Island Summer Talk - Christians and Social Justice

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Time:  2 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: 10/F Worship Hall
Speaker: Pastor Tony Read

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Description:
In the minds of many orthodox Christians, social justice has in the past been associated with a loss of sound doctrine, considered suspect and associated with liberal theology. The church has over the ages lost sight of its calling to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’ and minister to those in need and largely subcontracted it to specialized organisations. This seminar will review the foundations of social justice in the biblical context of a theology of justice and suggest that it is not so much a tension between faith and works but a holistic outworking of the great commandment.

Speaker Biography:
Tony Read has been in Hong Kong for over 30 years and is one of the founding pastors of The Vine Church and is still serving as its Justice Advocate. He championed the beginnings of its present refugee and asylum seeker NGO (ROAD) and anti-trafficking group (STOP). He often writes on issues of social justice and religion in the Hong Kong context.

Format:
Lecture and Q&A

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