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Via URM Methods, Youth Consensus Campaign To Build A New And Independent Taiwan

Taiwan Church News
3468 Edition
August 13 – 19, 2018
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Via URM Methods, Youth Consensus Campaign To Build A New And Independent Taiwan

Reported by Lin Yi-yin

From August 10 to 12, a Youth Consensus Campaign For New and Independent Taiwan, participated by the civilian groups including PCT’s Church and Society Committee, Youth Ministry Committee, Contextual Biblical Studies, Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan(ART) and etc., is held at Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church.

Applying the social movement methodology of Urban Rural Mission(URM), a program under World Church Council(WCC), about forty members, including Rev Huang Tsung-sen(pastor of Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church), Rev Huang Tze-yen(pastor of Sih-Zeh Presbyterian Church) and Rev Lin Wei-lien(secretary of PCT’s Church and Society Committee) and many prominent social activists attended this campaign.

Mr Lee Chia-yu, chief executive officer of ART, shares his observation that a unique methodology becomes more and more urgently needed for many social activists campaigning for Taiwan independence and kinds of social issues in recent years. And URM’s unique methodology in social analysis and mass mobilization, i.e. a methodology characteristic of love and non-violence, will deliver a big favor to analyze social problems more accurately and organize the people’s power more efficiently.

In order to push the government do the necessary changes for the people, Evangelist Lee Hsin-ren, secretary of PCT’s Youth Ministry Committee, also stresses the practical advantages of URM’s social analysis and mass mobilization during building consensus, saving financial cost and preventing internal conflict.

Consenting to the idea that URM’s methodology is needed in Taiwan’s current social movements, Mr Kuo Rung-ting , a front-line activist engaging in recent paint-spraying event in Cihu Mausoleum and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, expects this Youth Consensus Campaign to become a platform to acquaint, communicate and invite more youth on the road of building a new and independent Taiwan.

Translated by Peter Wolfe

Submitted by:Taiwan Church Press
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