Program

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

  • Learn more about the living faith of Catholics in China                                                                    
  • Listen to Chinese priests and sisters share about their ministry 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 July 21, 2017

Keynote Speakers on Friday and Saturday:

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

     

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

    “Reconciliation in the Church: Experience of the Church in China” 

     
Panelists on Saturday (August 12, 2017): (More speakers to be added) 
  • Father Michael Li, Graduate Student, Catholic University of America: "Forming an Evangelization Team in China.”
  • Joann Pittman, Author, The Bells Are Not Silent: Stories of Church Bells in China. "How Chinese Christian Communities Witness Today and into the Future” 
  • Sister Rita GE, MA in Spirituality from Loyola University, Chicago: “Resources Available to Support Spirituality Programs of the church in China”
  • Father Tommy Murphy, S.S.C. “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.
  • John Lindblom. Invited Speaker. Ph.D Candidate. University of Notre Dame: "The Catholic Voice of John C. H. Wu: Understanding and Legacy"
Panelists on Sunday (August 13, 2017): (More speakers to be added)
  • Rob Carbonneau, C.P., 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, 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, Historian and Executive Director of Confucian Institute, 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.”
  • Christie Chow, Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary. “The Localization Process of Christianity in Eastern China.”
  • Dr. Monica RomanoSinologist, Founder and Manager of TherAsia. Rome.“Reading and Understanding the Bible in China: A Survey Among Chinese Catholic Communities in Mainland China and Italy”

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 Sister Janet Carroll, M.M.

(Saturday Banquet included in Full-Conference Registration but optional for Commuters and other guests)

 

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