Celebrating Uselessness in an Age of Toxic Productivity.
Stephen Lim explores Toxic Productivity encountered in Asia – ‘lying flat movement’ in China, the booming numbers of cram schools in India, the phenomenon of karoshi in Japan (which translates ‘death by overwork’). Taking Singapore as the case study of such a narrative of economic growth, Stephen outlines how Confucianism, the Protestant Work ethic, and the discourse of economic pragmatism embedded in its national ideology have come together in the ways that the Bible is taught in the churches.
What Do You Do When the God of Liberation Fails to Liberate?
In Miguel De La Torre’s presentation, he speculates if the God of Moltmann, the God of Eurocentrism, the God who justified colonialism and slavery has become the God of those on the margins – to their detriment.
Auē le Mea Uli! Racism crossing the Moana.
Auē le Mea Uli – translates to “Oh, the black thing!” The word “Meauli” seeks to dehumanize, degrade, and destroy celebrated cultures of peoples. Brian Kolia wishes to present a talanoa (conversation) around this concept of colonial and racist legacies from the past, and the role the church played in instigating such discriminatory and racist perceptions and claims of superiority.
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