Program

National Conference Theme: Experience of the Chinese Church in the 21st Century

  • In the Words of Pope Francis: Let this Conference be an opportunity to Build Bridges of Friendship with China 
  • Network with others who wish to learn more about the living faith of Catholics in China                                                                    
  • Listen to Chinese priests and sisters share about their ministry in China
  • Meet members of the Chinese Catholic community from New York City and across the U.S.   
  • Special invitation to students and teachers who wish to learn more about contemporary religion and culture in China.                              
  • Meet committed Catholics and Protestants reflect on their witness of service in China          
  • Pray with us at our Saturday evening Chinese Catholic Mass                  
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary Sunday scholarly exchange on Christianity in China

To see a video on how you can register for the conference, please watch Fr. Rob's invitation 

Discounted registration ends August 9, 2017

Keynote Speakers on Friday and Saturday:

  • Archbishop Eugene Nugent, Holy See Study Mission Director, Hong Kong 2001-2010. Present Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti. 

    Reconciliation in the Church:  Experiences of the Church in China"

  • Father Joseph Zhang, Biblical Scholar from China, “Contemporary Chinese Catholicism: Present and Future Realities”

     

Panelists on Saturday (August 12, 2017): (More speakers to be added) 
  • Chinese Priests and Sister: Father Min-"Seminary Formation in Hebei Province"; Father LiGraduate Student, The Catholic University of America: "Forming an Evangelization Team in China”; Father Xu- "The Dilemma/Challenge of ongoing formation of priests in China"; Father Liu-"Reflection on the China Minor Seminary Expereince"; Sister Ge- MA in Spirituality from Loyola University, Chicago. "Resources Available to Support Chinese Church Spirituality Programs" 
  • Columban Father Tommy Murphy, “Personal reflections: Three years of meeting and listening to young Catholic priests,seminarians and sisters. How they see their faith, their relationship with God, their hopes of being of service.
  • Joann Pittman, China Source and Author, The Bells Are Not Silent: Stories of Church Bells in China. "The Protestant Experience in China: Key Challenges"
  • Dr. Christie Chow, Ph.D. Faculty, New Seminary, New York "Understanding Contemporary Chinese Christian Women of Faith.”
  • John LindblomPh.D Candidate. University of Notre Dame: "The Catholic Voice of John C. H. Wu: Understanding and Legacy"
  • Luke Liu, Houston, "Chinese Catholic Experience
  • Deacon Ed Kleinguelt, Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston "Chinese Sisters Retreat Experience" 
  • Dr. Alexandra Wang Ph.D. St. John's University, N.Y. "Virgin Mary in Fuzhou"
  • Jinde Charities, TherAsia, Italy: Chinese-International Social Service Opportunities"
  • 2017 U.S. Catholic China Bureau Study Tour Observations, By America Magazine/ Jesuit Media and Participants
  • “The Chinese Catholic Church”: Archbishop Nugent, Joseph Zhang, Ph.D., Dr. Richard Madsen, Fr. Hugh O’Donnell, C.M., Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P.
  • Afternoon Bilingual Liturgy: Presider and Preacher, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Ignatius Wang, Archdiocese of San Francisco (Public is welcome to attend)
  • Saturday Evening Banquet Honors Matteo Ricci Award Recipient: Maryknoll Sister Janet Carroll, founding Executive Director of the U.S. Catholic China Bureau
           Banquet only participation requires one week advance registration in our website  
  • Panelists on Sunday (August 13, 2017): 
  • Father Rob Carbonneau, Ph.D., Executive Director, U.S. Catholic China Bureau. “Writing the History of American Franciscans in Twentieth Century China: Discovering the Voice of Chinese Catholicism Through History.”
  • Cindy Yik-yi Chu, Ph.D. Editor of the Christianity in Modern China Series of Palgrave Macmillan, New York. Professor of History. Hong Kong Baptist University. “Furen University (Fu Jen; Catholic University of Peking) and the Society of the Divine Word in China, 1945-1950.”
  • Joseph Lee, Ph.D. Historian, Pace University, NY. “Building Bridges of Understanding Via Study of Christianity in China”
  • Jennifer Lin, Independent Scholar and Author, Shanghai Faithful, Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). “Learning about contemporary Chinese Christianity through the life of Watchman Nee.”
  • Joann Pitman, The Bells Are Not Silent "What We Can Learn in China" 
  • Monica Romano, Ph.D. Sinologist, Founder and Manager of TherAsia. Rome.“Reading and Understanding the Bible in China: A Survey Among Chinese Catholic Communities in Mainland China and Italy”
  • Stephanie Wong, Ph.D. candidate Georgetown University, “Experience of the China Church: The State of Inter-religious Dialogue” 

For how to participate, please watch Call for Scholarly Exchange


Friday (August 11, 2017)

Arrival and Registration: 3:00 pm to 7:00 PM

Optional Dinner (pre-registration required): 5:30 pm to 6:30 PM

Keynote and Discussion: 7:15 to 8:10 PM

Reception: 8:15 PM


Saturday (August 12, 2017) 

Registration

Breakfast

Morning Prayer

Keynotes

Morning Panel

Lunch                                                                     

Afternoon Panel Selections

Chinese Catholic Mass 

Chinese Banquet and Service Award for Maryknoll Sister Janet Carroll

Cultural Evening 


 

Sunday: Interdisciplinary Scholarly Exchange (August 13, 2017)

Registration

Three Plenary Sessions are anticipated (8:30 to 9:30 AM; 9:45 to 10:45 AM; 11:00 to Noon)

Closing Reflection During Lunch