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Upcoming Carey Institute Events
February 22 Sechelt: Transitions of Life
March 1 Kamloops: A Walk Up To Easter
March 22 White Rock: Transitions of Life
March 29 Leduc: Transitions of Life
April 14-21 Holy Week: no seminars
April 26 Summerland: Transitions of Life
April 26 Charlie Lake: It Takes A Village
May 13 & 14 Vancouver: Non-Profit Management
May 25 Carey Grad Celebration
July 8-11 Praying and Reading Scripture Through Chinese Painting (Sam Ho~ taught in Cantonese)
August 18-23 Retreat with Rob Des Cotes @ Carey
If you missed our book launch, feel free to come by the Carey Centre for our exhibition or contact Joyce Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about her book.
Books are available for purchase at Carey Centre (front desk) or by calling 604.224.4308.
Below is Joyce’s Introduction to her book. Enjoy!
Rediscover the Fading Memories – The Early Chinese Canadian Christian History
Much have been written on Chinese-Canadian history, particularly on the topic of the Gold Rush, Chinese labourers and the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, head tax and voting issues, racial discrimination, Chinatowns and Chinese “social evils.” While Jiwu Wang wrote an excellent historical survey titled, “His Dominion” and the “Yellow Peril”: Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967, which added a significant contribution to a neglected area of history affecting the life of Chinese Canadians, more Chinese Canadian Christian stories needs to be recovered in order to illustrate the social dynamic of religious life affecting Chinese Canadians in the early days.
The Christian Church, a primarily “white” institution during those days, went against the predominant social ethos and touched thousands of lives of Chinese immigrants and their children, primarily through education. The aspirations of the Christian Church was to integrate rather than segregate the “Orientals” into the Canadian society, to make them good citizens of the kingdom in heaven and on earth, and to “civilize” them through the ethics of the Western Church. As a result, many Chinese immigrants and their children who had been denied of their rights to be educated and to practice as professionals, received opportunities to break through the stereotypic fate as labourers and advance in their educational and career paths through their relationship with the Christian Church.
The church continued to play an important role in the lives of the Canadian-born generation, making it possible for bright Chinese women to enter university and professions. (“Family, Work and Survival: Chinese Women in Ontario,” Polyphony (2000), p. 39)
This project explores stories of such transformation – how Christian beliefs and ministry of the Christian church to the Chinese immigrants and their children influenced immigrant lives and opened up vast opportunities for them to receive quality education, to gain an access to Western cultural life, to move beyond their social confinement and integrate and succeed in the Canadian society. Majority of the content covers the pre-1940 era. Among this group of Chinese-Canadian Christians, we witness the birth of pioneer Chinese-Canadian pastors, doctors, nurses, military leaders, University professors, scientists, politicians and beyond.
重尋褪色的回憶 – 早期加國華人基督徒歷史
在加拿大華人歷史的檔案中，有關淘金熱、華工與太平洋鐵路建設、人頭稅、選舉權、種族歧視、唐人街與華人社會等議題已有不少的出版。Jiwu Wang 之佳作:《神權與黃禍：基督教向加拿大華人的宣教事工1859-1967》(譯名) ，為加國華人基督教歷史提供了一個全面的概覽，填補了加拿大華人歷史中被忽略的一頁，但更多加國華人基督徒的故事仍有待重尋，以說明社會與宗教的互動關係如何影響早期加國華人的生活。
「家庭、事業與生存：安省的華裔婦女」Polyphony (2000) 第卅九頁
Friday November 29 & Saturday November 30Friday Contemplative Service 7:00-9:00 p.m. Led by Rob Des Cotes (free, donations gratefully accepted)
Explore ways and practices to help us stay grounded in Christ in the midst of the Christmas rush. A contemplative evening of worship, readings and prayer as we prepare our hearts to receive our King.Friday-Saturday Prayer Vigil 9:00 p.m. Friday-9:00 p.m. Saturday
Following the contemplative service, West Point Grey Baptist will be hosting a 24 hour silent prayer vigil. Prayer stations with journals, candles, and art supplies will be provided throughout the church. All are welcome. (On-site host provided 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, and 8 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Saturday).
* this event is co-sponsored by Carey Institute and West Point Grey Baptist
You are invited to a PUBLIC LECTURE hosted by Carey at Oakridge Lutheran Church, entitled “Liturgy and Spiritual Formation” featuring keynote speaker Dr. Frank C. Senn.
Every time a congregation gathers for public worship it is doing liturgy. Liturgy has been defined as the public work of the people of God. Every congregation in every Christian denomination, as well as other religions, follows a ritual or pattern of activities that constitutes its liturgy. This lecture will discuss how liturgy forms us in a relationship with the Triune God who has made us his own people in Holy Baptism. Also, we will explore how Trinitarian worship has been supported by hymnody and psalmody.
About the speaker:
Frank C. Senn is a renowned American Lutheran pastor and liturgist, currently Adjunct Professor of the History of Liturgy at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He recently retired from pastoral ministry, having served 23 years as Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Evanston, Illinois. He has served as president of both The Liturgical Conference and the North American Academy of Liturgy and was formerly a professor of liturgics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is author of many books, including Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical (1997), New Creation: A Liturgical Worldview (2000), The People’s Work: A Social History of the Liturgy (2006) and Introduction to Christian Liturgy (2012). Dr. Senn holds B.A. in music from Hartwick College, M.Div. from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from University of Notre Dame.
Friday, May 2 2014 PUBLIC LECTURE Free admission.Anglican Network Church of the Good Shepherd. 7:30pm 189 W 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC “Praise, Protest, and Poetry: How the Psalms Can Give Substance to Christian Worship” With Keynote Speakers: John Goldingay and Kathleen Scott Goldingay * This event is made possible through a worship renewal grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.
Many of the pressing issues in society connect deeply with the biblical teaching that God is Creator. At this seminar, learn how knowing God as Creator can change the way you live, connect with God, and share your faith with others.
With Dr. Jonathan R. Wilson, author of God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation, join us as we
About Dr. Jonathan R. Wilson
Dr. Wilson is the Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College, where he delights in the enthusiasm, openness, and depth of his students. He is also a former pastor at home with church audiences, who regularly enjoy his teaching. Dr. Wilson’s most recent book is God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation. He enjoys jazz, home-cooked meals, and long conversations with good friends.
* this event is co-sponsored by First Baptist Church Vancouver, A Rocha Canada, and Carey Theological College.
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