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 Romano, 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”
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)
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)
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