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Friday, August 21

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Hong Kong

 

“Church, speak out for voiceless victims!” Courtesy of Hong Kong Christian Council

 

“Church, speak out for voiceless victims!”

 

Courtesy of Hong Kong Christian Council

 

Hong Kong takes pride in being a vibrant, cosmopolitan city where East meets West. With Chinese roots and a British colonial heritage, Hong Kong has preserved its cultural traditions while keeping abreast of the latest international trends. One issue that still demands attention is equality between women and men. Despite advances in overcoming discrimination, significant work still needs to be done to achieve gender justice.

The Hong Kong Christian Council (HKCC) is tackling this issue through its Gender Justice Program. One of its pioneer projects is a formal council policy against sexual harassment, which includes mandatory training for all staff and the creation of a panel to address victim complaints. It was designed to serve as a model for denominations and Christian organizations to establish their own policies against sexual harassment. Besides this project, the program also conducts educational forums. These are opportunities to explore topics such as family roles, population policy, and political development from a gender perspective.

As a Christian body that believes every individual is made in the image of God, the HKCC is committed to upholding human dignity and value. Its commitment to gender justice is an essential component of the compassionate and prophetic ministry of Jesus Christ.

Judy Chan, mission coworker, China (Hong Kong)

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) People in Mission

Hong Kong Christian Council: Rev. Judy Chan, communications specialist

Partners/Ministries

Hong Kong Christian Council • Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China • Christian Family Service Center

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Ada Middleton, PMA
Terri L. Milburn, PMA

Let us pray

O God, you sent your Son to show us how to live in love as the community of faith. Empower us by the Holy Spirit to take action to ensure that women’s voices are heard and their lives cherished, in both the church and society. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 130; 148
First Reading 2 Samuel 19:24-43
Second Reading Acts 24:24-25:12
Gospel Reading Mark 12:35-44
Evening Psalms 32; 139

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