ATESEAAssociation for Theological Education in South East Asia
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I congratulate those ATEM member schools who have been re-accredited and newly accredited by the ATESEA or ATA.
2011, ATESEA had arranged accreditation visit to 16 member schools in Myanmar.
With forty years of labour and development, SEAGST has grown from five areas to currently seven areas, while its institutional matrix, ATESEA, has grown in its membership from 16 originally to 104 currently.
5) The formation of a regional faculty team to strengthen the SEAGST faculty and act as a researchers' team and ecumenical network for SEAGST and ATESEA.
In 1972 ATESEA and SEAGST adopted the Critical Asian Principle (CAP) as a framework for theological construction and education in the region.
6) Hsin Chu Bible College another Presbyterian college also joined ATESEA as its member school, but withdrew in early 2000s and stopped recruiting degree students.
ATESEA serves as an accrediting agency for member schools in the region and, together with the Senate of Serampore College, India, and the North East Asia Association of Theological Schools, publishes the Asia Journal of Theology (begun in 1959 as the South East Asia Journal of Theology).
In 1984 it acquired accreditation of the ATESEA, which follows the critical Asian principle of contextual theology.
Soon Young Kim, "Enough Shame for a Woman: The Story of Jungshindai," in Doing Theology with the Spirit's Movement in Asia, ATESEA Occasional Papers 11, eds.
By 2002 ATESEA had grown to ninety-two member institutions in fourteen places: Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Eventually the Asia Theological Association was set up as an alternative to the ecumenical ATESEA body.
No Roman Catholic schools are members, but Roman Catholics participate in some programs sponsored by ATESEA.