Bio: Co-Principal and Pastoral Outreach Coordinator Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology. A seasoned Children’s Occupational Therapist, Chaplain in children’s hospice. Steering group member for National Institute of Health Research, Health Services & Delivery Research Project. Research interests include investigating the effect of COVID on children’s faith development.
Content: My PhD investigated what I identified as the silent spirituality of severely disabled children. In this talk I will discuss how spirituality within the UK system is understood and the issues this raised for me in trying to hear the spiritual voices of very severely disabled children who did not use verbal language. I will discuss the findings of my research and the potential impact they could have on practice within the UK Healthcare settings. It will be interesting to discuss the differences between Hong Kong and UK understandings of spirituality after my talk.
Respondent: Prof Simon Kwan
(Associate Director of Chung Chi Divinity School, Chinese University of HK, Head of Graduate Division of Theology and President of Asia Academy of Practical Theology) Zoom link of MBIT/Yuan Dao Webinar:
Zoom linkTopic: Yuan Dao & MBIT webinar – Dr Sue Price’s talk
Time: Nov 15, 2021 (05:00 PM HK time / 09:00AM UK time)
Join Zoom meeting: https://bit.ly/3q88QiO
Meeting ID: 814 1388 1373
(Leading silk and a past chairman of the HK Bar Association; Council Chairman of Caritas Institute of Higher Education)
Theme of the talk: “Taking an exciting personal journey of discovery through Lonergan’s dynamic four level structure of knowing and acting – and beyond, the talk introduces how Enhanced Self Learning (without the hyphen) is a critical realist tool facilitating learning by the self of itself as both subject and object, requiring insight into insight, heightened awareness of awareness and personal appropriation of one’s own rational self-consciousness so as to know the truth about ourselves in ourselves, integrating learning and acting with the whole of our being – in a wounded but still wonderful world that is mediated by meaning and capable of being transvalued, healed and renewed by faith, hope and love.”
Respondent: Professor Edmund Kwok (郭少棠教授)
Date: Thursday, 28 October, 2021
Time: 5.30 pm – 7. 30 pm (HONG KONG)
[10.30 am – 12.30 pm (UK)]
Venue: Those in Hong Kong are cordially invited to attend personally at Caritas Institute of Higher Education, No.2 Tsui Ling Lane, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories. Covid-19 restrictions apply.
Zoom Venue cum Lecture Theatre at Room A102, Ground Floor
Zoom link of MBIT/Yuan Dao Webinar:
會議 ID：892 6866 1623
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
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.
Join by Zoom meeting link:
Topic: Yuan Dao/MBIT webinar: Zipoli and Ricci – China, Argentina & Jesuit Baroque
Time: March 17, 5 pm HK/9am UK
Meeting ID: 896 3117 4147
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.
Event Date: January 28, 2021 (Thur), 5pm – 7:15pm
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Webinar (by Zoom) scheduled on October 27, 2020 (Tuesday) from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.
主持： 雷月明修女 （寶血女修會）