Asian Academy of Campus Ministry 2023 – Walking Together: Living a Culture of Care in Asia

January 30, 2024

Uploaded: November 9, 2023


The United Board Asian Campus Ministry program responds to the changing roles and expectations of college and university chaplains.  The Asian Academy of Campus Ministry (AACM) develops leadership skills through an immersive training program; shares best practices through study visits and an open online platform; facilitates innovative project development through small grants; and lays the foundation for a sustainable, Asia-wide network of campus chaplains. The program is conducted in partnership with Asian higher education institutions that are committed to campus ministry and whole person education.

The first AACM was held at Ateneo de Davao University, Davao, Philippines, from May 25 to June 8, 2023. Thirty participants from 10 countries and regions in Asia participated in this leadership training which spanned nine sessions over twelve days.

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Highlights of Key Sessions:

Living out Vision & Mission – Fr. Joel E. Tabora, Former President, Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines

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Fr. Joel E. Tabora discusses the mission and vision of ADDU and how it is lived within the institution, especially on the importance of diversity and serving Mindanao’s community.


Multifaith Campus Ministry ModelsRev. Dr. Stefanus Christian Haryono, Director of the Center for the Study of Spirituality and Spiritual Formation and Lecturer of the Faculty of Theology, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Indonesia

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Rev. Dr. Stefanus Christian Haryono shares on multifaith campus ministry models in the Asian context. He highlights the need for communion and harmony between Christianity and the various religions in Asia.


Campus Ministers as Meaning Makers – Dr. Su Yon Pak, Senior Director and Associate Professor of Integrative and Field-based Education, Union Theological Seminary, United States, and the United Board Trustee

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Dr. Su Yon Pak shares on a model of meaning-making for campus ministry. Through the lens of meaning making, campus ministers can try to understand why and how an individual chooses to illustrate their narrative identity, which is useful in a pluralistic society with many faith traditions.


The United Board gratefully acknowledges the support of a $50,000 grant from Trinity Church Wall Street and additional support from generous individuals for the AACM program.