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  • 20 October
  • 21 October

Sami Awad

Executive Director
Holy Land Trust
Sami Awad is the Executive Director of Holy Land Trust. He was born in 1971 in the US. His parents are both Palestinians; Sami’s father, Bishara Awad, became a refugee at age nine after his father was killed in the 1948 war, and the family was forced out of their home in what is now West Jerusalem.

Sami's father is the founder of the Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem, and Sami's mother Salwa is from the Gaza Strip. At a young age, Sami was influenced by the teachings of his uncle Mubarak Awad, the Palestinian activist who promoted nonviolent resistance to the occupation during the first Intifadah (popular uprising), and he was arrested and deported for his peaceful/nonviolent activities by the Israeli government.

Through working with Mubarak, Sami was introduced to great leaders and visionaries of the global nonviolence movement; from Jesus to Gandhi, to King. Sami Awad holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the American University in Washington D.C. and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas.

20 October

21 October

Eugene Cho

Founder & Lead Pastor
One Day's Wages & Quest Church
Ps Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.

The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages) and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organisations in developing regions. Since its launch in October 2009, ODW has raised over 5 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times, NPR and numerous other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was recently honoured as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes.

Eugene recently released his first book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

Follow Eugene on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about him.

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21 October

Craig Greenfield

Founder & Director
Alongsiders International
Craig Greenfield is an activist, writer and social entrepreneur. He is the founder and director of Alongsiders International – a fast-growing youth movement equipping thousands of young Christians in 15 countries to reach out to their neighbours.

As well as writing for his popular blog at www.craiggreenfield.com, Craig is the author of Subversive Jesus (Zondervan 2016) and The Urban Halo (Authentic 2010).

Craig and his wife Nay, and their two children have lived more than 17 years amongst the poor in slums and inner city communities and established various ministries for transformation. He is based in Cambodia.

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21 October

Melba Maggay

Founder & Director
Institute for Studies in Asian Church & Culture
Melba Padilla Maggay is a writer and a social anthropologist based in the Philippines. She holds a doctorate in Philippine Studies, a master's degree in English Literature, and a first degree in Mass Communication. A specialist in intercultural communication, she was Research Fellow on the subject at the University of Cambridge under the auspices of Tyndale House, applying it to the question of culture and theology. She has lectured on intercultural communication and other cross-cultural issues worldwide, including a stint as Northrup Visiting Professor at Hope College, Michigan and Visiting Lecturer at All Nations Christian College in England.

Dr Maggay combines her academic expertise with artistic flair and leadership that brings people together for a common vision and enterprise. As a writer, she is proficient in technical and creative writing, and has won top literary prizes in the Philippines. As founder and longtime director of the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture, she had been cited for her outstanding leadership in organising the evangelical Protestant presence at the EDSA barricades during the February People Power Uprising in 1986.

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20 October

Jackie Pullinger

Founder
St. Stephen's Society
Jackie Pullinger MBE is the founder of the St Stephen’s Society in Hong Kong, where she has been living and ministering since 1966. Upon arriving in the city, she found work as a primary school teacher in the Kowloon Walled City, which in the 1960s was not policed and consequently had become one of the world’s largest opium-producing centres run by Chinese criminal triad gangs. She established a youth club to help drug addicts and street sleepers, and over many years grew it into a major justice-based ministry working with drug addicts and gang leaders.

St Stephen's Society provides rehabilitation homes for recovering drug addicts, prostitutes, and gang members. The charity's work has been recognized by the Hong Kong government which donated land for their rehabilitation homes. The intervention process that the drug addicts go through is very intensive. Instead of giving them the medication they are put into a room for 10 days, and prayed over and cared for by a group of ex-addicts. The early years of Jackie's Hong Kong ministry are chronicled in the book Chasing the Dragon.

21 October

Ken Wytsma

Founder of the Justice Conference
President of Kilns College
Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur. His work takes him around the world as a frequent international speaker on justice, theology, and leadership. Ken is known for his depth of insight and ability to inspire others to think deeply about faith, life, and leadership. Publisher’s Weekly called him 'one of the new breed of evangelical Christians returning to scripture to redeem justice as a central tenet of faith'.

Ken is the founder of The Justice Conference, which has reached over thirty thousand people across seven countries with a message on a theology of justice and God's call to give our lives away. He is also the lead pastor of global ministries at Antioch Church and is president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice. Ken also served for several years as the executive director of a creative office for World Relief and has experience as a senior partner for a brand strategy and marketing firm.

Ken is the author of Pursuing Justice, The Grand Paradox, Create vs Copy and The Myth of Equality. He has been published widely, with articles in RELEVANT Magazine, Huffington Post, Church Leaders, Worship Magazine and more. Ken lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.

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21 October

Dr Philemon Choi

President, The Youth Foundation & Youth Global Network Ltd.
Vice Chairman, HK Church Network for the Poor
Dr Philemon Choi Yuen-wan graduated from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1971. After receiving his Medical Degree, Dr Choi returned to Hong Kong and did his practice at Evangel Hospital. Dr Choi co-founded the Breakthrough Magazine in 1973. Due to his deep concern for youth, Dr Choi left his practice and furthered his studies at Trinity International University, USA, and received his Master Degree in Counseling in 1977. In 2001, he had the award of the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa by Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also conferred the Honorary Professor by East China Normal University, Shanghai in 2006.

Dr Choi is the founder of Breakthrough and had served as the Director, then General Secretary and eventually Honorary General Secretary of the Breakthrough organisation until June 2015. He is one of the founders and currently the vice chairman of Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor. He is currently the President of The Youth Foundation and Youth Global Network. Under his leadership, Breakthrough has developed from one magazine to a multi-media youth organisation. He is also active in community affairs and is appointed by the Government of the HKSAR as members of various committees related to youth policy and youth services.

Dr Choi is a regular seminar speaker on matters related to youth among parents and teachers associations, schools services and international conferences. He is also an author of a few best sellers and a regular contributor to youth magazines.

21 October

Robert Glover

Founder
Care for Children
Robert Glover OBE first visited China in 1996 as a UK social work Manager to research how he could use his professional training to support disadvantaged children. In 1998 Dr Glover founded ‘Care for Children’ and accepted an invitation to Shanghai with his wife and six children to work in partnership with the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau. They then moved to Beijing where Robert acted as an advisor to the government and helped roll out foster care across China.

After the success in China, projects in Thailand and Vietnam followed, opening up the opportunity to impact the lives of thousands of children.

Robert has had remarkable success in replicating family placement across Asia. He is often invited to be a keynote speaker and advisor and sits on international steering committees. His work has seen a generation of orphans’ lives transformed through the love of a family!

21 October

Patricia Ho

Human Rights Lawyer
Daly & Associates
Patricia Ho is a Hong Kong based human rights lawyer. She was raised in Hong Kong in a cross-culture family and developed a preoccupation for standing up for 'what's right' since a young age. Much of her and her firm Daly & Associates' work involves defending the rights of minority groups in Hong Kong by way of challenging government policies and law in judicial reviews. Her cases include a number of landmark judicial review test cases concerning asylum seekers/refugees (issues include access to social welfare, release from detention, permission to work), transgender persons (discriminatory treatment in detention), domestic helpers (right to security), sex workers (right to security) and victims of human trafficking.

Apart from litigation, Patricia provides legal and strategic advice to a number of NGOs in Hong Kong, and works with both local and international bodies to advocate for the rights of marginalised groups, including refugees, asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking in Hong Kong.

Since becoming a mother to two, she has also become passionate about challenging the mould of what a mother and pastor's wife should look like as she juggles between her different roles.

21 October

Dennis Kwok

Barrister-at-law
Civic Party
Dennis Kwok is a member of the Legislative Council representing the legal profession in Hong Kong. He is currently the Executive Committee Member (Party Development) of Civic Party and the Convenor of The Professionals Guild.

Dennis is a founding member of Civic Party, The Professional Commons (a think-tank on public policies) and the Professionals Guild (an alliance formed among functional constituency members in the Legislative Council). He was also a non-executive director (non-official) of the Urban Renewal Authority and a director on the board of the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group. He is currently serving as a member of the Housing Authority, director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and member of China Practice Development Committee of the Hong Kong Bar Association.

In 2006, Dennis was elected as an Election Committee Member for the legal subsector. He graduated from King's College London in 1999 where he received his LLB. Dennis was admitted as a solicitor in the High Court of Hong Kong in 2002 and to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2003. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2006.

He trained and worked as a solicitor at the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for 5 years. His current practice as a barrister focuses on civil cases, international arbitration and judicial review.

20 October

20 October

Boom Mosby

Founder & Director
HUG Project Thailand
Founder and Director of the HUG Project Thailand, Boom Mosby is dedicated to preventing, protecting, and restoring child victims of sexual abuse and human-trafficking. In June 2017, she was honoured by the U.S. State Department as a TIP Report Hero as part of their 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. Ms Mosby is the first Thai woman to receive this distinction.

Her career highlights include the opening of ACT House Chiang Mai - the first children’s advocacy centre in Southeast Asia, which she now directs; and the formation of TICAC (Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children) task force, in which she participates actively. As a TICAC member, Ms Mosby collaborates with law enforcement and other agencies to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of Internet-facilitated crimes against children in Thailand.

Ms Mosby’s current functions include providing investigative support through fact-finding, case coordination, and consultations with various law enforcement, social work, NGO, and government officials; and conducting key forensic interviews with child victims of trafficking and sexual abuse. Her current objectives include promoting the expansion of the Child Advocacy Center concept throughout Thailand and advocating for a victim-centred approach.

20 October

21 October

Carter Quinley

Thailand Ambassador
Freedom Collaborative
Carter Quinley is the Thailand Ambassador of Freedom Collaborative, an online platform which resources, connects and equips the anti-trafficking community across the globe. Additionally, she is the Strategic Partnerships Manager at Nvader, an organisation which professionally investigates cases of trafficking and child sexual exploitation and prosecutes offenders.

An American national raised in rural and urban Thailand, she has a multi-cultural background, having worked with marginalised groups in slum communities, red-light districts, remote villages, and natural disaster zones in Southeast Asia, West Africa and Southern Asia. She also Vice-Chairs the International Child Protection Network (ICPN), an initiative of the UK National Crime Agency's Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, comprised of various NGOs, including Friends International, ECPAT, World Vision, UNICEF, Save the Children and others. Carter takes a particular interest in issues of migration, international law, human rights, and criminal justice. Follow Carter on Twitter @carterquinley

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21 October

Micah Bournes

Musician, Poet & Speaker
Micah Bournes was raised in the hip-hop culture of Long Beach, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Media  Communications from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. During college, he began writing and performing music and poetry. His rhythmic roots and theological training unite to birth a unique brand of creative truth-telling.
www.MicahBournes.com

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21 October

Thomas Abbott

Country Project Manager
Care for Children
Thomas Abbott grew up in the Himalayas of North Pakistan where his parents worked in International Development, specifically agriculture. Thomas majored in History and Media Arts at the University of Surrey, and following the completion of his degree, his interest in International Development took him to Shanghai, China where he worked with the British Council. In 2003 he joined Care for Children as their Media and PR officer in Beijing.

In 2012, Thomas took on a new role as Country Project Manager and moved with his wife Rachel to Chiang Mai, Thailand to establish Care for Children's first pilot project outside of China. The Thailand project has been a great success, and following an agreement with the government, the project looks to expand to 15 new sites throughout Thailand. Based now in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thomas has been a core member of Care for Children for the past 13 years and continues with many responsibilities including oversight of SE Asia for Care for Children.

20 October

20 October

Jeffrey Andrews

Social Worker
Christian Action
An Indian by descent, Hong Kong-born and raised Jeffrey Andrews is one of the first ethnic minority registered social workers in Hong Kong. Committed to helping refugees and minority rights, in 2014 he travelled to the United Nations committee on economic, social and cultural rights in Geneva to speak about the issues of segregated schools and possible solutions. He has been on numerous documentaries, news articles, TV programmes and featured in two books. In 2016 The Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme was awarded to him in recognition of his dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the enhancement of racial harmony and integration.

21 October

Alia Eyres

CEO
Mother's Choice
Prior to joining Mother’s Choice as CEO in 2012, Alia was a corporate lawyer in Hong Kong for Hogan Lovells, and in New York for Skadden, Arps. Alia holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Centre and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University, where she was also a member of the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Rowing Team. Alia was born and raised in Hong Kong, where she and her six younger siblings had the opportunity to volunteer at Mother’s Choice through childhood. Alia lives with her husband, an entrepreneur from Ireland, and four young sons.

20 October

John Chan

Assistant Professor
Alliance Bible Seminary
陳韋安博士建道神學院神學系助理教授陳韋安博士畢業於香港大學哲學系,後於建道神學院修讀道學碩士,其後往德國魯爾波鴻大學完成神學博士學位。畢業後他回到建道神學院從事神學教育工作。著作包括《關於基督徒,我們說的其實是...》、《逆風跑的九十九隻羊》、《寫給你心中尚未崩壞的地方》等。

Dr. John Chan received a B.A. Degree in Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong, a M.Div Degree in Alliance Bible Seminary, a Th.D Degree from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. He now works in Alliance Bible Seminary. His books include “What We Talk About When We Talk About Being A Christian", and “To the Yet Unbroken Part of Your Soul”.

Tina Chan

Project Manager
Stop Trafficking of People
Tina Chan is a Hong Kong-based anti-human trafficking activist. She has always been involved in migration and identity issues due to her multicultural background. Tina is currently the Project Manager of STOP (Stop Trafficking of People), an anti-trafficking initiative that provides legal referral and direct social assistance to victims of trafficking in and around Hong Kong. Before joining STOP, she has worked with several human rights organisations and a philanthropist.

Tina’s passion and work are rooted in social justice. She likes to consider herself an intrapreneur, building projects and programs from the ground up. Committed to being a modern-day slavery abolitionist and human rights activist, she thrives on being a creative individual, an idea-maker, and a problem solver. Her biggest passion is to rethink her approach to the fight against human trafficking using innovative design and technology. Specifically, Tina aims to raise awareness about human trafficking through a culturally-informed perspective.

In 2016, she and her team published Hong Kong’s first Cantonese-English human trafficking dictionary. Now in 2017, she will be launching a set of originally designed (and bilingual) flashcards that will equip the public with knowledge about key human trafficking terms.

Outside of STOP, Tina is an independent researcher, avid reader, and traveller. Her research interests are nationalism and national identity formation.

20 October

Ponloeu Ea

National Learning Coordinator
Tearfund
Ponloeu joined Tearfund in 2013 as a National Learning Coordinator. Prior to this, he worked for over 13 years with Resource Development International-Cambodia (RDI-C). He works with Tearfund’s partners and wider network to facilitate the sharing of learning around the church and community mobilisation process (CCMP). He enjoys visiting churches and communities and learning about the lives of people being transformed. Ponloeu finds great joy in seeing how the local church is leading the community to engage with local authorities, and together responding to the needs of the whole community, and in particular the vulnerable.

Ponloeu is married to Thyra, and they have three children: Ellie, 7, Erica, 5, and Eliana, 2.

21 October

Fe Foronda

National Director
Philippine Children's Ministries Network
Fe Foronda is a registered Social Worker and has most recently obtained her Master of Social Work. Her advocacies include the integral mission of the church, protection of children and youth at risk of child abuse and exploitation, protection of children in disasters and emergency situations, and those who are internally displaced.

She is currently the National Director of Philippine Children Ministries Network and is a Commission Head on Children of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.

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20 October

Chomno In

Founder & Director
Cambodian Hope Organization
Chomno has over 25 years of experience in International Relief and Community Development. He founded the Cambodian Hope Organization (CHO) in 2002 and currently serves as its Director.
Chomno was born in Battambang Cambodia and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Siem Reap, Cambodia, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Development from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University in Bang Kok, Thailand. In addition to these degrees, through CHO, he holds certifications from World Concern, Tearfund UK, Tearfund Australia, Entrust, Lifewater, Equitas, USDA, ILO, ZOA and the Prime Minister of Cambodia.

He has received numerous awards and certificates on the national and international level for children trafficking reduction and education, child labor elimination, victims of trafficking support, school and curriculum development, health care, water sanitation, HIV clinic construction, well, ponds, latrine construction, poverty reduction and development of agriculture, animal husbandry, church planting, and micro business programmes.

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21 October

Nathan de Lyster

Executive Director
HOPE International, Hong Kong
Nathan de Lyster is the Executive Director for HOPE International’s Hong Kong office – an organisation that invests in the lives of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and communities across the developing world. After the beginning of a career in banking and experiencing the positive impact that financial services have in our daily lives, Nathan decided to use those skills as a ‘missionary banker’ and the opportunity of extending key financial services and business training to the unbanked around the world. He’s an Australian, a passionate cyclist, guitarist, coffee enthusiast and aspirational vegan.

20 October

Tawee Donchai

Thailand Founding Director
Freedom Story
Originally from a small farming community in Chiang Rai, Tawee was given the opportunity to get a better education outside of his village school, after his parents passed away when he was quite young. Eventually, Tawee got his Masters in Biochemistry. He began working as a scientist in Chiang Mai, all the while holding a dream in his heart to start a youth centre in his hometown for children at risk.

He envisioned a place for youth to go and become part of a group—a place to give these children a broader view of the world and to empower them to reach their potential. He also dreamed of providing scholarships for low-income families to send their children to school, giving priority to those at most in need.

In 2007, he met the documentary team from The SOLD Project and together they formed The Freedom Story. After living away from his hometown since he was 10, Tawee moved back to Chiang Rai with his wife, Beth, in 2011 and took on his full-time role as the Thailand Founding Director of the Freedom Story, where he now oversees the organisation’s operations in Thailand.

21 October

21 October

Tom Franz

CEO
The Vine Community Services Ltd
Tom, his wife Monique, and their four children moved to Hong Kong in 2007 to work with a humanitarian organisation. He has done humanitarian projects and provided disaster relief from North Korea to North Africa. He believes that God’s heart is for us to give a voice to those with no voice, to protect the weak and vulnerable, to reach out to the marginalised within our communities, and to fight oppression with love and justice.

Catherine Graham

Chaplain
St John’s Cathedral
Catherine was appointed Vice Chair and Chaplin of HELP in 2011. Catherine is an Anglican priest at St John’s Cathedral, where she coordinates pastoral care. She is a member of the organising committee of the Hong Kong Network of peace and religion. Catherine has over fifteen years’ experience working in the NGO and corporate field and is a qualified fundraiser. She has participated in UN meetings regarding migration and development in New York and Geneva, and UNCSW. In addition to her role on the Board of Help, Catherine is a Board member of the Nesbitt Centre, and Viva. Catherine was born and educated in the UK, she lived in Dubai for ten years prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2011.

21 October

Andrew Gardener

Senior Pastor
The Vine Church
Andrew is the Senior Pastor at The Vine Church in Hong Kong where he oversees the pastoral and executive leadership teams. Born in the UK, Andrew moved to HK at age 12, which he now considers his true home. He has a Masters in Theology and a love for art house movies. Andrew is married to Christine, a kiwi, and they have recently adopted their first child, a beautiful girl called Mia.

21 October

Steve Gaultney

Senior Pastor
Community Church
Steve Gaultney is the senior pastor at Community Church Hong Kong in Sheung Wan. Prior to coming to Hong Kong In 2009, Steve served international churches in Germany, England and Switzerland. Born in Africa, he did his theological studies in both Zurich and Princeton. Before becoming a pastor, Steve worked with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in the UK, and the U.S. He and Marian have been married for 34 years and have three kids.

Phill Gray

Head of Group Operations
Care for Children
Phill Gray grew up in the UK where his parents worked in Nursing and Social Work. Phill trained as a chef and later achieved a degree in Hospitality from the University of West London. His career then took him around the world including France and Hong Kong. As his career developed, Phill moved into the Events World which saw him oversee some of the country’s most prestigious occasions. In 1993 he met and then married Rachel, and they now have 3 boys.

A move into the nonprofit sector following roles with various corporate companies including HSBC, saw Phill heading up the UK Operation for Wycliffe Bible Translators. This involved a move out of London to Buckinghamshire in the UK, where they still live presently. In 2006 Phill took a role with Newfrontiers, a large network of churches based across the globe. This role included oversight of one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest Christian Youth gatherings. The success of this event and its continued growth from 3,000 to over 8,000 young people saw the event capture interest from the UK government leading to an advisory role on youth culture in the UK. Late in 2016, Phill was approached by Care for Children to come onto the UK board and very quickly it became clear that his knowledge and experience would be of great advantage in an operational role. So, in early 2017 Phill stepped into the Head of Group Operations role supporting the CEO in oversight of the operations of Care for Children across the world.

Lois Hall

Care for Children
Lois spent her upbringing in Shanghai and Beijing before returning to the UK at 18 to study Sport Nutrition and Performance at the University of Bath. Following that, she worked on staff for Holy Trinity Brompton in London (home of the Alpha Course) for 5 years and was on the leadership team for one of their core Sunday services. Lois returned to her Asia routes in 2012 when she travelled to HK for a year and served as a helper with the brothers at St Stephens Society. In 2013 Lois began working at Care for Children on the fundraising and communications team and has been there ever since! She is married to Jonny who is a filmmaker and animator and together they have a son, Thaddaeus.

20 October

Jo Herbert

Theology and Networks Manager (USA & Europe)
Tearfund
Jo leads on Tearfund’s theological work, promoting Integral Mission (or holistic mission) theology and equipping churches, theological colleges and organisations particularly in the US and Europe, although with also wider global engagement. She graduated from King’s College London with a Masters in Theology in Ministry, where she specialised in the faith of Millennials and the impact of consumerism. Jo also leads on Environmental and Economic Sustainability for Tearfund. She lives in London, UK with housemates, she enjoys cycling, exploring new places and is working towards a zero waste lifestyle!

21 October

Alex Ip

Assistant Professor
Divinity Schoolof Chung Chi College CUHK
Alex is currently working as an Assistant Professor (New Testament) in the Divinity School of Chung Chi College CUHK. Before joining the Divinity School, he worked as the General Secretary of the NGO Industrial Evangelistic Fellowship from 2014 to 2017. He also founded the School of Poverty Caring in 2009, serving as the voluntary principal until 2017. Alex has written numerous Chinese books concerning poverty and Christian mission. His monograph A Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation of the Letter to Philemon in Light of the New Institutional Economics was published by Mohr Siebeck in Aug 2017. His major research focus is Economics and New Testament interpretation.

21 October

Margaret Kendall

St. Stephen's Society
Margaret came from New Zealand to Hong Kong 30 years ago. She has been working with St Stephen's Society among the poor, distressed and addicted in Hong Kong and training teams to do this in Asia.

20 October

William Kenny

Assistant General Counsel
Compassion International
William is a qualified Australian lawyer who has been living and working in Asia for the past 5 years. After beginning his career in Australia, William felt God's call to Asia where he and his wife now call home. He now serves as Assistant General Counsel for Compassion International in Asia working with country offices and church partners in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

William's qualifications include Bachelors of Laws and Arts (International Studies) from Deakin University and a Masters of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne.

Apart from the obligatory coffee enjoyed by all Melbournians, William has a special affinity for books, all things star trek and the occasional hike around Hong Kong.

Dr Kwok Wai-Luen

Assistant Professor & Assistant Director
Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Kwok Wai-Luen is Assistant Professor of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, and Associate Director of Centre for Sino-Christian Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He also serves as Vice President of the Society for the Study of the History of Christianity in China and is a member of the Theology Committee of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Union of Hong Kong. He received his MSocSc in Counselling from the City University of Hong Kong, MDiv and ThM in Christianity and Chinese Culture from Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong, and PhD in Theology from King’s College London. He has authored and edited 4 books and published more than 20 journal articles on Chinese Christianity and Systematic Theology. His most recent book publication is: “Self-defence or Social Concern? The Social and Political Participation of Hong Kong Church” (2014). He has been awarded two General Research Fund projects of Research Grant Council of HKSAR Government since he joined HKBU in 2012. Both projects are in the history of Christianity in China.

21 October

Fiona Lambert

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
Tearfund
Fiona leads Tearfund’s engagement in philanthropic partnerships, finding opportunities for individuals across the world to intentionally engage in supporting Tearfund's work. Having grown up with a strong awareness of both the richness and division that cultural diversity can bring, and graduated with a Masters in International Affairs from Exeter, Fiona is passionate about issues of global justice and poverty. She lives in Buckinghamshire in the UK with her husband Nathan and loves music, visiting new places and spending time exploring God’s creation.

Tearfund is a Christian organisation working in 50+ countries, responding to crisis and partnering with local churches to bring restoration to those living in poverty.

Roy Njuabe

Refugees & Asylum Seekers Pastor
The Vine Community Services Ltd
Roy Njuabe developed an interest in pastoral ministry serving the refugees and asylum seekers community in Hong Kong, as he witnessed firsthand the challenges of an asylum seeker. Upon this foundation of refugees’ experience of marginalisation, he developed a curious mind with regards to pastoral ministry towards the poor, Refugees and Asylum Seekers. To further this ministry, he decided to take up a course related to pastoral work. In 2013, he received his degree in Bachelor of Theology in Lutheran Theological seminary Hong Kong. After graduation, he was employed by Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong (ELCHK) to work at ELCHK Lutheran Academy as Evangelist, and continue to work as a religious support teacher. Roy continued his studies in Master of Divinity Clinical Counseling at Tyndale Seminary, Canada.

In 2015, Roy Njuabe joined The Vine Community Services Limited to work as Refugees and Asylum Seekers Pastor. His activities were many; alongside other NGOs, he participated in raising awareness, social inclusiveness and promote better living conditions for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Outside of his work, he studies about other disciplines related to refugee work. In 2017, Roy joined a team of lawyers, policymakers, border control officers, UNCHR official and practitioners at Oxford University for an international summer school in Refugee and Forced Migration study where he created connections and gained deeper knowledge about the development of refugees and asylum seekers.

When he is not occupied with work, Roy enjoys spending his time researching on refugee work around the world and how international humanitarian agencies respond to the needs of refugees, as it is his dream to raise the profile of The Vine Community Services Limited to an international level. If you know Roy, he is from Cameroon and passionate to empower refugees to be self-sufficient, leading to a better future.

21 October

Dr Stephen Sizer

Founder & Director
Peacemaker Mediators
The Revd Dr Stephen Sizer is the founder and director of Peacemaker Mediators, a charity dedicated to peacemaking, especially where minorities are persecuted, where justice is denied, human rights are suppressed, or reconciliation is needed. He is also vice-chair of Biblica (International Bible Society) Europe and a trainer for Christianity Explored. Stephen has been in full-time Christian ministry for over 40 years serving as an evangelist, pastor, Bible teacher and trainer in over 30 countries. He has written three books about Christian Zionism, the Bible and the Holy Land. He is addicted to cameras, photography, Apple products and Chinese food.

20 October

Samedy Sok

Country Director
World Relief Cambodia
Samedy Sok was born in Battambang, Cambodia and migrated to the U.S. in early 1982 as a Khmer Rouge survivor and refugee. In 2013, he started working with the World Relief U.S.A. and started a new U.S. Programs office in Maryland and provided highly successful services to the refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers from around the world. Before joining the World Relief, he worked with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and worked many years in a variety of roles in community development, served the refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers through resettlement programmes, including the needy population. Part of the U.S. Resettlement programmes. He also worked closely with many none-for-profit agencies, local government community development departments and U.S. church partners to develop the community services to serves the most vulnerable.

Currently, Samedy is a Country Director for the World Relief Cambodia. He earned his Bachelor degree from the State University of New York in the Interdisciplinary Studies; Concentration in International Development; Refugee Services and Post Graduated from Utica, New York; focused on Survey/Researching of Community Services and Development, San Diego, CA; focused on Strengthening Refugee; Immigrant Families and Communities Development, Boston, MA Psychological Training; for “Refugees, Immigrants; Human Trafficking, Victims of Violence”, American University Washington, DC with the Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars Programme; Foreign Relations; Policy and Practice” and Strategic Communications Training. He's also a Member of Building a Better Response for Humanitarian Disaster Relief in Southeast Asia.

But perhaps more important than all of these skills and knowledge that Samedy has is the strong sense of calling that God has placed in his heart, 'To return to my homeland with my family and to help strengthen the churches and communities using my gifts. To serve our team as God’s Kingdom is advanced in Cambodia through World Relief.'

20 October

Michael Wong

Local Board
Hope International In Hong Kong
Michael’s earliest memory of discovering his heart for the poor was a young child; seeing homeless people in his hometown and asking his earthly father for money to give to them. Since then, he has developed an interest in the intersection between finance, development and the heart of God for those in need. As a teen, he subsequently became interested in international debt, and its impact on the development of nations and since has followed developments in microfinance, anti-human trafficking and more recently the application of technology in these areas.

Mike is part of the local board for HOPE International in Hong Kong and has spent time on several short-term missions around South East Asia. His day job is as a technology specialist in Finance, focusing on new technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. He enjoys exploring the potential for change that can be brought about by the intersection of new approaches, technology and the dedication of even a few committed people.

Stephen Wong

Adjunct Lecturer of MSSc in Global Political Economy
The Chinese University of HK
Mr Stephen Wong received his B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. Degree in East Asian Studies from Yale University. Since then, he has worked for a number of global financial institutions, including as an Executive Director in UBS (London) and a Managing Director at RBS.

Mr Wong’s public service includes various advisory roles appointed by the Hong Kong Government, including Committee Member of the Financial Services Development Council, Sub-committee Co-opt Member of the Sustainable Development Council, and Member of Investment Committee of the Beat Drugs Fund. Mr Wong is also active in community service. He is Chairman of the “Clean Air Network” and Vice Chairman of the Budget and Allocation Committee of the Community Chest. He is also a part-time Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy program.

黃元山先生
香港中文大學全球政治經濟社會科學碩士課程客席講師
黃元山先生畢業於芝加哥大學經濟學系,後考獲美國耶魯大學國際關係所東亞研究碩士學位。畢業後他先後在多家國際金融機構工作,其中包括在瑞銀(UBS)倫敦總部任執行董事和在英國蘇格蘭皇家銀行(RBS)任職董事總經理。

黃先生出任的香港特區政府公職包括金融發展局小組成員、可持續發展委員會小組增選成員、禁毒基金投資小組委員會委員。其他社會公職包括環保組織“Clean Air Network”(��康空氣行動)董事局主席、公益金預算及分配委員會副主席等,亦是中文大學全球政治經濟社會科學碩士課程客席講師。

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Kelley Craft

Sons & Daughters
Kelley is in love with Jesus. She followed Him into full-time missions 15 years ago. She’s travelled the world with Him, and in 2009, she moved to Hong Kong. For the past eight years, she’s been going to the men and women in the red light districts in this city, showing them who Jesus is by loving them. This love has developed into a ministry called Sons & Daughters—aimed to help those in the sex industry to walk into the freedom Jesus bought for them.

She loves coffee dates, unplanned adventures, wearing matching clothes with her best friend, and laying in the floor in God’s presence. 

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Children at Risk

Friday, 20 October
1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre
Children are our greatest potential asset for the future. How can we do justice for those who through no fault of their own fall through the cracks in our systems of care?

Moderator: Phill Gray

Workshop 1) Should We Really Work with the Church?
Thomas Abbott and Lois Glover present a surprising challenge in the way we should care for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Speakers: Thomas Abbott, Lois Hall
Date: 20th October, 1:30pm, 1/F Mini Hall

Workshop 2) New Generation for Justice
Discover how youth ambassadors from churches, as advocates for justice, are trained in the conduct of anti-child sexual abuse and exploitation through small group sessions and public campaigns. They mentor and coach children at risk by educating and raising awareness on prevention of abuse, and in accessing the government referral system for specialised care.

Speaker: Fe Foronda
Date: 20th October, 3:00pm, 1/F Mini Hall

Workshop 3) To Advocate, or Not to Advocate; That is the Question!
Panel: Thomas Abbott, Fe Forunda and Alia Ayres
Date: 20th October, 4:30pm, 1/F Mini Hall

Sponsored by Care For Children

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Peacemaking & Politics

Friday, 20 October
2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre
Religion is often at the heart of many disputes, cultural conflict, violence and war. Can seeking justice for ‘the other’ bring reconciliation, understanding and peace?

Moderator: Steve Gaultney

Workshop 1) Christian Jihad – a Biblical Basis for Proactive Peacemaking
Examine the nature of the Christian ‘struggle’ against evil based on the New Testament, with examples drawn from experiences as a mission partner in Communist Eastern Europe, Islamic Middle East, and increasingly secular Great Britain.

Speaker: Stephen Sizer
Date: 20th October, 1:30pm, 2/F Main Auditorium

Workshop 2) Practicing Peace in Hostile Surroundings
What does it mean to be a peace activists in the midst of hostile surroundings? Can you engage in peace work in a situation where all sides have given up on peace? As a Palestinian committed to peace and justice, Sami Awad will present his methodology for transforming what seems to be impossible into becoming a possibility.

Speaker: Sami Awad
Date: 20th October, 3:00pm, 2/F Main Auditorium

Workshop 3) The Politics of Jesus
Explore Christian principles for engagement in the political arena as gleaned from Scriptures, followed by conversations about the questions and issues confronting Christians engaged in social activism.

Speaker: Melba Maggay
Date: 20th October, 4:30pm, 2/F Main Auditorium

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Poverty & Community Engagement

Friday, 20 October
4/F Upper House, The Vine Centre
Despite the significant reduction of abject poverty and the effects of disease much of the less-developed world is still struggling to bring about significant economic revitalisation in rural communities. What initiatives can Christians take to facilitate community engagement and bring hope to struggling communities?

Moderator: Michael Wong

Workshop 1) Only a Spider can Repair its Own Web

How to mobilize a movement of local “insiders” to transform their own communities. Explore key lessons from the Alongsiders youth discipleship movement, active in 15 countries, reaching thousands of vulnerable children and at risk youth.

Speaker: Craig Greenfield
Date: 20th October, 1:30pm, 4/F Upper House

Workshop 2) Can Micro-enterprise Save the World?
A global and local insight into how micro-enterprise can alleviate the impact of poverty and bring economic, social, and spiritual transformation.

Speaker: Nathan de Lyster
Date: 20th October, 3:00pm, 4/F Upper House

Workshop 3) Is Social Transformation a Pipe-dream?
Facilitating large scale community transformation depends on a powerful combination of both a dedicated organisational engine focused on servicing the frontline, and on a developing a frontline which can deliver consistent, repeatable community empowerment in the field. Both parts of this structure are necessary and need to work together well for success otherwise the back-end will control and limit the outcome, or the front end will outrun the sustaining capacity of the organisational structure.

Speaker: William Kenny, Samedy Sok
Date: 20th October, 4:30pm, 4/F Upper House

Sponsored by HOPE International

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奴隸制度與剝削 (Slavery & Exploitation)

Friday, 20 October
Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road
Cantonese session, no translation available.

大多數先進國家享有舒適的生活型態,但實際上經濟體系是不健全的,且代價是剝削了貧窮人民。我們要探討的是,什麼司法舉措可以解決這個平衡問題?

Much of the developed world enjoys a comfortable lifestyle at the expense of less developed economies in which the poor are exploited. What justice initiatives are needed to address the balance?

Moderator: Patricia Ho

Workshop 1) 反人口販運:立法會的相關性是什麼?(Anti-Human Trafficking: What is the Relevance of the Legislative Council?)

郭榮鏗分享他過去一年,作為立法會議員,替反人口販運的付出。他一直與律師和非政府組織緊密合作,提出請願書和擬議立法,以遊說政府將所有形式的販賣人口和強迫勞動定為犯罪行為。他將會在即將舉行的立法會會議上,詳細介紹與反販運有關的工作,例如:關於ZN v司法部長和“2017年就業(修訂)(第2號)條例草案”的後續工作。Dennis shares his anti-human trafficking effort in the past year as a LegCo member. He has been working closely with lawyers and NGOs on a petition and piece of proposed legislation to lobby the Government to criminalise all forms of human trafficking and forced labour comprehensively. He will also give an overview of the work relevant to anti-human trafficking in the coming LegCo session, for example, follow-up work on ZN v Secretary for Justice and the Employment (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2017.

Speaker: Dennis Kwok
Date: 20th October, 1:30 pm, Salvation Army

Workshop 2) 人口販運是否真的存在於香港? (Does Human Trafficking Really Exist in Hong Kong?)
近年數個全球報告都顯示人口販運普遍在香港發生,但實際情況如何?人口販運是否真的存在於我們的城市,我們的社區之內?被販運的人又是否只局限於外國人? 本地反人口販運組織STOP的項目經理Tina Chan會透過是次講座與參加者分享她的前�經驗,並提供現今人口販運和各種奴隸型式剝削的最新資訊。Various global research have shown the prevalence of human trafficking in Hong Kong. However, the Hong Kong Government has repeatedly denied the existence of it. What is the real situation? And does human trafficking really exist in our city, our neighbourhood, only involving foreigners? Through this talk, Tina Chan the Project Manager of STOP will offer her frontline insight and experience, and to give the audience a foundational understanding of human trafficking and modern-day slavery, especially related to various typologies of slave-like exploitation today in Hong Kong.

Speaker: Tina Chan
Date: 20th October, 3:00pm, Salvation Army

Workshop 3) 從奴隸身上驅走奴役 (Getting Slavery Out of Slaves)
許多人從奴隸制中獲得救援,但我們如何從他們身上驅走奴役呢?這些婦女和女孩被迫困在賣淫及毒癮中超過25年,我們將探索的是,當她們從中被救出後,如何幫助她們得到真正自由及恢復正常的生活。Many are being rescued from slavery, but how do we get slavery out of them? Explore keys for freedom and restoration based on living among women and girls coming out of prostitution and addictions for over 25 years.

Speaker: Margaret Kendall
Date: 20th October, 4:30pm, Salvation Army

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經濟不公義和政治 (Economic Injustice & Politics)

Saturday, 21 October
1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre
Cantonese session, no translation available.

在許多先進國家中,自由市場主導了經濟體系,導致嚴重的財富分配不均。 我們是否有機會創建商業策略來抵制這個趨勢?

The unchecked dominance of the free market economy has brought about huge inequalities in wealth distribution in many developed countries. What opportunities do we have to initiate innovative business strategies to counteract this trend?

Moderator: John Chan

Workshop 1) 財富分配不均和金融系統 (Unequal Wealth Distributions & Financial System)
現代的銀行體系和相關的信貸,是否和社會的貧富懸殊有密不可分的關係?Do the modern banking system and related credit creations contribute to the increasing gaps in wealth distribution?

Speaker: Stephen Wong
Date: 21st October, 1:30pm, 1/F Mini Hall

Workshop 2) 同情正義:從新約世界到當代資本主義社會 (Sympathetic Justice: From New Testament World to Contemporary Capitalist Society)
Alex Ip將分享他對當地貧困人民的照料工作,以及他對於新約聖經和羅馬早期經濟的研究,從中我們將探索一個全新的正義觀。包括新約和新制度經濟學的見解,以及同情在壓迫性經濟中理解和建立正義的重要性。Explore a new perspective of justice from the speaker's experience in local poverty caring works and research in New Testament and early Roman economy. Included are insights from the New Testament and New Institutional Economics, and the importance of sympathy in understanding and establishing Justice in an oppressive economy.

Speaker: Alex Ip
Date: 21st October, 3:00pm, 1/F Mini Hall

Workshop 3) 靈性和糾正經濟不公正:可能性和局限性 ( Spirituality and Correcting Economic Injustice: Possibility and Limitation)
調查John Wesley的衛理公會運動和中國共和黨中國時期的基督教倡議,作為兩個案例,顯示基督教靈性如何能夠和無法能夠幫助糾正經濟不公。為克服本港經濟不公正現象而努力爭取現在的見解。Investigate John Wesley’s Methodist movement and Chinese Christian initiatives in the Republican China period as two cases to show how Christian spirituality can and cannot help to correct the economic injustice. Gain insight for present Christian endeavours in fighting economic injustice in Hong Kong.

Speaker: Dr Kwok Wai-Luen
Date: 21st October, 4:30pm, 1/F Mini Hall

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Trafficking in Asia

Saturday, 21 October
2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre
Asia is at the centre of the world's sex tourism industry. What place does the gospel have in bringing justice to those who have been victimised?

Moderator: Tina Chan

Workshop 1) Anti-trafficking: How to be Part of the Solution When the Problem is so Big

Tawee will share personal experiences of growing up in the community, learning the terms ‘human trafficking’ and ‘at-risk’, and how they guided him to be part of the solution. Hear lessons learned from 10 years of on the ground experience, and why there is still a long way to go.

Speaker: Tawee Donchai
Date: 21st October, 1:30pm, 2/F Auditorium

Workshop 2) Joining Hands: Collaboration for Anti-Trafficking
The 4 P's (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnership) are the international paradigm to combat trafficking outlined in the United Nation's Trafficking in Persons Protocol. This workshop will focus on the 4th "P" (Partnership) and examine lessons learned from three platforms: Freedom Collaborative, Chab Dai, and Ethical Storytelling.

Speaker: Carter Quinley
Date: 21st October, 3:00pm, 2/F Auditorium

Workshop 3) Anti-trafficking - Are We Losing the Battle? (Panel)

Speakers: Boom Mosby, Tawee Donchai

Sponsored by STOP.

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Advocacy & Church Engagement

Saturday, 21 October
4/F Upper House, The Vine Centre
The church is often comfortable reaching out to the needs of others but uncomfortable engaging in advocacy for change. How can justice and politics interact for the good of society?

Moderator: Fiona Lambert

Workshop 1) Advocacy and the Local Church in a Southeast Asian Context

Engaging in advocacy often creates an image which feels countercultural or offensive, putting ourselves and the church at risk, which is particularly difficult in a minority context. Ponloeu and Chomno will share how they have encouraged and engaged with local advocacy in Cambodia.

Speaker: Ponloeu Ea, Chomno In
Date: 21st October, 1:30pm, 4/F Upper House

Workshop 2) Why Advocacy and Why The Church?

Speaker: Jo Herbert
Date: 21st October, 3:00pm, 4/F Upper House

Workshop 3) Leading Your Church in Justice (Panel)

Speakers: Andrew Gardener, Eugene Cho, Ken Wytsma, Catherine Graham

Sponsored by Tearfund

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Refugees, Ethnicity & Equality

Saturday, 21 October
Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road
The western world is reacting negatively to the large numbers of migrants seeking refuge from war and displacement in Africa and the Middle East. What roles can we play in welcoming the stranger?

Moderator: Tom Franz

Workshop 1) The Everyday Struggle for a Hong Kong Identity as an Ethnic Minority in Our City

Speaker: Jeffrey Andrews
Date: 21st October, 1:30pm, Salvation Army

Workshop 2) Rethinking Refugee Protection: From Humanitarianism to Development

Rethinking the policy and practice of refugee protection will require humanitarian agencies to adequately recognise and nurture the capabilities of refugees. This will open the possibility that the 'refugee issue' can be seen not just as a humanitarian crisis but as a development opportunity and offer refugees a better path to a dignified and autonomous living rather than misery and dependency.

Speaker: Roy Njuabe
Date: 21st October, 3:00pm, Salvation Army

Workshop 3) Living with Hope in a Hostile Society (Panel)

Speakers: Refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong
Date: 21st October, 4:30pm, Salvation Army

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Care for Children

Care for Children partners with governments in Asia to help create a positive alternative to institutional care through local family-based care for disadvantaged children.

Sponsors of the Children At Risk workshop stream on Friday 20th October. 

HOPE International

HOPE International is a network of microfinance institutions and savings and credit associations operating in 16 countries around the world. We work to empower men, women, and families to break the cycles of physical and spiritual poverty through discipleship, biblically based business training, savings services, and small loans. By incorporating a strong witness for Jesus Christ and employing a variety of approaches, HOPE is an innovator in the field of microenterprise development. For more information visit www.hopeinternational.org

Sponsors of the Poverty & Community Engagement workshop stream on Friday 20th October.

STOP (Stop Trafficking of People)

We are STOP. (Stop Trafficking of People). Hong Kong's first and currently the only organization to provide both legal referral and direct social assistance to victims of human trafficking in and throughout Hong Kong.

We work in partnership with the Hong Kong community, including non-governmental organizations, local and international governmental bodies, and concerned individuals, in order to end the trafficking of persons in and through Hong Kong.

Sponsors of the Trafficking in Asia workshop stream on Saturday 21st October.

Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian charity called to follow Jesus wherever the need is greatest. We work tirelessly to help communities around the world escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. And we believe that the same people facing these troubles, also have the best idea as to how they can overcome them. Tearfund listens: helping people to rise out of their poverty, utilising their resourcefulness and determination. Tearfund works alongside local churches and other locally-based organisations to help realise these plans for a better future.

Sponsors of the Advocacy & Church Engagement workshop stream on Saturday 21st October.

Community Church

We are an international and English speaking community of faith. We are located in the heart of Hong Kong, only 1 minute from the Sheung Wan MTR.

E.F.C.C. - Kong Fok Church

Island ECC

Island ECC is an english speaking, inter-denominational church in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

The Excelsior Hong Kong

The Excelsior combines high style with elegant harbour living, stylish décor, excellent facilities and fantastic service create a first-class experience.

ArcSource

ArcSource Limited is a young and energetic company that distributes top-of-the-line audio and lighting brands in response to the contemporary market demands for good quality sound and lighting solutions. We are a total solution provider of audio and lighting applications to the Greater China community.

Decor8

Decor8 is Hong Kong's leading modern design furniture and contemporary home decor online marketplace and showroom.

Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices.

Match Grip Music Workshop

We love creative art and we devote ourselves to it; we want to see good art piece influences in your life in a creative way like it does on us. And by combining our talents and comprehensive experience in the performing art industry, we provide services on system integration, equipment rental, installations, maintenance and event management since 2003, involves in acoustic control, audio & video, stage lighting design, interactive & show control and all related expertise. Come explore us!

Journey Instruments

Life is a journey, and so is your music. At least, that’s what we believe at Journey Instruments.

We’re passionate about bringing on-the-go musicians quality instruments and accessories that take the stress and trouble out of traveling. We know first hand that smooth and stress-free travel makes for the best musical journey – whether on the stage, in a garage, on the road, or around a campfire.

Our products are brought to life with the help of American and European designers and engineers in cooperation with road warrior musicians who test and evaluate our gear based on musical performance, ergonomics, and durability as they travel and play around the globe and off the beaten path.

Cedar Fund

CEDAR Fund is an independent Christian relief and development organisation founded in Hong Kong in 1991.

CEDAR stands for…
Christian response to poverty, through
Education
Development
Advocacy
Relief programmes

Our Vision
In Christ, we build a just and compassionate world together.

Eden

Eden began with two housewives, with one evening a week to spare, wanting to address the injustice of human trafficking in their city. After doing research, scoping out red light areas and praying they slowly began to form relationships with those involved in the commercial sex industry. Motivated by our Christian faith, the vision was to reach everyone involved in the red light community and to see women set free and areas transformed. We have established multiple safe shelters, developed an international jewelry social enterprise and witnessed thousands of people involved in commercial sexual exploitation be impacted.

Eden provides safe shelter, trauma informed care, vocational training and employment to empower each woman that comes through our doors to find their worth, dignity and renewed hope for the future.

Kilns College

The focus of Kilns College isn’t to build a school, but to irrigate deserts. It is not to provide vocational training, but to help souls flourish. It is not to multiply buildings and students, but to enlarge hearts and minds.

At Kilns College you will learn who God made you to be, explore your calling, be equipped for life-long learning and gain exposure to issues, places and peoples in the world who are desperately in need of men and women who are “growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

Narrative Made

Narrative Made is a design studio exploring heritage textiles across Asia.

We create collaborative fashion collections by partnering with artisan communities in the developing world and providing a fair channel for them to continue working with their inherited traditional skills.

We tell stories of the makers
– artisans from remote corners of the world – who weave together generations of culture, history, and technical skill in their craft. The motifs, hand stitches, weaving techniques, and natural dyes all reflect their unshakable identities; identities that they are proud of, and are worth celebrating.

Through the resource platform The Textile Atlas, we share knowledge and build a community around the love of heritage textiles.

We initiate social inclusion and capacity building projects 
through textile making, with the passionate to empower the marginalised and underprivileged people groups.

Youth Global Network

Youth Global Network is a newly established organization under the extended ministry of Breakthrough. Our mission is “Making a Missional Youth Community – Gather, equip and mobilize youth and youth workers to become a missional community with global perspective to deliver acts of justice and mercy with local impact.”

Free Leaf

Freeleaf is a social enterprise in Asia that provides employment and social services to at-risk, exploited and abused women. We make beautiful products and actively work towards creating a world where women are "knot for sale."

The Vine Community Services Ltd

The Hong Kong-based non-profit organisation has been established to work as a beacon of hope to the most overlooked, ignored, and vulnerable in our society. Through tailor-made relief and advocacy work, we restore physical, psychological and spiritual brokenness. We measure our success through the degree to which our members are accepted and integrated back into society, and ultimately the positive change they bring to that society as a whole.

Viva

Viva's vision is to bring lasting change to vulnerable children by growing locally-led networks of churches and organisations. We help people achieve more together than they can alone – allowing us to dream big dreams for whole cities! 

All of Viva's programmes unlock local resources and inspire churches to serve children and families, in partnership with others. 

Barefoot Love

Barefoot Love is a social enterprise that aims to build bridges between distinctly different sectors of society through our beautiful cards and prints.

Our mission is to inspire people through our commitment of donating 100% of our profitsfrom our custom calligraphy cards and printsto people in need by partnering with frontline NGOs and charity organizations.

We also provide a social media platform to share stories of the people who we supported by our sponsorships. As well, Barefoot Love offers Spread the Love workshops at private events, teaching the public about creativity, card creations, and social justice.

Registration

08:15 AM 09:00 AM G/F Concierge

Doors Open

08:45 AM 09:00 AM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Main Session 1: Dennis Kwok, Ken Wystma

09:00 AM 10:30 AM 2/F Auditorium

Speakers

Session Break

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Main Session 2: Melba Maggay, Chomno In, Carter Quinley

11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Speakers

Lunch Break

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Children at Risk

Should We Really Work with the Church?

01:30 PM 02:30 PM 1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre

Introducing a paradigm shift in the way we care for children that are at risk in orphanages.

Speakers

Peacemaking & Politics

Christian Jihad – a Biblical Basis for Proactive Peacemaking

01:30 PM 02:30 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Examine the nature of the Christian ‘struggle’ against evil based on the New Testament, with examples drawn from experiences as a mission partner in Communist Eastern Europe, Islamic Middle East, and increasingly secular Great Britain.

Speakers

Poverty & Community Engagement

Only a Spider can Repair its Own Web

01:30 PM 02:30 PM 4/F Upper House, The Vine Centre

How to mobilize a movement of local “insiders” to transform their own communities. Explore key lessons from the Alongsiders youth discipleship movement, active in 15 countries, reaching thousands of vulnerable children and at-risk youth.

Speakers

Slavery & Exploitation 奴隸制度與剝削 (Cantonese)

反人口販運:立法會的相關性是什麼?(Anti-Human Trafficking: What is the Relevance of the Legislative Council?)

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road

Cantonese session, no translation available.

郭榮鏗分享他過去一年,作為立法會議員,替反人口販運的付出。他一直與律師和非政府組織緊密合作,提出請願書和擬議立法,以遊說政府將所有形式的販賣人口和強迫勞動定為犯罪行為。他將會在即將舉行的立法會會議上,詳細介紹與反販運有關的工作,例如:關於ZN v司法部長和“2017年就業(修訂)(第2號)條例草案”的後續工作。

Dennis shares his anti-human trafficking effort in the past year as a LegCo member. He has been working closely with lawyers and NGOs on a petition and piece of proposed legislation to lobby the Government to criminalise all forms of human trafficking and forced labour comprehensively. He will also give an overview of the work relevant to anti-human trafficking in the coming LegCo session, for example, follow-up work on ZN v Secretary for Justice and the Employment (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2017.

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Children at Risk

New Generation for Justice

03:00 PM 04:00 PM 1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre

Discover how youth ambassadors from churches, as advocates for justice, are trained in the conduct of anti-child sexual abuse and exploitation through small group sessions and public campaigns. They mentor and coach children at risk by educating and raising awareness on prevention of abuse, and in accessing the government referral system for specialised care.

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Peacemaking & Politics

Practicing Peace in Hostile Surroundings

03:00 PM 04:00 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

What does it mean to be a peace activists in the midst of hostile surroundings? Can you engage in peace work in a situation where all sides have given up on peace? As a Palestinian committed to peace and justice, Sami Awad will present his methodology for transforming what seems to be impossible into becoming a possibility.

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Poverty & Community Engagement

Can Micro-enterprise Save the World?

03:00 PM 04:00 PM 4/F Upper House, The Vine Centre

A global and local insight into how micro-enterprise can alleviate the impact of poverty and bring economic, social, and spiritual transformation.

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Slavery & Exploitation 奴隸制度與剝削 (Cantonese)

人口販運是否真的存在於香港? (Does Human Trafficking Really Exist in Hong Kong?)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road

Cantonese session, no translation available.

近年數個全球報告都顯示人口販運普遍在香港發生,但實際情況如何?人口販運是否真的存在於我們的城市,我們的社區之內?被販運的人又是否只局限於外國人? 本地反人口販運組織STOP的項目經理Tina Chan會透過是次講座與參加者分享她的前線經驗,並提供現今人口販運和各種奴隸型式剝削的最新資訊。

Various global research have shown the prevalence of human trafficking in Hong Kong. However the Hong Kong Government has repeatedly denied the existence of it. What is the real situation? And does human trafficking really exist in our city, our neighbourhood, only involving foreigners? Through this talk, Tina Chan the Project Manager of STOP will offer her frontline insight and experience, and to give audience a foundational understanding of human trafficking and modern-day slavery, especially related to various typologies of slave-like exploitation today in Hong Kong.

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Children at Risk

To Advocate, or Not to Advocate; That is the Question!

04:30 PM 05:30 PM 1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre

Children are our greatest potential asset for the future. How can we do justice for those who through no fault of their own fall through the cracks in our systems of care?

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Peacemaking & Politics

The Politics of Jesus

04:30 PM 05:30 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Explore Christian principles for engagement in the political arena as gleaned from Scriptures, followed by conversations about the questions and issues confronting Christians engaged in social activism.

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Poverty & Community Engagement

Is Social Transformation a Pipe-dream?

04:30 PM 05:30 PM 4/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Facilitating large scale community transformation depends on a powerful combination of both a dedicated organisational engine focused on servicing the frontline, and on a developing a frontline which can deliver consistent, repeatable community empowerment in the field. Both parts of this structure are necessary and need to work together well for success otherwise the back-end will control and limit the outcome, or the front end will outrun the sustaining capacity of the organisational structure.

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Slavery & Exploitation 奴隸制度與剝削 (Cantonese)

從奴隸身上驅走奴役 (Getting Slavery Out of Slaves)

04:30 PM 05:30 PM Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road

Cantonese session, no translation available.

許多人從奴隸制中獲得救援,但我們如何從他們身上驅走奴役呢?這些婦女和女孩被迫困在賣淫及毒癮中超過25年,我們將探索的是,當她們從中被救出後,如何幫助她們得到真正自由及恢復正常的生活。

Many are being rescued from slavery, but how do we get slavery out of them? Explore keys for freedom and restoration based on living among women and girls coming out of prostitution and addictions for over 25 years.

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Dinner Break

05:30 PM 07:00 PM

Doors Open

07:00 PM 07:15 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Main Session 3: Eugene Cho, Micah Bournes, Boom Mosby

07:30 PM 09:30 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

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Registration

08:15 AM 09:00 AM G/F Concierge

Doors Open

08:45 AM 09:00 AM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Main Session 4: Dr Philemon Choi, Jackie Pullinger

09:00 AM 10:30 AM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

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Session Break

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

Main Session 5: Sami Awad, Patricia Ho, Micah Bournes

11:00 AM 12:30 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

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Lunch Break

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Economic Injustice & Politics 經濟不公義和政治 (Cantonese)

財富分配不均和金融系統 (Unequal Wealth Distributions & Financial System)

01:30 PM 02:30 PM 1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre

Cantonese session, no translation available.

現代的銀行體系和相關的信貸,是否和社會的貧富懸殊有密不可分的關係?

Do the modern banking system and related credit creations contribute to the increasing gaps in wealth distributions?

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Trafficking in Asia

Anti-trafficking: How to be Part of the Solution When the Problem is so Big

01:30 PM 02:30 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Tawee will share personal experiences of growing up in the community, learning the terms ‘human trafficking’ and ‘at-risk’, and how they guided him to be part of the solution. Hear lessons learned from 10 years of on the ground experience, and why there is still a long way to go.

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Advocacy & Church Engagement

Advocacy and the Local Church in a Southeast Asian Context

01:30 PM 02:30 PM 4/F Upper House, The Vine Centre

Engaging in advocacy often creates an image which feels countercultural or offensive, putting ourselves and the church at risk, which is particularly difficult in a minority context. Ponloeu and Chomno will share how they have encouraged and engaged with local advocacy in Cambodia.

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Refugees Equality and Ethnicity

The Everyday Struggle for a Hong Kong Identity as an Ethnic Minority in Our City

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road

The western world is reacting negatively to the large numbers of migrants seeking refuge from war and displacement in Africa and the Middle East. What roles can we play in welcoming the stranger?

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Economic Injustice & Politics 經濟不公義和政治 (Cantonese)

同情正義:從新約世界到當代資本主義社會 (Sympathetic Justice: From New Testament World to Contemporary Capitalist Society)

03:00 PM 04:00 PM 1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre

Cantonese session, no translation available.

Alex Ip將分享他對當地貧困人民的照料工作,以及他對於新約聖經和羅馬早期經濟的研究,從中我們將探索一個全新的正義觀。包括新約和新制度經濟學的見解,以及同情在壓迫性經濟中理解和建立正義的重要性。

Explore a new perspective of justice from the speaker's experience in local poverty caring works and research in New Testament and early Roman economy. Included are insights from the New Testament and New Institutional Economics, and the importance of sympathy in understanding and establishing Justice in an oppressive economy.

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Trafficking in Asia

Joining Hands: Collaboration for Anti-Trafficking

03:00 PM 04:00 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

The anti-trafficking movement is 15 years old. What have we learned in this time? Where are we going? And how can we go together?

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Advocacy & Church Engagement

Why Advocacy and Why The Church?

03:00 PM 04:00 PM 4/F Upper House, The Vine Centre

Understanding a biblical perspective on poverty helps us understand how the church is called to respond, both practically and why speaking out and advocating is something we are called to. In particular we will focus on environmental sustainability, come and find out more

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Refugees Equality and Ethnicity

Rethinking Refugee Protection: From Humanitarianism to Development

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road

Rethinking the policy and practice of refugee protection will require humanitarian agencies to adequately recognise and nurture the capabilities of refugees. This will open the possibility that the 'refugee issue' can be seen not just as a humanitarian crisis but as a development opportunity and offer refugees a better path to a dignified and autonomous living rather than misery and dependency.

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Economic Injustice & Politics 經濟不公義和政治 (Cantonese)

靈性和糾正經濟不公正:可能性和局限性 (Spirituality and Correcting Economic Injustice: Possibility and Limitation)

04:30 PM 05:30 PM 1/F Mini Hall, The Vine Centre

Cantonese session, no translation available.

調查John Wesley的衛理公會運動和中國共和黨中國時期的基督教倡議,作為兩個案例,顯示基督教靈性如何能夠和無法能夠幫助糾正經濟不公。為克服本港經濟不公正現象而努力爭取現在的見解。

Investigate John Wesley’s Methodist movement and Chinese Christian initiatives in the Republican China period as two cases to show how Christian spirituality can and cannot help to correct the economic injustice. Gain insight for present Christian endeavors in fighting economic injustice in Hong Kong.

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Trafficking in Asia

Anti-trafficking - Are We Losing the Battle? - Panel

04:30 PM 05:30 PM 2/F Auditorium, The Vine Centre

Asia is at the centre of the world's sex tourism industry. What place does the gospel have in bringing justice to those who have been victimised?

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Advocacy & Church Engagement

Leading Your Church in Justice - Panel

04:30 PM 05:30 PM 4/F Upper House, The Vine Centre

The church is often comfortable reaching out to the needs of others but uncomfortable engaging in advocacy for change. How can justice and politics interact for the good of society?

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Refugees Equality and Ethnicity

Living with Hope in a Hostile Society - Panel

04:30 PM 05:30 PM Salvation Army, 31 Wood Road

The western world is reacting negatively to the large numbers of migrants seeking refuge from war and displacement in Africa and the Middle East. What roles can we play in welcoming the stranger?

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Dinner Break

05:30 PM 07:00 PM

Doors Open

07:15 PM 07:30 PM 2/F Auditorium

Main Session 6: Craig Greenfield, Micah Bournes, Dr Robert Glover

07:30 PM 09:30 PM 2/F Auditorium

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