International Seminar of "Sinicization of Christianity in China" held in Beijing

By Ruth Wang, November 27, 2015 11:11 AM

International Seminar

International Seminar of "Sinicization of Christianity in China" was opened in Beijing, Nov. 20th, 2015. The seminar was sponsored by the World Religion Research Institution of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Religion Society, the CCC/TSPM of Beijing, and Christianity Research Center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

It is reported by some attendees that officials from Chinese religion management departments, Chinese church leaders, and nearly 150 experts, scholars and pastors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, America and Finland attended the seminar. Experts who attended from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas include Prof. Miikka Ruokanen at University Helsinki, Prof. Diane Obenchain at Fuller Theological Seminary, Rev. Wei Tixiang, the President of Cross-Straits Christianity Exchange Association of China, Prof. Hakan Granberg at Daofengshan Christian Culture Research Institution, Prof. Paulos Huang at University of Helsinki, Rev. Leung Yinsing at Hong Kong Culture Regeneration Research Society, etc.

The two-day seminar went through thorough discussions concerning the history, current situation, theories and practices of sinicization of Christianity.

Mr. Zhuo Xinping, the Director of the World Religion Research Institution of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences gave the opening speech. He stressed that the sinicization of Christianity was an old yet forever new topic and the process is still complicated yet changeable. Therefore, we should remember the past, focus on the present and expand our territory in the future. Since universality was manifested through localization, we should pay more attention to cultural adaptation, integration and innovation. Universality should not be separated from localization. He believed that Christianity could become a part of the Chinese culture and the Chinese culture needed to absorb Christian culture. When looking back on the history and analyzing the status quo, he supposed that the two should add beauty to each other through blending the essence of Chinese and Western culture as well as combining each other's advantages.

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

China’s New Institutional Reform: State Ethnic Affairs Commission Integrated into United Front Work Department

Recently the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee released a plan on deepening reform of Party and state institutions that integrates the State Administration for Religious Affairs into the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Chinese with Low 'Social Credit' At Risk from Travel Ban

New restrictions would be enforced this May for those with low social credits.

China's Wang Yi Remains as Chinese Foreign Minister

The 'silver fox' of China remains as the country's top diplomat

Chinese Natural Resource Ministry Head Selected

Lu Hao will be leading the new ministry for the environment.

China’s Influence on Putrajaya to Remain

An editorial highlights why China will remain influential in China.

Economist Yi Gang Appointed as Head of China's Central Bank

Beijing appoints the newest head of China's central bank.

North Korean Premier Kim Congratulates President Xi on Being Re-elected

The North Korean leader sends his greetings after the Chinese presidential and vice-presidential election.

China Building First 'Polar Silk Road' Cruise Ship

As part of the "Polar Silk Road" project, China is now making its first expedition ship.

China to Strengthen Anti-Smog Efforts

Additional targets will be added to the war against smog in China.