Editorial Globalization with the resultant enhanced facility for intercontinental travel and communication as well as the widening gap between the developed and economically underdeveloped sectors have fueled massive migration worldwide. Asia itself is a very mobile continent with most of the labor migration occurring within the continent itself. The Vaticanfs Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People in its 2004 instruction Erga migrantes caritas Christi [The love of Christ towards migrants] identifies  migration as a gsignificant esign of the timesfcto renew humanity and proclaim the gospel of peace.h Migration is indeed one of the most pressing issues today requiring analysis and discernment by Christians in order to make the gospel more relevant to our time. To contribute to this effort, Asian Christian Review devotes the present issue to reflecting on the phenomenon of migration, particularly in relation to theology and praxis. gThe Female Face of Migrationh was the theme of a recent international conference organized by Caritas Internationalis, a Roman Catholic social service organization. Its chief organizer Martina Liebsch told Asian Christian Review how women are especially affected by the latest trends of migration worldwide as well as in Asia. Liebsch further names the key issues involved in female migration as well as actions to be taken. She also shares her personal experiences and her hopes for the future. In the Viewpoints article, gBonding unto Praxis,h Carmelita M. Usog highlights the significance of gbondingh among migrants, on the basis of her interactions with Filipino health care workers in Chicago, USA. Usog argues that preparation (prior to migration) as well as cultivation of spirituality not only enhances gbondingh among migrants but also opens up such gbondingh to a more inclusive, larger community beyond ethnicity. The first main article in this issue, gAsia in Motion: A Biblical Reflection on Migration,h byvanThanh Nguyen, SVD, first depicts the phenomenon of migration and its great impact on Asian people and countries. Then, showing how migration is a theme permeating the whole Bible, from the Israelites as refugees and migrants to Jesus as an itinerant, Nguyen insists that hospitality, i.e, welcoming of the stranger, is the most appropriate response to migration demanded by the Judeo-Christian tradition as well as by other world religions. Agnes M. Brazal, in her gHarmonizing Power-Beauty: Gender Fluidity in the Migration Context,h illustrates how the Filipino concepts of power (lakas) and beauty (ganda) could help better appreciate Godfs and Christfs power and beauty, especially in their Sophianic manifestations, and their fluidity regarding gender. Brazal contends that such insights can provide theological support to men and women struggling to make sense of their changing gender roles in the context of global migration. The Roman Catholic Churchfs pastoral care for migrants is the focus of Fabio Baggiofs magisterial historical survey, gThe Migrant Ministry: A Constant Concern of the Catholic Church.h Tracing the trajectory of Catholic response to human mobility throughout the centuries\from early Christianity to the middle of the 20th century\Baggio delineates its development with a specific attention to the European continent as well as to the Roman Catholic Churchfs missionary extensions abroad. Graziano Battistellafs gThe Poor in Motion: Reflections on Unauthorized Migrationh sheds fresh light on an aspect of migration: migration occurring outside legal systems. After examining the nature of unauthorized migration and the diverging approaches to it adopted by the countries of origin and those of destination, Battistella calls for an ethics of inclusion and a new international order that do not prey on the poor and the migrants, on the basis of the Roman Catholic teachings on migration. Finally, Linh Hoang, OFM draws our attention to hospitality (especially for refugees and migrants) as the central concern in developing a theology of migration in his gCrossing and Dwelling: Hospitality in a Theology of Migration.h Inspired by Thomas Tweedfs theory that (re)defines religions in terms of gcrossing and dwelling,h Hoang seeks to re-read the Christian tradition on hospitality as a crossing of boundaries and limits as well as a grounding of insecure people, showing its fundamental and multi-dimensional significance for Christian faith and practice. This issue also carries two articles that are not directly related to the theme. Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier addresses the thorny issue of womenfs ordination in the Roman Catholic Church in her gCatholic Feminism and Asian Religious Traditions: Rethinking Christfs Office of Priest, Prophet and King.h Drawing on womenfs roles in other religions such as Okinawan priestesses, Korean shamans and Hindu gurus, Tiemeier seeks to reconfigure the threefold Christic office of the laity to counter an older sexist anthropology which perpetuates fixed gender roles and thus inhibits womenfs full participation in ecclesial life. Reflections on the footsteps and challenges of Americans of Asian descent are given in gAsian Americans in History and Church: Their Toil and Challengeh by T. James Kodera. Examining the history, hardships and contributions of Asian and Asian American Christians in USA, Kodera suggests that reconciliation among Asians and fight against racism are two major challenges facing Asian Americans, and sees a ray of hope in their increasingly greater prominence and visibility in todayfs American society and church. The issue concludes with three book reviews: Give Vatican II a Chance: Yes to Incessant Renewal, No to Reform of the Reforms by Aloysius Pieris (reviewed by Peter Phan), The Rhythm of Being by Raimon Panikkar (reviewed by Francis DfSa), and In Search of a Human Jesus and a Human Church by Lode Wostyn (reviewed by Daniel Pilario). Agnes M. Brazal Peter C. Phan Editorial Board Kiyoshi Seko Editor December, 2010