Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Language

English

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.

Keywords

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

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

Volume

16

Issue

3

Start Page

380

End Page

395

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1080/14649373.2015.1069052

Link to Publisher's Edition

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

ISSN (print)

14698447

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