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Asia & Oceania

Asia & Oceania

The 1st Advocates Asia Regional Conference met in 2001. In 2007, AA officially selected seven members for its Board. In 2010, AA’s activities included prayer calendars on news of religious liberty violations and on current and critical concerns of the Church in Asia, encouraging the formation of national fellowships in other countries in Asia, addressing rule of law concerns, disaster relief, and professional and ministry networking.

For its part, Advocates Oceania has lived in the hearts of leaders such as Mark Mudri and Sue-Ellen Hollyock, but their desire to see a formal group became a reality when a dozen Christian lawyers, law students and advocates went to Washington DC for the 2008 Global Convocation. The first official meeting of Advocates Oceania occurred then. Though almost all were based at the time in Adelaide or Brisbane, the Lord in His intriguing way has scattered that group to capital cities and regional centres throughout the nation carrying the Advocates vision.

Although both Advocates Asia and Advocates Oceania host their own conferences, advocates from both participate in each other’s conferences, and there is mutual support and collaboration.

 

Advocates Asia

Board of Directors

Chairperson: Min Choon Lee (Malaysia)

Secretary: Gregory Vijayendran (Singapore)

Member: Robin David (India)

Member: Peter Ko (South Korea)

Member: Asel Baiastanova (Kyrgyzstan)

Upcoming Events

August 14-19, 2018: “Law & Truth: Sacred Calling of the Christian Lawyer,” a training in Bangkok for law students and young lawyers. More information & Registration.

August 16-18, 2018: Indonesia Justice Conference in Bali. More information | Register

Projects

Our colleagues in Nepal will be filing a writ petition to keep the new anti-conversion law from being implemented this August 2018. Please continue to pray for them and as they continue to work on matters related to the court’s decision regarding the Christmas holiday. On December 2017, thanks be to God and to your prayers and support they won the case to put Christmas back on the calendar. Read July 2018 Newsletter.

Australia

In 2002, the Lawyer Christian Fellowship of South Australia formed. They fed the homeless, organized home groups and monthly prayer meetings, offered trainings, provided legal assistance, and launched an initiative that called for pastoral care for the profession. It was during the 2008 Global Convocation that 12 lawyers from Australia relived Advocates Oceania (AO) and now seek prayer and support for the expansion of AO through Australia and the South Pacific.

On May 2017, Advocate Lucy Gichuhi was sworn as Australia’s Senator. She joined Gerardo Amarilla and Baasankhuu Oktyabri as advocates who have served Parliament in their nations. Learn More about Senator Gichuhi | On the News

Azerbaijan

Please pray for our advocate working in this region.

Bangladesh

Please pray for our advocate working in this region.

China

Please pray for our advocate working in this region.

Fiji

On January 2018, Advocates Oceania held the inaugural conference of the Kingdom International Legal Network (KILN). A total of 107 delegates participated from 5 different countries – Fiji, Australia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Kenya.  Chief Justice of Fiji, Anthony Gates, opened the conference and remained for its entire duration.  Read March 2018 Newsletter.

Hong Kong

On April 2013, AI held three events in Hong Kong. The first and main event was the “Transforming the World Through Faith and Law Conference” co-convened by AI’s Global Council, the University of Hong Kong, and Campus Crusade for Christ International’s Faith & Law Around the Globe (FLAG).  The second was AI’s annual Global Council meeting.  Lastly, Transformation 2013 was also the venue of the 12th Advocates Asia Regional Conference.  Please keep our two advocates on the ground in prayer.

India

On October 2015, India’s Christian Legal Association held the 14th Advocates Asia Regional Conference in New Delhi.  Please keep our advocates in this country in your prayers.

Visit CLA India’s Website

Indonesia

AI’s national leaders are Tony Budidjaja and Fredrik Pinakunary. AI’s advocates have come together to form the Indonesia Christian Legal Society (ICLS). Lawyers, police, prosecutors, judges, academics and volunteers form part of this fellowship.  Read this report on the Indonesia Justice Conference that took place in Bali this past August 2018.

Visit ICLS Facebook

Israel

Please pray for our advocates in this region.

Japan

AI’s national leader in Japan is Hiroshi Nagao.

Jordan

Please pray for our advocate in this region.

Kazakhstan

Please pray for our advocate in this region.

South Korea

AI’s advocate is Dongsub Sim.

Kyrgyzstan

Please pray for our advocate in this region.

Lebanon

Please pray for our advocate in this region.

Malaysia

AI’s national leader in Malaysia is Min Choon Lee.

Mongolia

AI’s national leader in Mongolia is Baasankhuu Octyabri.

Myanmar

Please pray for our advocate in this country.

Nepal

Please continue praying for our advocates in this country as they file a writ petition to keep the new anti-conversion law from being implemented this August 2018. On December 2017, thanks be to God and to your prayers and support they won the case to put Christmas back on the calendar.  They are still working on matters relating to this case. Read July 2018 Newsletter.

New Zealand

AI’s lead advocates are Simon Greening and Joanna Pidgeon.

Pakistan

Please pray for our advocate in this country.

Papua New Guinea

Please pray for our advocate in this country.

Philippines

AI’s advocates in the Philippines are Aldwin Salumbides and Elgene Feliciano.

Russia

AI’s advocate in Russia is Katya Smyslova.

Singapore

AI’s advocate in this country is Gregory Vijayendran.

Sri Lanka

Please pray for our advocate in this country.

Tajikistan

Please pray for our advocate in this country.

Thailand

Please pray for our advocate in this country.

Uzbekistan

Please pray for our advocate in this country.

Vietnam

Please pray for our advocates in this country.

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