The Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA) is a community of Christian institutions of higher learning in Asia which work closely together to benefit each other as well as the societies in which they exist.
The ACUCA Secretariat is designed to be instrumental for creating the environmental prerequisites for active interaction and participation among the member-institutions to take place.
Through cooperation, mutual support, and encouragement, the Association endeavors to help the Christian universities and colleges in Asia to:
Currently, ACUCA has 64 member institutions from 9 countries/regions of Asia, namely Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Myanmar, and Thailand.
The ongoing activites that ACUCA supports include:
"Answering The Call: Mission In Time Of Terror" (May 30-June 1, 2018)
In recent years, missionaries, faith-based development workers, and Churches around the world are experiencing an escalating threat of violence from various terrorist groups. Some are targeted, not for their faith but because they are easy targets. Religious extremism (e.g. ISIL, Abu-sayyaf, Christian militias, etc.) that emerged in the 21st century has challenged Churches, theologians and missiologists to revisit Christian’s understanding of mission.
Through keynote presentations and group discussion after each speaker, this conference will provide opportunities to deepen our understanding of Christian mission, inter-religious relations, the patterns of religious extremism and the nature and scope of our moral responses to them.
Submission Details: December 15, 2017.
For complete details see this accompanying document.
"Exploring the Relationship of Religion, Culture and Peace in Christian Higher Education"
The 2017 ACUCA Management Conference was held on October 18-22 at Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme of the conference was “Exploring the Relationship of Religion, Culture and Peace in Christian Higher Education.” 60 participants joined the 3-day conference. The keynote speaker was Dr. Suchart Setthamlinee Ph.D., Chair, Department of Peace studies at Payap University.
For more details including photos, conference report and keynote speech visit: http://www.acuca.net/management-conference/2017-conference/
The ACUCA Executive Committee held its second meeting of 2017 at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand on October 19. Assistant Professor Dr. Somporn Wongdee as President of ACUCA, welcomed the ACUCA Executive Committee to Chiang Mai.
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