WHO WE ARE
The Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication (ARC) was proposed by twenty-three Asian scholars at a Roundtable on Church/ Religion and Social Communication Research sponsored by the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences - Office of Social Communication (FABC-OSC) in April 1999 at Assumption University in Bangkok.
The participants proposed a permanent Center to secure ongoing and coordinated Research in the field. Bangkok's Saint John's University (SJU) voluntereed to house the proposed initiative in cooperation with FABC-OSC.
The ARC aims to:
Facilitate and support research on subjects related to Religion and Social Communication in Asia
To publish relevant studies and research in the bi-annual Journal titled Religion and Social Communication
Promote related publications in the field
Develop a network of interested researchers and institution
Foster interreligious dialogue and cooperation in the field.