Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre
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History of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre
Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre was founded in 1930 by the Norwegian missionary Karl Ludvig Reichelt (1877-1952). Reichelt was sent to Hunan Province in China in 1904. There he gradually developed an idea to share the gospel with Buddhists. In 1922, he established Ching Fong Shan in Nanjing. In 1930, due to the chaos of the Chinese civil war, Reichelt moved his work to Shatin, Hong Kong, and asked a Danish architect, Johannes Prip-Moller (1889-1943) to design the buildings. On 13 March 1952, Reichelt died and was buried at the Tao Fong Shan cemetery.
"Tao" means "the Way," or as it is used in the Chinese translation of the Bible, "the Logos," referring to Christ.
"Fong" translates as "Wind," or the Holy Spirit.
"Shan" means mountain, Tao Fong Shan can be translated as "The Christ Wind Mountain."
To foster and develop contextual Christian spirituality, art, and liturgy, and encourage interfaith and cultural exchange and dialogue.
Lotus grows out of the dirty mud yet is clean, analogize as a person with noble character, symbolizes Chinese culture. Lotus is also the divine flower in Buddhism, symbolizes pure and undefiled heart. When a lotus join with a cross which symbolizes Christianity, it expresses the mission to integrate Christianity within and flourish in Chinese culture, and the vision to enrich each other with the openness towards other religions.
－Spirituality and Retreat
To foster Chinese Christian spirituality by providing formation program in spiritual direction to minsters and church workers, offering public lectures, seminars and retreats.
－Bridge and Dialogue
Bridge between East and West and develop a platform of dialogue and peace by organizing and participating in interfaith and interfaith and intercultural activities, seminars and programs.
－Art and Gospel
To promote Chinese Christian art culture by facilitating expression of Christian faith in local art forms and by organizing and participating in art programs.