An Ecumenical Experiment in Colonial Hong Kong: The Start of the Tsuen Wan Ecumenical Social Service Centre (1973 to 1997) and Its Local Praxis
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香港中文大學研究人員
替代計量分析
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摘要Based on both documentary research and a series of interviews, this study retrieves the ecumenical spirit of the beginning of the dismissed the Tsuen Wan Ecumenical Social Service Centre (TWESSC), a Christian non-governmental organization. Early ecumenical praxis among six local churches (including one Catholic parish) testified to the need to work for (and with) the poor and to advocate for social justice, as promoted and sponsored by the World Council of Churches in the early 1970s. The TWESSC was recognised as an effective activist group in colonial Hong Kong, but was disbanded in 1997, due to conflict between the executive committee (including church representatives) and its frontline social workers and its service recipients. This article contributes to the study of ecumenism in Hong Kong in two ways. Firstly, it examines the emergence of the ecumenical movement in Hong Kong against the broader background of the involvement of church groups in community development. Secondly, it explores how the Hong Kong churches were occupied by the subvention of frontline services by the government since the 1980s, and how they sought to silence dissenting voices in the ecumenical movement.
出版社接受日期24.04.2019
著者WONG Wai-Yin Christina
期刊名稱Religions
出版年份2019
月份5
卷號10
期次5
出版社MDPI
文章號碼294
國際標準期刊號2077-1444
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Ecumenical Movement, Tsuen Wan Ecumenical Social Service Centre, Colonial Hong Kong, Church and Social Service, Community Development and Social Action

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