Third Christian-Taoist Dialogue

Press Release

Click here to read the Final Statement of the 3rd Taoist-Christian Colloquium.

Click here to learn more about the proceedings of the 3rd Taoist-Christian Colloquium.

The Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue, in cooperation with the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong and the Taoist Association of Hong Kong, has organized the Third Christian-Taoist Dialogue which will be held from 11-13 March 2024 at the Yuen Yuen Institute, Lo Wai, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.

The theme of the Colloquium is Cultivating a Harmonious Society through Interreligious Dialogue. Christian and Taoist believers and scholars from different countries, including Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, France, Italy, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore, will attend this conference. Local authorities will also be present at the inaugural session.

In seeking to contribute to the building of a harmonious society, the participants will reflect on the following themes: “Christian and Taoist Scriptural Foundations for Cultivating a Harmonious Society”, “Cultivating Harmony Through Worship and Liturgy”, “Tao/the Way and De/Virtue in Dialogue and Practice”, “Holiness in Taoism and Christianity” and “Transmitting Religious Beliefs and Values in a Globalized World”.

This Colloquium will provide a platform for both Christians and Taoists to deepen their mutual understanding, to fathom how disharmony generates pain and suffering, and also to work together to heal today’s fragmented world.