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Our Hope
is in Christ

The 29th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

August 2-4, 2024
DePaul University — Lincoln Park Campus
Chicago, IL


Center for World Catholicism

Call for Submissions on the ThemE:
"Our Hope Is In Christ"

Please note: The deadline for submissions has passed. See below to read the Call for Submissions to which our Speakers responded.

We are calling for you to share your work on promoting friendship, dialogue, and peace between people in China and the USA in your role as intellectuals, as community leaders, members of religious organizations, and of nonprofit agencies dedicated to promoting US-China friendship and dialogue. The work can be broad or fall into anyone of the three main panel topics of:

(a) theology and faith formation in the Chinese context, 

(b) clergy leadership and church life in China, and 
(c) social services in China by both religious and lay people in both rural and urban communities. 


The work also can be about interfaith dialogue or collaboration on any of the above topics. We are particularly interested in projects or programs or research that focus on the Chinese youth. 


Submission guidelines: 
Please send a 3-page document (in English) describing the program including the activities, the desired and anticipated accompaniment and friendship outcomes as well as the overall impact on Chinese and American Friendship. The document should include the following information: 


Page 1: Your first, middle, and last name; Your affiliation or institution (with website link to your institution); Your professional role and position in your institution; the title of your project/work/presentation; Your mailing address, email address, cell phone number, and personal webpage if any.

Page 2-3: No more than 1000-word description, single spaced, 12-pitch font size, approximate 500 words per page. Please describe both the content of your presentation, and format. We encourage interaction with participants for a more lively and engaging exchange and learning. 


We may consider a panel submission if you would like to propose two to three speakers dedicated to the same topic or program. Please submit as a ‘package’ with a 3-page document for each speaker. Put all speakers’ documents together into one single file with a cover page indicating that this is a panel submission and the contact information for the corresponding person for this submission. We assume this person also would serve as the “chair” of the panel being proposed. 

Submission Procedure: 
Please send your individual or panel submission file labeled as “USCCA 2024 Conference Submission – your full name” to Anne S. Tsui, the Secretary of USCCA Board at this email address: Please use “2024 conference submission” in the Subject heading of your email. 

Submission deadline is March 1, 2024. You will be informed of decision by April 1, 2024.

Authors whose work is accepted must register for the conference and present the work in person. Co-authors are acceptable but no substitute by non-authors of the submissions. 


Submission Inquiries:
Please send any submission-related inquiries to Dr. Richard Madsen, Program Chair, and other inquiries to Fr. Francis Li, Conference chair, at this email address: Please use “2024 Conference inquiry” in the subject heading of the email message. 

Information about the program schedule, keynote speakers and registration process will be forthcoming soon. Please stay tuned. 

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation in the USCCA’s 29th conference and 35th year celebration by submitting your work to share with conference participants and your participation at the conference in Chicago on August 2-4, 2024. 

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