SUBALTERN CHALLENGES FROM ASIA TO THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT: THROUGH AN INDIAN FEMINIST LENS, was a public lecture given at Emmanuel College on October 2, 2014, by Dr. Aruna Gnanadason, 2014-2015 Anne Duncan Gray Visiting Scholar at Emmanuel College, Victoria University in the University of Toronto in partnership with The United Church of Canada. The lecture was followed by responses from Marilyn J. Legge, Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Emmanuel, and The Very Rev. Dr. Lois Wilson, former Moderator of The United Church of Canada and a past President of the World Council of Churches. The event was organized with the help of Emmanuel College’s Centre for Asian Theology.
A member of the Church of South India currently residing in Chennai, India and a theologian, ecumenist, feminist, and activist, Dr. Gnanadason was in Geneva at the World Council of Churches for nearly 20 years directing its women’s programme amd its work on Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation. With particular commitment to working with churches as they reflect on their mission in the world today, Dr. Ganandason is active as speaker, lecturer, consultant, writer and editor on topics ranging from the struggles of Asian/Dalit/Indigenous women and eco-feminist theology to North-South questions of poverty and wealth.