Christians and Building Civil Society in Hong Kong: The Case of the Occupy Movement

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Abstract

This chapter examines the relationship between the Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) Movement and building civil society in Hong Kong, as well as the role of Christians in this relationship. Using Robert Putnam’s model of civic community, the author investigates to what extent the OCLP expressed the spirit of civic virtue, which is instrumental in building a civil society. The findings show that the OCLP endeavored to cultivate civic virtues and strengthen civil society in Hong Kong, and Christians played a significant role in advocating the OCLP and supporting universal suffrage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCitizens of Two Kingdoms
Subtitle of host publicationCivil Society and Christian Religion in Greater China
EditorsShun Hing Chan, Jonathan W. Johnson
PublisherBrill
Chapter8
Pages200–230
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9789004459373
ISBN (Print)9789004459335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameReligion in Chinese Societies
Volume17
ISSN (Print)1877-6264

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