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The Initiative for the Study of Asian Catholics (ISAC) is a collaborative project hosted by the Asia Research Institute to foster scholarly research focused on the multiple forms of Catholicism found across Asia. With the aim of facilitating dialogue and contributing to already existing research in the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, and other places, it intends to expand and deepen conversations investigating the lived realities, socio-cultural contributions, and challenges faced by Asian Catholics at the local, national, and regional levels. While ISAC takes a multidisciplinary approach, it particularly encourages research on contemporary Asian Catholics from the perspectives of economy, environmental studies, anthropology, political sciences, art, and gender studies.

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A short documentary presenting the famous Filipino festival celebrating Santo Niño.

Produced by Simon Woods (with Professor William Peterson, member of ISAC Scientific Committee)


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