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Reflections on Peace

If things go as planned, my reflections on peace will be broadcast on RTHK 4 during 14~18-March, the second last week of Lent.

Special thanks to Rev. Maggie Mathieson for the invitation, and to Rev. Judy Chan for editing the scripts.

Adaptations:

  1. Peace with the Earth
  2. Peace with the Creatures
  3. Peace with Thy Neighbours
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Faith Hong Kong Photography

Tao Fong Shan

True to its roots as a place for inter-faith dialogue between Buddhists and Christians, Tao Fong Shan remains to be a quiet retreat among the busyness of Hong Kong, welcoming pilgrims of all faiths, to converse, to reflect, and to gain a deeper meaning of life.

Founded by Norwegian missionary Karl Ludvig Reichelt in 1930, it is now home to the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, the Lutheran Theological Seminary, and the Ascension House.

32 photos: Lightbox, Album

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Faith Palestine & Israel

The Story Behind “Holy Land”

I will be holding 2 talks about the book Holy Land, published in 2012.

As with publishing the book, this is something that I’d prefer never have to do. However, the recent carnage in Gaza has reminded me that there’s still much to do, if we are to find Peace in the land flowing with milk and honey.

The 1st one will be held in HK Readers on 31-Aug (Sun) at 3pm.

The 2nd one will be held in ACO on 6-Sep (Sat), also at 3pm.

Both talks will share the same message and be conducted in Cantonese.

Special thanks to HK Readers and ACO for making available their venues, they’re also the first bookshops to carry the book. Thanks also to 1908 Bookstore and Kubrick for providing shelf space early in the book’s days.

The book is currently available through Red Publish and Google Play as well.

The proceeds of the book are to be donated to the peacemakers in Palestine/Israel after deducting the production cost. The first donation has been made to Moriel Rothman, who contributed the first writing in the book−Detangling the Holocaust from Israeli-Palestinian Politics−and is an avid activist for a just peace in Israel/Palestine.

I’m not sure if there will be a second donation because, frankly, the sales has been very so-so. On the other hand, as long as the book can help raise the awareness for the prospect of peace in that particular piece of land, however little, my heart shall suffice.

“Holy Land” in Gaza, taken by Donna West.

Update 2016-Oct-09: The book is now also available through iTunes.

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Faith Photography

Merry Christmas

Painting on the separation barrier, Bethlehem.
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Faith Photography

Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Mary

As millions of Syrians are suffering because of the turmoil in the country, let us remember every one of them in our prayers, regardless of his or her religious orientation.

The Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Mary, Bethlehem.
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Faith Photography

Good Friday

Living and loving God, teach us and help us to reflect once again on what Jesus’ suffering and death mean to our lives and our world. Give us new hope, we ask it in your name. Amen.
– Bulletin of the Good Friday Service, Kowloon Union Church

Memorial candles, Jerusalem.
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Faith Photography

Welcome, 2013

So, the world didn’t end last month, tomorrows are still coming, life’s grace and sorrows continue to accompany us.

And as Christians, our missionary purpose and duty have not yet been completed.

Therefore, let us with God’s grace, charity and love, continue to serve in humility.

Shepherd’s Field, Greek Orthodox, Beit Sahour, Palestine.
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Faith Palestine & Israel

Kairos Palestine

A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of the Palestinian suffering.”

Now available in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

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Faith Palestine & Israel

The Bible and Christian Zionism

The Chinese translation of the chapter the Bible and Christian Zionism from Rev. Alex Awad’s Palestinian Memories has been published on Christian Times in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

Rev. Alex Awad, a Palestinian/Arab evangelical pastor, visited Hong Kong and Macau late last year, and gave a series of talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Faith Palestine & Israel

How 60 Minutes Became a Terrorist Attack

Bob Simon: Mr. Ambassador, I’ve been doing this a long time. And I’ve received lots of reactions from just about everyone I’ve done stories about. But I’ve never gotten a reaction before from a story that hasn’t been broadcast yet.

Michael Oren: Well, there’s a first time for everything, Bob.

Above is an excerpt of the conversation between the host of 60 Minutes and the Israeli ambassador to the United States, from the 22-Apr instalment about the dwindling local Christian community in Palestine/Israel.

A shot from the 60 Minutes programme on the Christians of the Holy Land.

Governments’ manipulation and influence of the press is nothing new, but why would the Israeli government, an administration considered a friend by many Christians, regarded this programme as a “potential strategic terrorist attack”, and went out of its way to interfere with a show which aimed to expose the difficulties faced by the local Christians?