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VOA: Hong Kong Protest Leaders Recall Spiritual Motivation At SSSR

VOA: Hong Kong Protest Leaders Recall Spiritual Motivation At SSSR

Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting and Chan Kin-man (left to right) founded the Umbrella movement.

VOA: Hong Kong Protest Leaders Recall Spiritual Motivation At SSSR

CRCC Executive Director Donald Miller moderated a discussion with two of the founders of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, a pro-democracy protest movement that came into being in 2014, at the 2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference. Benny Tai, a law professor at the University of Hong Kong, discussed the role of Christian faith in the Umbrella Movement. Chan Kin-man, a sociologist at Chinese University of Hong Kong, discussed the spiritual dimensions of the movement.

Voice of America produced the following video about the talk:

The session was organized by Fenggang Yang, professor of Sociology and director of Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University.

For background, watch CRCC’s interview with Samuel Chu, the son of another one of the founders of the Occupy Central movement.