Academic Conference

Webinar 2021.October

Hearing the Silent Speak: An exploration into the Silent Spirituality of Severely Disabled Children

Speaker: Dr Sue Price

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.Date:  Thursday, 28 October, 2021

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

Passcode: 411243

Webinar 2021.October

Enhanced Self Learning: Lonergan and Me – The 4 Levels and Beyond 

Speaker:  Mr. Denis Chang Khen Lee, QC, SC (張健利资深大律師)

Respondent:  Professor Edmund Kwok (郭少棠教授)

Description of webinar

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.”

Speaker information: 

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

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

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會議 ID:892 6866 1623

Webinar 2021.April

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.


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.

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

Meeting ID: 827 0126 6347

Passcode: 804823

Webinar 2021.Mar

 Yuan Dao and MBIT Webinar Series “Living out the traditions in contemporary world”

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: Mar 17, 2021 05:00 PM Hong Kong SAR

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Meeting ID: 896 3117 4147
Passcode: 845561

Webinar 2021.Jan

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

Shared screen with speaker view

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 (Password: K@nsm65^)

Webinar 2020.Oct

Yuan Dao and MBIT Webinar Series “Living out the traditions in contemporary world”

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

One of our major initiatives is a series of talks under the theme: “Reliving the traditions in contemporary
world: interreligious and intercultural dialogue”.  We are honoured to invite you to to join our first
Webinar (by Zoom) scheduled on October 27, 2020 (Tuesday) from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

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

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主題:MBIT Yuan Dao Webinar 2020 10 27
時間:2020年10月27日 04:30 下午

會議 ID:871 3253 7572
(No password required)


Book Launch (6 JULY, 2019)


日期: 2019年7月6日


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)



主辦單位:香港原道交流學會 • 香港浸會大學歷史系 • 古道行

2019 5-6月講座

主題:2019 利瑪竇音樂劇觀後工作坊:與恩保德神父對話 (19,26/5 &9,16/6 2019)



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

2016 第六屆學術會議

2016 The Sixth Academic Conference in Hong Kong (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

2015 第五屆學術會議

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

“The Integration of the Catholic Church in China with the Society – the Fifth Conference on the Role & Influence of Christianity in Contemporary Chinese 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

2014 第四屆學術會議

2014 The Fourth Academic Conference in Hebei  (6-8 November, 2014)

“Religious Research and Education in Societal Change in China – the Fourth Conference on the Role and Impact of Christianity on Modern Chinese Society”
主題:基督教在當代中國社會的作用及其影響 研討會 – 社會變遷中的宗教研究與宗教教育



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

2013 國際研討會

2013 The International Symposium in Hong Kong (6-8 November, 2013)

主題:天主教與中國 – 對話本地化與責任 國際研討會

時間:2013年 11月6-8日


主辦單位:意大利利瑪竇研究中心 • 德國華裔學誌研究所 • 德國中國中心 • 香港原道交流學會

2013 第三屆學術會議

2013 The Third Academic Conference in Hong Kong (10-11 July, 2013)

主題:和諧共融 – 基督宗教在當代中國社會的作用 研討會



主辦單位:中國人民大學基督文化研究所 • 香港原道交流學會

2012 第二屆學術會議

2012 The Second Academic Conference in Macau (5-8 June, 2012)

“Transformation & Adaptation : The Social Role of the Catholic Church in China”
主題:轉變與適應 – 天主教會在中國的社會角色 研討會



主辦單位:中國人民大學基督文化研究所 • 澳門聖若瑟大學 • 香港原道交流學會

2011 第一屆學術會議

2011 The First Academic Conference in Beijing (19-20 April, 2011)

主題: 首屆 中國宗教形勢及問題分析 研討會



主辦單位:中國人民大學基督文化研究所 • 香港原道交流學會