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Young people hope to take Taizé spirit back to China

HONG KONG (UCAN): Many participants from mainland China enjoyed the spiritual experience of the Taizé Community’s August 8 to 12 International Meeting of Young Adults in Hong Kong.
 
They said they hoped to share Taizé’s spirit of pursuing unity and reconciliation with other young people.
 
Maria, from Zhejiang province in eastern China, did a month of volunteering in Taizé, France, in August of 2011.
 

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Experience of God needs to be shared Taizé volunteers say

HONG KONG (SE): Volunteers at the International Meeting of Young Adults said that the peace of mind brought about by Taizé prayers has motivated them to bring their memorable experience with God to others.
 
Around 100 people from overseas and Hong Kong volunteered to help during the event, organised by the Taizé Community from August 8 to 12.
 

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Rediscovering a journey of faith on the ‘hill’ of Taizé

A village located on a hill, which lies in the middle of a mountainous landscape invites young people from all around the world to discover and to rediscover their journey of faith. When someone asks me, what is Taizé? There isn’t a concrete answer. Taizé is not just a place, but a personal journey. 
 
For two-and-a-half months, I had the opportunity to reflect through prayer, songs and sharings. 
 








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Taizé participants learn about the migrants in their midst

HONG KONG (SE): Participants at the workshop, Strangers in our midst?, called on people to treat migrants as their neighbours. The event, addressing the situations of the migrants in the city, was organised as part of the Taizé International Meeting of Young Adults in Hong Kong, and held at Kowloon Union Church, Jordan Road, on August 9.
 

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Appreciating differences is key to ecumenism

HONG KONG (SE): Participants at the Taizé International Meeting of Young Adults in Hong Kong said that understanding and respecting each others’ differences is key to promoting ecumenism and to having harmony among people of different denominational and cultural backgrounds. The ecumenical gathering titled, Pilgrimage of Trust and Reconciliation, was organised by the Taizé Community and in Hong Kong from August 8 to 12.
 

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Religious week at Rosaryhill

HONG KONG (SE): Students and teachers enjoyed the events and activities of the recent annual Religious Week held by the Rosaryhill School from May 21 to 24 under the theme, Be Humble, encouraging them to grow and flourish in the spirit of humility.
 

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Taizé brother from Hong Kong glad to hold gathering at home

HONG KONG (SE): Brother Lucas Ho Kam-tong of the Taizé Community who left Hong Kong 40 years ago to go to Taizé, France, said he is happy to see that Hong Kong will be hosting the International Meeting Of Young Adults 2018 from August 8 to 12. 
 

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Hong Kong gears up for Taizé event

HONG KONG (SE): For five days from August 8 to 12, young adults from all over the world will descend on Hong Kong, where the aspiration for peace and the need for reconciliation is ever-growing, for the Taizé Community’s  Pilgrimage of Trust and Reconciliation
 
Taizé Brother Hanyol Shin, who hails from South Korea, expressed his hopes to the Kung Kao Po that the gathering would attract over 2,000 young people.
 

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Taizé with an Asian tang

HONG KONG (SE): More than 200 people from east Asia joined a five-day Taizé programme of common prayer for peace from August 10 to 14 at the Ming Fei Caritas Camp in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, which was also earmarked by much discussion over political tensions in the region.

The gathering featured a number of workshops on topics as varied as ecumenism, art, the environment, icon painting and Taizé music.

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