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Must-See USCCA Conference Keynotes

Keynote speakers have played an important part in USCCA conferences throughout the years. We are pleased to share a bit about each of the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the 29th International USCCA Conference:


Anthony E. Clark is the Edward B. Lindaman Endowed Chair at Whitworth University, the Distinguished Combe Trust Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and an elected Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society. The topic of Dr. Clark's keynote speech is "Keeping the Hill Green: China’s Hopeful Catholic Future."


Bishop Paul Junmin Pei is Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China, Director of the Overseas Exchange Committee, and Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Liaoning. The topic of Bishop Pei's keynote speech is "Challenges and Opportunities of the Catholic Church in China."


Naomi Thurston teaches and researches the history of Christianity in China and contemporary Chinese Christianities at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The topic of Dr. Thurston's keynote speech is "Echoes of Hope: Chinese-Christian Debates in Republican and Post-Reform-Era China."


Father Augustine Tsang has been teaching at Fu Jen Faculty of Theology of Saint Robert Bellarmine in Taiwan since 2001. The topic of Fr. Tsang's keynote speech is "Hope in the Present: Pastoral Work in and for Chinese Christians in Recent Years."


Register today to ensure your opportunity to learn from these keynote presentations at the upcoming conference. We look forward to seeing you at DePaul University on August 2–4, 2024.

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