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Top Ten Reasons: 29th International Conference

Theme: Our Hope is in Christ

Why participate in the 29th International Conference?

We are very pleased to share that Cardinal Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago, will be the presider at the liturgy on Saturday, August 3, 2024, at 5:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Parish - Chicago.

Top Ten+ Reasons to attend and participate in the 29th International Conference!

1. Opportunity to dream together in our shared Hope in Christ for a better future in our divided world

2. Opportunity to be enriched by experts in our dialogue and friendship mission

3. Opportunity to pray and praise God with Cardinal Cupich and our brothers and sisters from abroad 

4. Opportunity to honor and celebrate an extraordinary individual who has manifested the spirit of Ricci

5. Opportunity to experience radical hospitality from the USCCA family

6. Opportunity to deepen our knowledge and love for the mission of the USCCA

7. Opportunity to discover DePaul University, an authentic Chinese banquet in Chinatown & iconic churches in Chicago

8. Opportunity to toast with friends from near and far who are committed to dialogue and friendship

9. Opportunity for friends/disciples of Jesus from China and the United States (and beyond) to meet and deepen our communion in Christ.

10. Opportunity for dialogue that leads to discovering how friendship is the way to proclaim the Gospel.

(and a few more)

11. Opportunity to explore the rich wisdom of Chinese and Western culture that opens hearts to encountering Christ.

12. Opportunity to listen to the voice of experience of those living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in China and the U.S. 

13. Opportunity to deepen our mutual commitment to building bridges of friendship and dialogue between the people of China and the U.S. 

14. Opportunity to explore new insights into the meaning of the Gospels as understood from different Chinese traditions.

15. Opportunity to explore historical hurt that makes Christ a foreigner in Chinese culture. 

16. Opportunity to experience our love for one another as friends in Christ Jesus.

17. Opportunity for people from China and the U.S. to become friends for life.


Here are a few highlights of the Conference program.

  1. Four outstanding keynote speakers and over 30 panel speakers from China, Germany, and USA, and a video message from Cardinal Chow of Hong Kong.

  2. Seven panels on Saturday and three panels on Sunday focusing on the themes of theology and faith forming in China, Chinese culture and Catholicism, clergy leadership and church life, and social services by both religious and lay people in urban and rural China.

  3. Speakers consist roughly equal number of religious and lay speakers.


  • A few notes:

    • These reflections -- i.e. the Top Ten+ -- are drawn from a recent meeting of the Conference Planning Committee. We're all very much looking forward to your participation and attendance.

    • Registration will be available in mid/late April 2024.


We look forward to learning and praying with you on August 2-4, 2024, at DePaul University.

Peace, friendship and Lenten Blessings,

The 29th International Conference Committee and

All of us at the USCCA


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