Members' News

2018

On September 21 2018, Pilgrimage of Metropolitan Spirituality by Pan Yi Jung was announced as the Winner of Best Awards of Spirituality of the 8th Association Christian Publishers (ACP) Book Awards in Hong Kong. Here's the book's citation:

Pan Yi Jung, Pilgrimage of Metropolitan Spirituality (《相遇在都會靈程路》). Hong Kong: Christian Communications Ltd., 2016.

This book starts from the author's profound concern about metropolitan spirituality in Chinese churches. Therefore, it explores the Chinese urban context and discerns its spiritual needs and challenges. The Spiritual Exercises provides insights within the theoretical framework of each chapter. The language and spiritual practices of the Exercises are applied to the experiences of daily city life. In short, it is a methodological attempt to integrate practical theology with urban spirituality.






A video titled “A Jesuit with the People” featuring SSCS member Michael O’Sullivan, who is now based in Ireland, is available on YouTube. It narrates Michael’s extensive engagement in campaigns for social justice in Latin America in years past, and his frequent proximity to danger and to martyrs in Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador and elsewhere. At the conclusion, Michael makes a powerful statement about the need for a spirituality that is fully embodied. The 54-minute film by Peter McDermott may be accessed on YouTube by typing “A Jesuit with the People,” or by going directly to this link.



On May 11 and 12, 2018, SSCS members Diana Villegas, Chair of the SSCS International Relations Committee, and Pieter G. R. de Villiers, SSCS Past President, visited with Noel Burke, Rector of St. David's Church, Diocese of Barbados, to offer support to Codrington College in their effort to offer more training in spirituality.  Rev. Burke, SSCS member and Anglican Canon, also teaches spirituality at Codrington and invited the assistance of SSCS members.

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Left to right: Diana Villegas, Pieter de Villiers, Susan de Villiers, and Rev. Noel Burke:

Left to right: Diana Villegas, Pieter de Villiers, Susan de Villiers, and Rev. Noel Burke

Rev. Burke flanked by his wife Hazel Burke and Rev. Michael Clarke, Principal of Codrington College (in red shirt), together with symposium participants:

Photo: Rev. Burke flanked by his wife Hazel Burke and Rev. Michael Clarke, Principal of Codrington College (in red shirt), together with symposium participants.


2017

In November, SSCS Vice President / President-elect Glen Scorgie of Bethel Seminary San Diego was invited as an official observer to the international conference on Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility, a gathering of 37 participants/presenters and 22 invited observers convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican in Rome. According to Bethel University News, "The three-day event featured more than 40 academic papers by leading scientists, prominent health care authorities, government officials, and faith leaders. It also produced a declaration titled “Our Planet, Our Health, Our Responsibility,” signed by conference members including Nobel prizewinners, world-class scientists like Stephen Hawking, and prominent faith leaders like Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals in the U.S." The complete news article is available.



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Updated 8/6/18