“Academic Faith Integration” is the integration of Faith and Learning. Besides seeking ways to embrace diversity in various global worldviews, Christians are also concerned with the discernment of truth, and are seeking integration of faith and learning, cross-culturally and cross-disciplinarily. But how can academic faith integration be achieved?
Lumina College is a Christian institute of higher learning established in Hong Kong in 2015 which strives to promote a Christian perspective of life/ worldview in dialogue with other secular and global worldviews. It also seeks integration between Christian faith and learning in various disciplines. In this conference, Lumina College Research Institute invites scholars from a wide range of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary circles to present papers, especially those who are committed to opening dialogues, or are interested to learn about the possible integration between faith and learning in higher education from a global perspective, without overlooking the Asian contexts where we are from.
5 July 2017: Online Registration Opens
30 September 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline
30 September 2017: Early Bird Registration Deadline
30 October 2017: Notification of Abstract Acceptance
15 November 2017: Notification of Presentation Schedule
10 December 2017: Online Registration Deadline
15 December 2017: Deadline to email final paper and presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
25-27 January 2018: Lumina College International Conference
27 January 2018: Optional guided walking tour of Dr Sun Yat-Sen Historical Trail
The following topics will be the core concerns of this coming conference:
Mission and objectives of Christian higher education today - The importance of integrating faith and learning as the essential issue for defining Christian higher education and Christian movements in the Asian contexts; e.g. How is faith integration explicitly stated in the mission statements of Christian Colleges?
How should academic faith integration be brought about in Asian contexts – Especially with regard to the Asian understanding of holistic worldviews, ethics and spirituality, and the emphasis on human relationships?
Integrations or the re-shaping of faith and learning in different academic disciplines, such as Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences; or in different workplaces and professions such as medical, military, and social work arenas;
Integration of faith and knowledge in science and technology – How do we face the dominance of techno-poly, artificial intelligence, smart devices, cloning and other technological cultures?
The impact of faith-learning integration on individual learners, learning communities, institutions and society at large.
Professor of Psychology, Calvin College
Provost of Calvin College (2006 - 2014)
Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago
Professor of Higher Education
Azusa Pacific University
Editor of Journal of Christian Higher Education
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Executive in Residence Emeritus at the School of Business, Government, and Economics, Seattle Pacific University
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Iowa State University
Professor of Educational Psychology
University of the Philippines
Editor-in-Chief of Jeremiah’s Dilemma Quarterly
Author of Guarding our Heart and Mind
Ph.D., University of the Philippines
Professor of Philosophy and Culture
Editorial Committee Member, Worldview
(Monthly Magazine published by Christian
Worldview Studies Association of Korea)
Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit (Free University) of Amsterdam
Th.M. and M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
Co-host of this international conference
Pastor at Boston Chinese Church of Saving Grace
D.Min., Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary
M.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar will be conducted in English
Venue: Lumina College, 3/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Registration Fee (exclude all fee for flight, tranportation, accommodation, meals, insurance, visa application,......etc.)
Enquiries: (852) 3622 1724