Editorial Under the theme, gIn the Currents of History: from Trent to the Future,h 600 experts in Catholic moral theology gathered in the north-Italian city of Trent from July 24 to 27, 2010. With marked success, this conference was the second of such unprecedented global gatherings organized by the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. The present issue of Asian Christian Review introduces some of the contributions to the conference coming from Asia, many of which were revised for this occasion.Before introducing Asian voices at the conference, Asian Christian Review has asked James Keenan, SJ, the main organizer, to provide our readers with a context of the event. Keenan in the interview reveals the original inspirations and process of the initiative, as well as its fruits, impact and plans for the future. The first main article in this issue, gPakikipagkapwa and Its Transformative Potential: An Anadialectical Interpretationh by Roland Tuazon, CM, presents a creative re-reading of a traditional Filipino moral concept, Pakikipagkapwa (relating with neighbors). Examining gexclusivisth and ginclusivisth interpretations of the concept, Tuazon seeks to surpass both of them and find a greater potential for social transformation in an anadialectical interpretation, which is based on Emmanuel Levinasf gmetaphysics of alterity.h Vimal Tirimanna, CSsR, in his gDoing Ethics in a Context of Violence and Political Upheaval: The Role of Media from a Sri Lankan Perspective,h challenges a widely accepted view on the military conflict in his native country, Sri Lanka. Scrutinizing the ways the Western mass media have depicted the conflict in favor of the Liberation Tigers of Thamil Eelam (LTTE), Tirimanna raises a moral question on the role of the media, pointing out how a public opinion can be distorted by selective reporting and suppression of truths. Safeguarding human life and dignity in the healthcare systems is the concern for Stephen Fernandes, who analyzes the Indian situation in his gThe Challenge of Humanizing Healthcare in a Pluralistic Society: The Indian Scenario.h Touching on various healthcare issues in India, such as abortion, euthanasia, emergency treatment, resource allocation, palliative care, etc., Fernandes underscores the importance of the Christian vision of the human person and communal responsibility, especially in responding to pastoral challenges in medical care systems. gBridging Christian and Confucian Ethics: Is the Bridge Adequately Catholic and East Asian?h by Lúcás Chan, SJ, is a zealous call for pursuing a distinctly Catholic and Asian approach in ethics. Having surveyed Christian virtue ethics and Confucianism, as well as the past attempts to bridge these two religions via virtue ethics, Chan seeks to demonstrate that Asia (Asian Christianity/Confucianism) has much to offer, exploring the areas where the bridging between Christianity and Confucianism can be furthered by such an approach. Augustine Kalleley examines the official Catholic teaching on marriage in the light of the South Indian context in his gReinterpreting the Personal Emphasis in Marriage from a South Indian Perspective.h While noting the shift in official teaching of marriage towards the emphasis on interpersonal relationships, Kalleley questions whether such emphasis adequately addresses the reality of marriage in Kerala where families of origin play a crucial role in the selection of spouses and marriage life in general. The significance of the concept of religious freedom in todayfs increasingly conflictual world is explored by Eugine Rodrigues, BS, in her gIs Religious Freedom Threatened? The Relevance of Dignitatis Humanae for Indiafs Multi-Religious Context.h After tracing the development of the concept from the early Church to the Vatican II, Rodrigues expounds, particularly with the religious strife in South Asia in mind, the roles of the government and the church in building a society free from religious violence, coercion and intolerance. The present issue contains another article unrelated to the theme.  gWhen Jesus Meets the Rural Gods and Folks: A Case Study of Wu Bian Village in Northeast Chinah by Zhao Dong is a rare scholarly undertaking to investigate the rural Christianity in mainland China. Based on his on-site research of a Christian village, Zhao seeks to highlight the importance of the religious assimilation by uneducated, rural Christians, which often bypasses theology and doctrine, and the need to pay serious attention to such a gfusionh in progress which may present a better model of the indigenization of Christianity over a more intellectually-oriented model. The issue contains four book reviews:, The Gospel Among the Nations: A Documentary History of Inculturation by Robert A. Hunt (reviewed by Anselm Min); A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences by James Keenan (reviewed by Vimal Tirimanna); Asian and Oceanic Christianities in Conversation: Exploring Theological Identities at Home and in Diaspora, edited by Heup Young Kim, Fumitaka Matsuoka and Anri Morimoto (reviewed by Bernard Adeney- Risakotta); and Religions, Regionalism, and Globalization in Asia, edited by Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (reviewed by Angela Wong Wai-Ching). Agnes M. Brazal Editorial Board Kiyoshi Seko Editor July, 2011