Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Abstract

This paper examines Protestants’ participation in the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong through Richard Wood's theory of faith-based community organizing. Protestants were an integral proportion of the protesters in the movement. Despite many church leaders expressing reservations and opposition, the Protestant community displayed a high degree of participation in the Umbrella Movement, far exceeding any previous collective action. The author argues that the Protestant's participation can be explained by the theory of faith-based community organizing, in which organizers of action groups used biblical stories, ideas, images, and symbols to create meaning and to build an internal political culture, leading to the Protestants’ spectacular involvement in and commitment to the Umbrella Movement.

Publication Year

2015

Journal Title

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

Volume number

16

Issue number

3

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

First Page (page number)

380

Last Page (page number)

395

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1080/14649373.2015.1069052

ISSN (print)

14698447

Link to Publisher’s Edition

https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649373.2015.1069052

Keywords

Umbrella Movement, Occupation Movement, faith-based community organizing, cultural work, Protestant community, Hong Kong

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