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An Invitation from a Friend

Fr. Michael Agliardo is the executive director of the US-China Catholic Association. You may have seen him at one of our virtual ChinaSource events. The USCCA, ChinaSource, and ERRChina’s China Academic Consortium collaborate on a free public speaker series that focuses on the role of Christianity in the cultural dialogue between China and the West. In this video, he has a special invitation for ChinaSource readers.

I’d like to invite you to a special multi-day event this August where we’ll explore the engagement between Christianity and Chinese culture from a number of angles, as well as the challenges facing churches in China in our day. 

Our Friday opening keynote is free and open to the public. Myron Youngman, Director of the Kaifa Institute, will be speaking on “The Protestant Experience in post-Mao China.” 

Saturday we’ll host a series of panels addressing topics like the church in Hong Kong and the China-Vatican accords. 

Saturday evening, we’ll honor ChinaSource’s own Brent Fulton and Joann Pittman at our Matteo Ricci Award Banquet. Just like you, we, too, are inspired by the work of ChinaSource and the voice it gives to our brothers and sisters in China. 

If you’re in the area and want to attend the award dinner, you can sign up by going to the Ricci Banquet dedicated page. Or you can attend in conjunction with the conference. 

Sunday will see two excellent keynotes and a series of pastoral and practical sessions. 

The conference will take place at Santa Clara University in Northern California and will also be streamed live and recorded. 

Enjoy 25% off in-person admission by using the code is “25off.” Students can take an additional 35% off. 

Go to and click the “Upcoming Conference” button to find out more. 

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara. If not, please join us online.

May the Lord bless and keep you. 

Fr. Michael

Michael Agliardo

Michael Agliardo

Rev. Michael Agliardo, SJ, PhD is the executive director of the US–China Catholic Association. Fr. Michael Agliardo is a member of the Society of Jesus, a Catholic religious order more commonly known as “the Jesuits.” Early in his career as a Jesuit, he worked in campus ministry and taught theology at …View Full Bio

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