Master Seminar - Story of the Poor: Transformational Development from Theology to Policy

Date: 18 November, 2017 (Saturday)

Time:  9:30am - 12:00pm

Venue: Lumina College, 3/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street, Jordan, Kowloon.


Part 1 -- Seminar (Language: English)

Story of the Poor: Transformational Development from Theology to Policy


        Does God favor the poor?  If so, what should Christians do about it?  This seminar explores three questions: First, Who are the poor?  Based on a theology of poverty, we will compare and contrast the secular and biblical views of the poor.  Second, What story are we pointing the poor to?  Based on a theology of development, we will discuss how transformational development fits into God’s story for humankind.  Third, How do our own stories fit into this?  After understanding God’s heart for the poor, how should we live our own stories today, especially in today’s society and economic and political climate?


Speaker: Dr. Winnie FUNG

Dr. Winnie FUNG is an Associate Professor of Economics at Wheaton College (IL).  She holds a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University and an MA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College. Her teaching and research interests are health, development, and applied microeconomics.



Part 2 -- Introduction to Master Programs* (Language: English)

- MA in Intercultural Studies (Wheaton College)

- MA in Communication: Digital Storytelling (Asbury University)

- MBA (Cairn University)


Facilitator: Dr. Vaughan MAK

Head of Academic Programmes, Lumina College


* All master programs are not yet open to application.


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