Graduate Theological Union

GTU hosts delegation from China

On Saturday, October 8, the GTU Asia Project was pleased to welcome thirteen distinguished Christian leaders from the People’s Republic of China. The group had come to the U.S. to attend a Bible exhibition in Washington, D.C. and to visit theological seminaries in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Los Angeles before coming to the GTU. A welcoming reception and roundtable conversation was hosted by GTU Dean Arthur Holder, Professor Thomas Cattoi from the Jesuit School of Theology, GTU Ph.D. students Pui Fong Wong and Mary Mee-Yin Yuen, and CDSP D.Min. student Chun Wai Lam. Spontaneous translation of the conversation was provided by Dr. Manhong Lin (GTU Ph.D. ‘07) who was traveling with the delegation in her role as Interim Dean of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary. The Chinese visitors were particularly interested in the interreligious dialogue taking place at the GTU. They expressed a desire that more students from China will be able to come to the GTU to study and a hope for continued exchanges of visits by faculty and administrators in our two countries.

Chinese delegation

Delegates:

Dr. Zhang Zhigang
President, Academy of Religious Studies, Peking University
Dr. Xu YihuaProfessor,
Center for American Studies, Fudan University
Mr. Li Hanying
Department head, Foreign Affairs Department of the State Administration for Religious Affairs of P.R.C
Ms. Yi Yang
Department head, Information Services of the State Administration for Religious Affairs of P.R.C
Elder Fu Xianwei
Chairperson, National Committee of Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China
Ms. Jin Wei
Vice-Chairperson, National Committee of Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China; Acting General Secretary, National YMCA & YWCA in China
Rev. Lu Dezhi
Vice-President, China Christian Council; President, Heilongjiang Province Christian Council; Senior Pastor,  Hallelujah Church in Haerbin
Rev. Shan Weixiang
Associate General Secretary, China Christian Council; Chief-Editor,  Tian Feng Magazine
Rev. Dr. Chen Yilu
Associate General Secretary,  China Christian Council; Acting Vice-President, Nanjing Union Theological Seminary
Rev. Kou Youguo 
Chairperson, Committee of Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in Liao’ning Province; President, Dongbei Theological Seminary
Rev. Gu Yuese
Vice-Chairperson, Committee of Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in Zhejiang Province; Senior Pastor, Chongyi Church in Hangzhou
Rev. Zhang Keyun
President, Jiangsu Province Christian Council; President, Jiangsu Bible School
Rev. Dr. Lin Manhong
Interim Dean, Nanjing Union Theological Seminary
Dr. Sun Qi
Secretary, Research Department of the China Christian Council

Category: