No longer is Christianity a greligion of the West.h An increasingly recognized fact today is that two-thirds of the worldfs Christian population are now found outside the West. The demographic shift toward the global South, coupled with the decline in size and vigor of Western churches, has been raising a new consciousness within the churches in
Such unfolding in Asia (and in other non-Western regions) is often regarded suspiciously or even when praised, downplayed as a glocalh matter in the West whose churches still retain enormous power and influence (both in theology and in administration/ finance) over global Christianity. This is due not only to a relative lack on the part of the Western churches of knowledge or attention to Asian counterparts, but also to a relative lack of effort or interest on the part of the latter to, coming out from their own g(local) contexts,h gspeak backh to the former and to engage them in a serious conversation.
Amidst this situation, Asian Christian Review aims at fostering intellectual exchanges among Asians as well as between Asians and non-Asians (particularly Westerners) in order that they together gdo theologyh in and about the present (global and local) situation, and envision the future of Christianity in Asia and elsewhere. Such an endeavor is not meant to replace the gWestern hegemonyh with the Eastern one, but rather to promote the much needed sharing of treasure among all Christians on earth for the sake of a better proclamation of and witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.