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Our Hope
is in Christ!

 The 29th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

Aug 4th - 6th, 2023

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

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Center for 
World Catholicism

Theme of the day:
"Hope in the midst of our times"


Friday evening
keynote session

7:15pm, Aug 4th, Friday, 2023
Student Center 120
DePaul University

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Dr. John McGreevy

Provost & Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

 

With his research interests and expertise in global political and religious history, Dr. McGreevy is the author of four insightful books:

Dr. McGreevy's essays have been translated into Italian, French and Spanish. He has received major fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Louisville Institute, and the Erasmus Institute, and has published articles and reviews in the Journal of American History, New York Review of Books, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, The New Republic, Chicago Tribune and other venues. He served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for History in 2010 and since 2018 has been the co-chair of the Commonweal Foundation board. At Notre Dame, he served as chair of the Department of History from 2002–2008 and dean of the College of Arts and Letters from 2008–2018. He began his term as Charles and Jill Fischer Provost in July 2022.

At our conference, Dr. McGreevy will speak about the important place China holds in the mission of the Church in modern times.

This event is open to the public and will be available on Zoom

Reception to follow.

Friday Keynote
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USCCA conferences bring together members of the academic community, people who care about China, and people committed to the Gospel.

                                 Find out more about our last USCCA conference here.

Theme of the day:
"Hope shared among friends"

saturday morning
keynote session

9:15am, Aug 5th, Saturday, 2023
Student Center 120
DePaul University

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Dr. Fenggang Yang

Professor of Sociology, Purdue University

 

Dr. Yang is Professor of Sociology and the founding Director of the Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana). He is the founding Editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society. He has served as the President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2014-15) and the first President of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2018-2020). His research focuses on the sociology of religion, religious change in China, and immigrant religion in the United States.

Dr. Yang is the author of Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts (2018), Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule (2012), and Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities (1999), and the co-editor of more than ten books. Among his numerous journal articles, two won distinguished article awards. He has given many invited lectures and keynote presentations at major universities and professional associations in the US, Asia and Europe. His media interviews have appeared on the National Public Radio, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Time, Economist, CNN, BBC, etc.

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This event will provide time for participant engagement and will be available on Zoom

Saturday Keynote
SATURDAY PANELS

10:45am, Concurrent panels 1

1:30pm, Concurrent panels  2

3:00pm, Concurrent panels 3

Aug 5th, Saturday, 2023
Student Center, 
DePaul University

Our current working panel subjects include:

  1. For Earth’s sake!
    How Catholics, other Christians, and all people of good will can work together for the flourishing of Our Common Home

     

  2. Jesus, Laozi, and Confucius walk into a bar:
    Fruitful give and take between Chinese wisdom and Christian theology

     

  3. The search for faith and values among Chinese young people today:
    What are today’s Chinese young people looking for? Why have some turned to Christ?

     

  4. Demographic changes and the Churches:
    How have aging, changing family structure, and urban migration affected the life of the Protestant and Catholic communities in China?

     

  5. Formation for ministry in China today:
    How the Chinese seminaries and religious communities have been responding to the signs of the times

     

  6. Sinicization and the Catholic and Protestant Communities:
    What has the requirement to “conform to Chinese culture” meant in practice?

     

  7. What Chinese Intellectuals have to say about Christianity:
    Where is Sino-Christian theology today?

     

  8. China and the Vatican:
    Where are we now, and where are we going?

       (The conference hosts are open to other panel proposals, as well.)

 To join an existing panel or propose a new one, please contact
Mr. Xin Chen, USCCA Conference Coordinator at
 Admin@USCatholicChina.org.

Saturday Panels
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USCCA conferences bring together members of the academic community, people who care about China, and people committed to the Gospel.

                                 Find out more about our last USCCA conference here.

mass

6:30pm, Aug 5th, Saturday, 2023
St. Vincent de Paul Parish

DePaul University

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His Eminence Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will preside.

All are welcome to attend! 

Mass
matteo Ricci Award for Service
of God and China

8:00pm, Aug 5th, Saturday, 2023
DePaul University

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The US-China Catholic Association gives the Matteo Ricci Award for Service of God and China to persons who exemplify Matteo Ricci’s devotion to friendship across cultures, living faith, and service to the people of China.

Recipients to be announced shortly.

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Theme of the day:
"Hope in light of Christ"

Sunday morning
keynote session

9:15am, Aug 6th, Sunday, 2023
Student Center 120
DePaul University

This event will provide time for participant engagement and will be available on Zoom

Sunday Keynote
SunDAY workshops

11:00am, Concurrent sessions 1

1:30pm, Concurrent sessions 2

2:45pm, Concurrent sessions 3

Aug 5th, Saturday, 2023
Student Center

DePaul University

 To join an existing workshop or propose a new one, please contact
Mr. Xin Chen, USCCA Conference Coordinator at
 Admin@USCatholicChina.org.

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USCCA conferences bring together members of the academic community, people who care about China, and people committed to the Gospel.

                                 Find out more about our last USCCA conference here.

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