Pre-Parliament Event: Hong Kong, China

Organized by:

CENTRE for RELIGIOUS and
SPIRITUALITY EDUCATION
at
THE HONG KONG
INSTITUTE of EDUCATION



In cooperation with:

DEPARTMENT of CULTURAL and RELIGIOUS STUDIES (PROJECT for HARMONY in DIVERSITY)
at
CHINESE UNIVERSITY of HONG KONG

HONG KONG AMERICA CENTRE

INSTITUTE for GLOBAL CIVILIZATION

and

UNITED BOARD for CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION in ASIA


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13 April 2009

Discussions on Global Ethics
under the Globalized
Economic Structure

Speakers:

  • Mr. Christopher HUI
    Assistant Vice-President of Listing Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
  • Rev. Samson Jeremiah Chun-ho FAN
    Pastor-in-Charge of St. Thomas’ Church, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
  • Mr. James Kin-cheung KWAN
    Board of Directors of Sik Sik Yuen, M.B.E.
  • Ven. Hin-hung
    Instructor of Centre of Buddhist Studies, University of Hong Kong
    Managing Director of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association

The Hong Kong Pre-Parliament Event was a five-part series comprised of interreligious academic, cultural arts, and education programs held: March 23, 2009; April 13, 2009; April 24, 2009; November 6, 2009; and a Post-Parliament Event to be organized in 2010. The series of Pre-Parliament Events were organized through the sponsoring bodies of the Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education; Department of Cultural and Religious Studies (Project for Harmony in Diversity), Chinese University Hong Kong; Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University; Hong Kong America Centre; Institute for Global Civilization; and United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
 
Related events in March and April:
 
The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education
Theme: Is Globalization a Blessing or a Curse to Human Beings?

Dates:

As the subject Liberal Studies is becoming one of the Core Subjects in the New Senior Secondary Curriculum starting from September 2009, we organized the “Forums and Seminar on the Liberal Studies in New Senior Secondary Curriculum” during March and April of 2009. The theme of the forums was “Is globalization a blessing or a curse to human beings?” Experts in international political relations and global economic affairs were invited to deliver keynote speeches, followed by the responses from representatives of religious organizations to share with us their views on the issue. We shared with our frontline teachers working on Liberal Studies, to explore and discuss about the contemporary and important issues on the relationships between globalization and international politics, economy, culture and religions, so as to keep secondary teachers and students abreast of the current international issues.

These events were conducted in Cantonese without provision of English interpretation.