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More Universal than Catholicism? Mary among Asian Religions

Date: Wednesday 10th May 2023 to Friday 12th May 2023

Venue: Zoom

The Centre for Marian Studies at St Mary’s University has joined with the Initiative for the Study of Asian Catholics at the National University of Singapore to host an online conference that will investigate the many ways that the mother of Jesus is understood by Asian people around the world.

In Asia, Mary has long been integrated into various religious and cultural traditions. Venerated by people from Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Taoist, Buddhist, and other faiths, Mary stands as the most pan-religious figure of the continent. The six thematic panels will question what these Marian devotions say about notions of religion, migration, interreligious relations, gender, and popular religiosity.

If you would like to register for the free Zoom link, please visit the Marian Studies website, or send an email to

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