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February 2019

Silliman University assumes ACUCA leadership

Silliman University of the Philippines has assumed leadership of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA) following a formal turnover of responsibilities from Payap University of Thailand.

Silliman President, Dr. Betty McCann, took over the presidency from Dr. Rux Prompalit of Payap during the association’s Biennial Conference and 22nd General Assembly held from October 11 to 14, 2018 at the Christian University of Thailand in Nakhon Pathom.

Dr. Jenny Elmaco, director of Silliman’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, was also installed as ACUCA’s Secretary General, succeeding Dr. Esther Wakeman, also of Payap.

Dr. Duk Hoon Lee of Hannam University is the new ACUCA vice president while Prof. Roland T. Chin of Hongkong Baptist College is the new treasurer.

The new members of the ACUCA Board are Nozomu Yamada of Nanzan University, Dr. Sr. Anne Therese Falkenstein of Providence University, Dr. Neil Semuel Rupidara of Universitas Kirsten Satya Wacana, Rev. Bro. Bancha Saenghiran of Assumption University, and Dr. Fr. Thomas C. Matthew of Christ University.

The new officers were installed during the assembly in Thailand.

Silliman’s presidency of ACUCA follows a rotation arrangement among ACUCA’s member universities.

November 2017

2018 International Conference on Mission Studies - CALL FOR PAPERS

"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.

October 2017

ACUCA Management Conference 2017

"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:

October 2017

Executive Committee Meeting 2017

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.

August 2017

The ACUCA Management Conference 2017 - CALL FOR PAPERS

The ACUCA Management Conference is a biennial event that brings together representatives of ACUCA member institutions for a more comprehensive discussion of a single theme. For this year, the theme of the conference is "Exploring the Relationship of Religion, Culture, and Peace in Christian Higher Education." The conference will take place on the campus of Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, during the period 19-21 October, 2017.


In order to provide a more insightful and robust discussion of issues related to the theme of this year’s Management Conference, we invite participants to submit research and/or reflection papers related to the conference theme of exploring the relationship of religion, culture, and peace in Christian higher education. Papers will not be peer-reviewed, but proceedings of the conference will be published and the proceedings will have an ISBN number.

For more details visit:

July 2017

The latest issue of ACUCA Newsletter is now on our website!

Dear ACUCA members,

The latest issue of ACUCA Newsletter (Volume XVII No. 1), January - June 2017, is released now and also available on our website! For the next issue, please send articles together with print quality photos by e-mail to the ACUCA Secretariat

Please visit the following URL to download the newsletter

ACUCA Secretariat

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