Date
23 October 2017
A group of Anglican youth are planning to hold a prayer meeting Saturday to counter controversial remarks by Archbishop Paul Kwong. Photo: Facebook
A group of Anglican youth are planning to hold a prayer meeting Saturday to counter controversial remarks by Archbishop Paul Kwong. Photo: Facebook

Church youth to hold prayer meeting over Kwong controversy

A group of Anglican youth will hold a prayer meeting Saturday to counter controversial remarks by Archbishop Paul Kwong describing those who took to the street on July 1 as having a herd mentality, Apple Daily reported Tuesday.  

During a sermon last week, Kwong said Jesus remained silent in the face of death, saying that silence is a voice and is sometimes louder than words. He later said he was trying to deter the faithful from taking part in the Occupy Central Movement — not trying to stop them from expressing their political views.

The remarks prompted a backlash and some members of the church, known as the Sheng Kung Hui, to launch a signature drive for a statement that Kwong’s remarks do not represent those of all in church. As of 9pm Monday, 100 people had signed the statement.

Sheng Kung Hui provincial secretary general Reverend Peter Koon, who defended Kwong last week, said he plans to take part in the prayer meeting, but his participation does not mean he is dissatisfied with Kwong.

Koon said the Sheng Kung Hui will not make further comments on the incident because it was an internal church affair, the report said.

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