Ampleforth Centre for Theology and Spirituality Hong Kong Limited.

Registered Charity No. 91/13579

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Ampleforth Centre for Theology and Spirituality

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

ACTS Hong Kong offers events for Catholics to explore the faith in an atmosphere of acceptance and open hospitality.   

 

All attendees should be proficient English-speakers.

On Care For Our Common Home:  A Benedictine Response To Laudato Si' with Fr Wulstan

An opportunity to contemplate and discuss the meaning of Laudato Si' - the encyclical of Pope Francis on the environment

Friday, 16 September 2016 – 12pm to 3pm

Banquet Hall, Centenary Building

Craigengower Cricket Club

188 Wong Nai Chung Road

Happy Valley, Hong Kong (Directions)

 

Fr Wulstan Peterburs OSB

Fr Wulstan holds both a BA and a PhD in Theology from the University of Durham. After teaching in Ampleforth College for 15 years, where at different times he served as Head of Christian Theology and a Housemaster, Fr Wulstan has been the Procurator of Ampleforth Abbey since 2010 and is responsible for the  administration  and temporal  assets of the  Abbey in its  various  works. He has recently been appointed as Headmaster from September 2016.

Free for adults

Lunch is served after presentation

Admission by registration

Free of charge 

Donation is welcome

Roman Catholic Ethics and Global Issues

In our first 5-week course for 14-17 year-olds we will explore global issues through the eyes of our faith, and consider key questions like:

What are we doing to the earth and its resources? 

What does Pope Francis tell us about looking after our 'common home'?  

What are the root causes of poverty, and how should a Catholic respond?

How can we treat people fairly in an unfair market?

 

Participants will be guided through discussion of these topics by experienced contributors, friends of ACTS Hong Kong, who can offer insightful perspectives on the issues; they will be challenged to express their opinions in the light of carefully considered moral values; and each lesson will include a time of prayerful reflection in the Benedictine tradition. 

 

The final week will include a trip to Crossroads Foundation to take part in one of their award winning Global X-perience's: Struggle for Survival. 

 

COME AND SEE, and begin your spiritual journey with the Benedictines of Ampleforth and ACTS Hong Kong.

Facilitator: Mrs Carla Basto Clark

Speakers:

The Environment and Our Relationship with It by Mr Markus Shaw

Laudato Si' by Fr Wulstan Peterburs

Wealth and Poverty by Mr Peter Maize

Fair Trade and Business Ethics by Mr Joe Rocco

Thursdays 8, 15, 22, 29 September 2016 – 6pm to 8pm

Leighton Room, Clubhouse Building

Craigengower Cricket Club

188 Wong Nai Chung Road

Happy Valley, Hong Kong (Directions)
 

Crossroads 'Global X-perience': Struggle for Survivial

The proverbs says, " I can't understand a man unless I walk a mile in his shoes."   Participants in our 'Global X-perience programmes don't simply hear a talk or watch a video about a world in need.  They briefly step 'into the shoes', through simulation, of those who suffer.

Saturday 8 October 2016 - 2pm to 5pm

Crossroads Village

2 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Free for teenagers

Light refreshments & transportation to Crossroads Village are included

Admission by registration

Free of charge

Donation is welcome

Joe Rocco

Joe serves as President and CEO of Eastek.  He has been building a dynamic, international, diverse and highly qualified team in the complex world of contract manufacturing since 2004.  Prior to Eastek, he spent over 30 years in operations and general management in four big companies across US, Europe, China and Singapore. He is well-versed in global business, has lived with his family and worked in Germany, the US and Hong Kong.

Markus Shaw

Markus has a History degree from Cambridge University, he spent six years as a corporate lawyer with Linklaters in London, Singapore and Hong Kong, before joining the family business in 1992 managing his family’s investment office.  He is active in the not-for-profit and philanthropic fields: he has cofounded two NGOs; serves on the Board of the Keswick Foundation; and is a Trustee of WWF-Hong Kong.

Peter Maize

Peter is a journalist, novelist, humanitarian worker and multimedia consultant for non-profit organisations.  Over the past 15 years he has worked with some of the poorest people in Asia--families barely subsisting on pennies per day.  His approach to poverty alleviation is guided by a Biblical worldview that stresses a holistic approach to helping the disadvantaged: meeting both physical and spiritual needs.

ACTS Hong Kong
Fr Wulstan Peterburs OSB

Fr Wulstan holds both a BA and a PhD in Theology from the University of Durham. After teaching in Ampleforth College for 15 years, where at different times he served as Head of Christian Theology and a Housemaster, Fr Wulstan has been the Procurator of Ampleforth Abbey since 2010 and is responsible for the administration and temporal assets of the Abbey in its various works. He has recently been appointed as Headmaster from September 2016.