Tao Fong Shan Bridge and Dialogue Ministry
As a great admirer of Chinese culture—the thoughtfulness and meticulousness of Chinese religions and philosophies such as the Hundred Schools of Thought—our founder, Karl Ludvig Reichelt founded the Bridge and Dialogue Ministry of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, which adheres to the Christian belief of one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God. On the basis of communicating with other religions from the voice of Christianity, we seek to invite our friends, Christians or non-Christians, Chinese speaking or non-Chinese speaking, to get together at the Centre and exchange ideas.
A platform for dialogue
The founder of Tao Fong Shan, Reichelt, was committed to establish dialogue across cultures and religions, thus creating a platform to promote peacemaking among religions. We believe that it is only through dialogue we can deepen our understanding of each other, hence reinforce our own cultural and religious identity.
As a Christian organization rooted in Hong Kong and a part of ecumenism, we continue to build bridges between local believers and international believers from all over the world. Not only do we have an annual summer exchange programme and host our friends from overseas on a regular basis, but we also actively organize intercultural spiritual and art workshops. We are committed to preserve one of the greatest missions of Tao Fong Shan and to keep it a safe meeting place for interfaith and intercultrural exchange.
We created this interfaith dialogue platform in the hope of communicating with other religions from the voice of Christianity, helping our sisters and brothers become more spiritually open-minded and understand different religions in the city. For instance, we have arranged guided tours where we visited different religious communities and bodhimaṇḍas, organized interfaith dialogue activities where we exchanged religious ideas and beliefs with non-Christian leaders and communities—we aspire to cultivate a relationship of respect and communication in the multi-religious, multi-cultural environment of Hong Kong.
Christianity and Chinese culture
To carry out the vision of nurturing localized Christian faith on Chinese soil since our predecessors built the santuary over 90 years go, we are the same body of Christ that continues serving the Hong Kong community with Tao Fong Shan’s one-of-a-kind humanism, architecture, and liturgy while indigenizing the Christian faith: to adapt our approach to the states of the city and answer the needs of our believers. We will continue providing guided tour services and organizing training workshops and academic conferences here on the moutain of Tao Fong Shan.
Our Reverend and affiliate facilitator
Reverend Ole Skjerbæk Madsen
Endorsed by our mission partner Areopagos, Reverend Ole Skjerbæk Madsen is the founder of Christfulness, which invites people to have a deeper life in Christ. Ole spends his time partly in Hong Kong and leading his ministry at TFSCC, and partly in Denmark. Christfulness has its origin in the work of “In the Master’s Light” (IML), which is a bridge building ministry between Christians and spiritual seekers. Together with the staff at TFSCC, he explores ways to present Christian faith practice under Christfulness to the churches and the spiritual milieus of Hong Kong. Prior to Hong Kong, he graduated from University of Copenhagen with a Master’s degree in Divinity and has been a reverend since at Areopagos.
Reverend Dr. Cheng Sau Tin, Peter
As a regular speaker and valued advisor for the Bridge and Dialogue Ministry, Rev. Peter was ordained a Anglican deacon in 1991 and a priest in the following year. He is currently serving as the catherdral chaplain at HKSKH All Saints’ Cathedral.In addition, Rev. Peter is also serving as chaplain and chancellor at kindergarden, primary, amd secondary schools. He has many years of social service committee experience and experience in working with different churches and organizations. Besides, Rev. Peter is keen on academic research and studies, he graduated from the GTS and New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies with a doctoral degree in theology and philosophy respectively, wherein he studied the relationship between John Macquarrie’s Christology and humans in the modern world and Mencius’ and Plato’s theories of human nature. Rev. Peter is now a philosophy and moral theology lecturer at HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College.
A personal experience at Tao Fong Shan
Since the conception of Tao Fong Shan, we have been helping our sisters and brothers find peace in the calmness and comfort of the nature and build a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out our contact form and your needs, we will be in touch shortly.