ASIA - Church in Asia reflects on Confucian-Christian Dialogue and Mission

Monday, 3 December 2018 dialogue   mission   local churches   religious freedom  

Vatican city (Agenzia FIdes) – Exploring how Confucianism sheds light on the comprehension of the Church and her evangelising mission, particularly in Asia: this is the purpose of a gathering of scholars of Confucianism from 3 - 8 December 2018 at the Rome based CIAM, International Centre for Mission Animation. The scholars, all Christian with Confucian roots come from South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. The sessions of Confucian-Christian dialogue take as a departure point elements emerging from recent documents issued by Pope Francis such as Evangelii Gaudium, Laudato Si' and "Amoris Laetitia".
The dialogue will dwell on questions of hermeneutics, biblical, liturgical, ethical, social and education also from the Confucianism point of view in comparison with the Christian approach and vision. The focus of the Study Seminar is to reflect on how Christians can consider and interact with the Confucian tradition as in their missionary commitment, looking at the Church’s mission in Asia, a world in which a good 20% of the population has Confucian roots. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 3/12/2018)