Liverpool : Catholic cultural exchange with China

 The Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, is to address a major national conference: The Annual general Meeting of Cultural Exchange with China and an Awareness Conference on the situation of the Christian Churches in China, on Saturday morning. The meeting, organised by the national Catholic group 'Cultural Exchange with China' (CEC) is being held in the Crypt Concert Room of Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral from 10am to 3.30pm. 'Cultural Exchange with China' is a new voluntary Association consisting of individuals and organisations who have an interest in China, teachers who have worked there and representatives of various Catholic societies. Its aim is to promote understanding, co-operation and mutually beneficial friendships between the people of Britain and China, based on respect for one another in an ecumenical, inter-faith and global context. The organisation promotes awareness of China, its culture, history and present situation and encourages people to experience the current cultural and religious reality through exposure visits to and accounts from the country. The greater part of its work involves offering solidarity to the Catholic Church in China, especially in their formation efforts for priests, sisters and laity, including the opportunity for Catholic students from China to study in Britain; it also includes awareness creation in the Catholic Church in Britain about the situation of the Church in China. A further element is facilitating teachers of English to offer their services to Universities, Colleges and other institutions in China where they can be a Christian presence. Anyone can attend the Conference on Saturday 20 March. The only cost will be a voluntary collection to cover costs. To register contact: Cultural Exchange with China, St Joseph's, Watford Way, Hendon, London, NW4 4TY. Tel: 0208 202 2555 Fax: 0208 202 5775 Email:

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