Purdue Symposium 2014

Religious Freedom and Chinese Society: A Symposium of Case Analysis


May 5-7, 2014 Purdue University

Speakers: 17 Human Rights Lawyers, 10 Chinese Christian leaders, and some scholars, including Dr. Teng Biao, Mr. Zhang Kai, Rev. Thomas Wang, Rev. Ezra Jin, Rev. Tongsu Liu, Rev. Yujian Hong, Prof. George Hong, and Prof. Fenggang Yang.


The working language is Chinese

Tentative schedule:

May 5
8:30-8:45 am              Opening remarks
8:45-10:15 am            Thematic Session (1): House Churches and Contemporary society
10:30-12:00 noon        TS (2): New Citizen Movement and Legal Defense of Rights
1:30-3:00 pm              Case Analysis (1): Political Institution & Legal Defense of Rights
3:30-5:00 pm              CA (2): Legal Defense of Rights of Education, Press, and Property

May 6
8:30-10:00 am            TS (3): Universal Values and Roles of the Church
10:30-12:00 noon        CA (3): Church Demolishing in Zhejiang: Causes and Fallouts
1:30-3:00 pm              CA (4): Rights Defense of Churches in the “Three-Self” system
3:30-5:00 pm              CA (5): Rights Defense of the New Urban House Churches

May 7
8:30-10:00 am            TS (4): Political Theology and Mission of the Era
10:30-12:00 noon        CA (6): Rights Defense of Christian Radical and Heretical Sects
1:30-3:00 pm              CA (7): Rights Defense of Other Religions and So-called “Cults”
3:30-5:00 pm              CA (8): International Support and Care for Rights Defenders


The symposium working language is in Chinese only. Because of our limited resources, no English interpretation will be provided at symposium.


Space is limited and pre-registration is required for attendance. Please send your name, affiliation, email address and phone number to crcs@purdue.edu. We will notify the accepted attendants the location of the symposium through email.