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Regent College Faculty in Hong Kong for Faith & Global Engagement Event

November 15, 2012
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AQUEDUCT, NOVEMBER 2012 – On November 23-24, 2012, Regent College faculty and staff members Paul Williams, Dr. John G. Stackhouse Jr., Mark Mayhew, and Dr. Rod Wilson will be speaking at Hong Kong University (HKU). This series of workshops and lectures will be the first joint effort between HKU’s Faith and Global Engagement initiative and the Regent College Marketplace Institute.

The Faith and Global Engagement initiative at Hong Kong University “focuses on the contribution of the Christian scholarly tradition, in conversation with other world-views, to the understanding and shaping of contemporary society.” This June marked the inaugural event for the initiative with an address by Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister and now Founding Patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF).

"We're excited about partnering with the Faith and Global Engagement Initiative.  The partnership creates a unique forum for people from all walks of life to explore critical questions on how faith bears on the most important questions of a globalized world.  These conversations are increasingly rare, yet never more needed."

--Mark Mayhew, Director, Marketplace Institute

The event will consist of three different discussions, each addressing the issues of integrating Christian faith with the public sphere. The first is a marketplace workshop on “Faith at Work.” Professor Paul Williams will then present a public lecture called “When Christianity Goes Public: Credible? Incredible? Incredulous?” The event will conclude with an interactive conference on “Going Public: Christian Engagement in the Secular World.”

About the Regent College Marketplace Institute

The Marketplace Institute (MI) is a theological research and design institute associated with Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Our vision is for the gospel to be recognized as public truth again. We want to see Christians owning the gospel in all aspects of their lives, and demonstrating its positive impact at all levels of society—individuals, communities, sectors, and the entire marketplace of ideas. Through our research and our grounding in the calibre of theological education found at Regent College, our mission is to provide and embody fresh, reliable, and well-informed expressions of the gospel that reveal its truth, necessity, and relevance to all spheres of public life.

About the Faith and Global Engagement Initiative

The Faith and Global Engagement Initiative is a self-funded multi-disciplinary initiative for research and teaching, providing a platform for experts to discuss the role of faith in the public, professional and cultural life of the region and beyond. It focuses on the contribution of the Christian scholarly tradition, in conversation with other world-views, to the understanding and shaping of contemporary society.