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Church & Politics: Dialogue, Fraternity & Unity Are “Realities More Important Than Ideas” ? A Catholic Lawyer’s Reflections on Challenges Facing the Church in Hong Kong 

Speaker: Denis Chang, CBE, QC, SC, Hon. LLD (Bristol), JP

Respondent: Prof Edmund Kwok & Dr Christine Lai

Description of webinar:

Speaker: Denis Chang, CBE, QC, SC, Hon. LLD (Bristol), JP

Denis is a renowned Senior Counsel, a Past Chairman of the HK Bar Association and Head of Denis Chang’s Chambers comprising some 54 barristers. He was on the Consultative Committee of the Basic Law and served on Chris Patten’s Executive Council in the run-up to 1997.  He has written and spoken on the jurisprudence of “One Country, Two Systems”, the Rule of Law, “Human Rights and the Relational Self”, Lonergan and Critical Realism, Natural Law etc. He is Council Chairman of Caritas Institute of Higher Education, the future St Francis University. For more detailed CV and list of works, see http://dcc.law

Content Summary:  Pope Francis has just named a new bishop for the HK Diocese at a time when the whole fabric of society seems to have been shattered. The very legal order itself appears to be changing.  Do these and other perceptions accord with or have become part of the reality that we need to face ?  Denis Chang reflects on some critical challenges ahead, including the Church’s role in fostering dialogue, fraternity and unity and a “better kind of politics” which the Pope speaks of in Fratelli Tutti that gives space to the Church’s mission and social teaching and engenders hope.

Zoom link of MBIT/Yuan Dao Webinar:

Time: May 27, 2021 (Thurs), 5pm (HK)/10am (UK)


Meeting ID: 827 0126 6347

Passcode: 804823

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Decolonizing Interfaith Spiritual Care for a Non-Christian World

Speaker: Prof Simon Shui-Man Kwan

Respondent: Prof Edmund Kwok & Dr Christine Lai

Description of webinar: Outline of many models of Interfaith Spiritual Care (ISC) offered by Christians focus on “common action for the common good,” attempting to minimize the adversary pastoral effect likely engendered by differences and otherness. It is true that “common ground” could help initiate ISC conversations. Yet, as Teresa Crist says, such an approach often results in a “creeping imperialism” which practically runs against the ultimate aims of interfaith interaction. Hence, ISC needs to be decolonized before it could serve the caring purpose. This presentation will pull together the findings from several empirical research studies done in Hong Kong, where Christianity is a minority religion, to suggest some directions for the decolonizing endeavor.

Bio: Prof Kwan is the Professor in the Dept. of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University of HK and Associate Director of Divinity School of Chung Chi College. He is also President and Chair of the Asia Academy of Practical Theology (HK). His research interests in practical theology especially focus on the Cultural/Socio-Political Dimension of Practical Theology, and the cross-culturality of Christian Counseling. He is the author of Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology (NY: Routledge, 2014), and Negotiating a Presence-Centred Christian Counselling: Towards a Theologically Informed and Culturally Sensitive Approach (Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2016). He is also editor of journal QUEST—Studies on Religion and Culture in Asia.

Zoom link of MBIT/Yuan Dao Webinar:

Time: Apr 8, 2021 05:30 PM HK / 9:30AM UK


Meeting ID: 827 0126 6347

Passcode: 804823

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Zipoli and Ricci – China, Argentina and the Jesuit Baroque

by Rev Dr Ian Coleman


The composer Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726) abandoned a dazzling career as a church musician in order to become a Jesuit missionary in Argentina. Although not as well-known and well-documented as Matteo Ricci, Zipoli’s life and legacy forms an intriguing parallel with the earlier missionary. In their approaches to the indigenous cultures they encountered, both can be seen as exemplars of the ‘Jesuit Baroque’.


Rev Dr Ian Coleman is a Deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, and Director of Music at the Church of Holy Redeemer, Chelsea, London. He studied Music and English Literature at Cambridge University and Philosophy at the Jesuit faculty of the Centre Sèvres, Paris.

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Topic: Yuan Dao/MBIT webinar: Zipoli and Ricci – China, Argentina & Jesuit Baroque
Time: March 17, 5 pm HK/9am UK

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Meeting ID: 896 3117 4147
Passcode: 845561

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Heaven, Earth, Man in Harmony: Chinese Art Appreciation and Christian Spirituality.

Speaker: Rev Joseph Tham

Rev Joseph Tham teaches in Rome’s School of Bioethics at Pontifical Regina Apostolorum.

He has been involved in Chinese painting since the age of 12 and has practiced calligraphy and seal carving.

Talk will reflect Chinese art, Christian faith and Spiritual manifestation.


Dr. Edmund Kwok, Dr Christine Lai, Rev. Peter Choy

Event Date: January 28, 2021 (Thur), 5pm – 7:15pm


Shared screen with speaker view

Click the following zoom link:

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Pope Francis’s new encyclical “Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship:
Meanings & Implications to Hong Kong and its Catholic Diocese

Facilitator: Fr Peter Choy


Dr. Peter K.H. Cheung (Social Psychologist)
Prof. Stephen M.H. Sze (Analytical Philosopher)
Prof. Edmund S.T. Kwok (Intellectual & Intercultural Historian)

Webinar (by Zoom) scheduled on October 27, 2020 (Tuesday) from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

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日期: 2019年7月6日


主辦單位:香港原道交流學會 • 香港浸會大學歷史系 • 古道行

主持: 雷月明修女 (寶血女修會)

分享者 (依次序):
蔡惠民神父 (原道交流學會)
朱益宜教授 (香港浸會大學歷史系)



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2019年5 月19-6月19日舉行

 (19/5, 26/5, 9/6, 16/6)




主辦單位:香港原道交流學會  • 利瑪竇研究中心 • 聖神研究中心

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The Seventh Academic Conference in Rome (22-23 March, 2018)

“Christianity and the Chinese Society”



主辦單位:Gregorian University Foundation  • 香港原道交流學會

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2016 第六屆學術會議


The Sixth Academic Conference in Beijing (22-23 November, 2016)

主題:基督教在當代中國的社會作用及其影響 研討會 – 當代世界秩序與宗教關係



主辦單位:中國人民大學基督文化研究所 • 信德文化研究所 • 香港原道交流學會

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2015 第五屆學術會議

The Fifth Academic Conference in Hong Kong (17-18 November, 2015)

“The Integration of the Catholic Church in China with the Society”
主題:基督教在當代中國社會的作用及其影響  研討會 – 中國天主教與社會的融合



主辦單位:中國人民大學基督文化研究所 • 信德文化研究所 • 香港原道交流學會

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