Hong Kong Protests: A Messianic Movement?

Oct. 22, 2019 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Prothro Great Hall

The 2019 Hong Kong protests have raised important questions about social movement and politics. But they also have religious dimensions as Christians take on leadership roles and churches offer sanctuary to protesters. Featured speaker Dr. Lap Yan Kung, professor of Theology, The Divinity School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong explains the religious and secular issues underlying the protests, then joins a panel to discuss the implications for religious communities in Hong Kong and around the world.

  

Panel members

  • Featured speaker Dr. Lap Yan Kung, Professor of Theology, The Divinity School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Hiroki Takeuchi, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Tower Center Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia
  • Dr. Matthew Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, SMU Center for Faith and Learning
  • Dr. Sze-kar Wan, Professor of New Testament, Perkins School of Theology, moderator

The event was sponsored by the SMU Perkins School of Theology, the Tower Center's Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia, SMU's Center for Faith and Learning and the Embrey Human Rights Program.