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Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis

The Asian & Pacific Island National Encounter 2024

Radian Faith: The Witness of Asian & Pacific Island Catholics

The Asian & Pacific Island National Encounter 2024
The Asian & Pacific Island National Encounter 2024

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jul 17, 2024, 1:00 PM

Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

About the event

What is the Asian and Pacific Island National Encounter?

The Asian and Pacific Island National Encounter is an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs under the auspices of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church; it brings together Asian and Pacific Island Catholics and those who journey with/minister to them; it is an opportunity to reflect on the pastoral gifts and challenges of these faith communities; and assess what has been done to implement the bishops’ pastoral response Encountering Christ in Harmony.

What is the purpose of the Asian and Pacific Island National Encounter?

•To highlight the contributions of Asian and Pacific Island communities to the wider church and raise awareness of how ethnic faith communities can recognize themselves as church who have pastoral gifts and precious cultural values to offer.

•To foster communion, facilitate dialogue and networking by bringing together lay, bishops, clergy, and religious.

•To experience mutual support and understanding and reflect on vital issues impacting Asian and Pacific Island Catholic communities, with emphasis on youth, generations, and immigrant communities.

•To provide participants tools that will help develop leadership capacity and strengthen ministry so that Asian and Pacific Islander Catholics might better respond to the pastoral and spiritual needs of the Church,

•To assess collectively what has been done to implement the bishops’ pastoral response Encountering Christ in Harmony, and what new initiatives might be undertaken to continue the successful implementation of the pastoral response.

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