis in the Church: Asian Context and Responses.”

    Read more about CRISIS IN THE CHURCH: ASIAN CONTEXT AND RESPONSES
  • 2022

    2020-05-08

    March: Eastern Catholic Churches: Challenges and Prospects 

    June: Christian Witness in the 21st Century

    September: Catholic Education

    December: Poverty

    Read more about 2022
  • 2021

    2020-05-08

    March: Authority in the Church

    June: Climate Change: Theological Responses 

    September: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

    December: Leadership

    Read more about 2021
  • 2020

    2020-05-08

    March: Synodal Church

    June: Crisis in the Church: Asian Context and Responses

    September: Artificial Intelligence: Theology and Ethics 

    December: Democracy: Challenges Today and Theological Responses

    Read more about 2020