Asia Pacific Catholic Social Teachings

Asia Pacific Catholic Social Teachings

Catholic Social Teaching in Asia Pacific

Catholic Social Teaching principles may take root in and be expressed through every culture. Each particular experience can enhance humanity’s understanding both of reality, and of God’s call through it. By examining the local and particular, universal Catholic Social Teaching principles may be recognized and understood more deeply.

Local Bishops share with the Popes in the task of teaching on issues of social justice. The international and local teachings inform one another. This website holds up the experiences of the people of the Asia Pacific region by making Asia Pacific Catholic Social Teaching more widely known.

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Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences

Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences

The Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences includes nineteen Bishops Conferences as full members: Bangladesh, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos-Cambodia, Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Nine associate members are from the ecclesiastical jurisdictions of: Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Mongolia, Nepal, Siberia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The purpose of the FABC is to “foster among its members solidarity and co-responsibility for the welfare of Church and society in Asia.”

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This section of the website provides links to Catholic Social Teaching documents from the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences with quotes and questions for reflection.

East Asia

East Asia

Links to Catholic Social Teaching documents from the Bishops Conferences or individual Bishops of East Asia with quotes and questions for reflection:
Japan
South Korea

South Asia

South Asia

Links to Catholic Social Teaching documents from the Bishops Conferences or individual Bishops of South Asia with quotes and questions for reflection:
India

Southeast Asia

South East Asia

Links to Catholic Social Teaching documents from the Bishops Conferences or individual Bishops of South East Asia with quotes and questions for reflection:
Indonesia
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines

Pacific

Pacific

Links to Catholic Social Teaching documents from the Conferences or individual Bishops of the Pacific with quotes and questions for reflection:
Australia
Fiji
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands

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