EMERGING ASIAN SPIRITUALITY
by Sr. Maiy John

Mananza
n and Sun Ai Park
Two Asian prominent women theologians theorize on women's spirituality p13

WHEN TWO HALVES DON'T MAKE A WHOLE: SPIRITUALITY BRINGS WOMEN A SENSE OF WHOLENESS
by Ma. Victoria Cabrera-Balleza
Women need to cultivate their spirituality to be able to transcend their image as victims and become survivors p14

SPIRITUALITY AND ACTIVISM: DRAWING A CONNECTION
by Luz Maria Martinez
A leading feminist activist shares her "social" definition of spirituality p20

COVER STORY: WOMEN WHO USHER IN EASE AND WELL BEING
by by Marianita C. Villariba
Babaylans: Priestesses of pre-colonial Philippines
lead us through a soul journey p24

VOICES OF MODERN-DAY GODDESSES
by Nancy Pearson Arcellana
Modem-day goddesses assert their being in a highly-traditional realm p29

OPENING TO THE BEAUTY OF LIFE: REFLECTIONS BY MELODY KEMP
by Nancy Pearson Arcellana
A religion gadfly flnds her own sense of spirituality
p48

THE QUEEN, THE GODDESS AND THE MURAL PAINTER
by Flaudette May V. Datuin

Mural painting as prayer, sutra and mantra p52

Reviews plus p40

Slavenka Drakulic's How I Survived Communism and Even Laughed

Elizabeth Grosz's Volatile Bodies

True Confessions of a Net Newbie

Poetry
poems from Women in Praise of the
Sacred p44

Weasel Words: Pedophiles and the Cycle of Abuse
by Liz Kelly
Careless use of the term pedophile has some dangerous implications p69

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Woman in Action: Out of Her Mother's Yard
by Luz Maria Martinez

A Japanese woman's attempt to create a better society for herself and the next generation p58 

One on One: : Chatsumarn Kabilsingh
by Lilian S. Mercado Carreon
A woman's transformation from a "mere academic" to an academic cum social activist p61

Country Report: Burma
by Luz Maria Martinez
Life under a military regime is difficult for everyone but moreso for women. Naing tells us why p78

Health Updates

Cracks in the Therapy System
by Joanne Reid p64

Green Light For Female Condom, But At What Cost
by Morris Tendayi Nyakudya p65

The Sun Rose More Than Twice on Amina
by Mme. Maiga Amsou Amadou p66

Smoke-Screen p67

Women In Action covers a broad range of issues affecting women globally, but focusing on the particular needs and concerns of women in the Global South, and forwarding a progressive perspective tempered by the experiences of the third world women's movements.
On the cover: The Soul Journey with the Babaylan as Guide
by Marianita C. Villariba. A babaylan (shaman woman) can guide the soul of a woman to travel back to her body.
We'd like to hear from you!
write to the Editors: <communications at isiswomen.org>

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