Perspective Magazine Perspective Magazine Summer 2020

“Hong Kong Protests: A Messianic Movement?”

Panel discussion examined 2019 Hong Kong student protests

In one of the first of programs of its kind in the U.S. on the Hong Kong student protests, the October 22, 2019 program featured keynote speaker Dr. Lap Yan Kung, professor of Theology, The Divinity School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

A panel discussion followed, examining the religious and secular issues underlying the protests and the implications for religious communities in Hong Kong and around the world.  Dr. Sze-kar Wan, Professor of New Testament at Perkins, moderated the panel and organized the event.

The program was sponsored by SMU Perkins School of Theology, the Tower Center’s Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia,  and SMU’s Center for Faith and Learning and the Embrey Human Rights Program.