A New Way of Being Church in Today’s World? Insights from the Documents of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC)

Dr Jonathan Y. Tan, Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, ACU

this article taken from: https://www.columban.org.au

Dr Jonathan Tan
Dr Jonathan Tan

Chapter One of the Lineamenta on the “New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith” calls for a re-evaluation of the ChurchWorld relationship and invites us, among other things, to search for “new ways of being Church.” How would a new way of being Church in multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual, and multireligious Australia look like? Rather than turn to Europe for past precedents, and because the contemporary Australian society has more in common with Asia than Europe, let us look to Asia and examine the documents of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) for fresh ideas….

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