The talk will explore why ritual actions are important if Christians are to make connection with Chinese culture.
Session 2Being Christian and Chinese
The Chinese culture is undergirded by the Confucian ethical system which places an emphasis on relationships, especially familial relationships. The Chinese customs revolve around traditional rites which are religious but really more spiritual, as self-culitvation develops a personal selfhood which relates with family, community, nation and nature. This talk explores Chinese Qing Ming festive and ancestral rites as a basis of the Chinese familial and communal relationships and how Christians can celebrate and contribute to the evolving Chinese culture in the context of 21st C East Asian modernity.
Session 3Experience a Chinese Memorial Service
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in and experience a Memorial Service that expresses appropriate honour for our ancestors in the Chinese culture that is shaped by and true to our Christian faith in God.
Venue:Faith Methodist ChurchCharis Hall, Level 4