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Faith and Vocation in a Time of Transition

Date

08.05.2021

Time

10:00 - 16:30

Speaker

 - Prof Ard Louis,

 - Prof Keith Fox,

 - Dr Irene Fan,

 - Rev Vincent Chan

 - & others

Venue

Online

Ticket Fee Free

Organiser

 - FaSCoRe

 - Society for Science and Religion in Asia

 - Hong Kong Professional and Educational Services

 - The Centre for Sino-Christian Studies

 - Logos International Forum

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Faith and Vocation in a Time of Transition

The world is changing. In the last year, it has changed faster than ever seemed possible. What place does faith have in such times? And what role should faith play? This one-day online conference brings together academics and professionals, from Hong Kong and around the world, to engage with key issues.

The morning has a joint session discussing faith as it relates to natural science and engineering, social science, and business.

The afternoon has three separate tracks:
     Science and Engineering,
     Social Science,
     Business.

Opening 10:00 – 10:10am

Morning Joint Morning Session 10:10am – 12:45pm
Science & Engineering, Social Sciences, and Business.

“Faith & Vocation In A Time Of Transition”
– The Geo-spiritual Landscape of the Great Commission
– No Bridge is Too Far to Build
– Awana Ministry in Family and Parenting
– Serving God through Social Work Education and Practice 
– Bionic Human and the Future of Being Human
– How will Artificial Intelligence impact the 21st Century?

Details.

Lunch break 12:45 – 1:30pm

Afternoon Parallel Sessions 1:30 – 4:15pm

Science & Engineering Track 
“Bringing Christianity To Bear On Science & Engineering”

Preparatory watching for the session: Ard Louis on the calling of a Christian academic.

– The calling of a Christian academic in science
– Human gene modification: playing God? 
– Living in a connected world: the internet of things, smart sensors & autonomous vehicles
– Examining the possible insufficiency of the principle of Non-overlapping Magisteria

Details.

Social Sciences Track
 “A Time to Rebuild, Reconnect and Re-engage For Tomorrow” 

– Challenges and strategies of adoptive parents: an invisible family type in Hong Kong
– Working out the salvation of privilege in elite schools: A time capsule study of minority students in Asia
– The dark side of parenting: when parents’ self-worth depends on children’s performance
– Building bridges for Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese students in higher education for desired futures in post-conflict Hong Kong

Details.

Business Track
 “Evidence-based Servant Leadership for Organizational Transformation”

– Does faith-based servant leadership work in Asian culture?
Why an MA program in Leadership continues to attract executives in Asia after 10 years.
The founder of the curriculum and the lead faculty will tell the story.

Details.

Joint Closing Session 4:15 – 4:30 pm

 

Credits:
We are thankful for the participation of academics and professionals both from Hong Kong and from overseas institutions.

The overall conference is organised by the Logos International Forum (LIF).

The science track is co-ordinated by the Faith and Science Collaborative Research Forum (FaSCoRe) and the Society For Science & Religion in Asia (SSRA). We are also grateful to The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion for their involvement.

The business track is co-ordinated by Hong Kong Professional and Educational Services (HKPES), which is also providing assistance with online registration.

HKBU Centre for Sino-Christian Studies (CSCS) is managing the online platform for the virtual conference.

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