Fr. Ingun Kang SJ


Fr. Ingun Kang SJ is a Korean citizen who joined the Society of Jesus in 1993 and was ordained a priest in 2002. He has worked with the Jesuit Service in Cambodia for 5 years (2 years as a regent and 3 years as a priest), and during this period he sought to immerse himself in the daily lives of the Khmer people, who for long years have been victims of war, disease, and hunger. Cambodia is a Buddhist country where 90% of the population is Buddhist. Fr. Kang has from time to time met Buddhist monks, at times even by chance at the AIDS hospital, and many of these monks have become his close friends, sharing with him their thoughts and experiences. At times Fr. Kang has even meditated with them.
After studying Khmer literature and Buddhist philosophy at the Royal University in Phnom Penh during the years 2003-5, Fr. Kang received a new mission assigning him to study Buddhism at Sri Lanka up to the doctoral level, in order to prepare him for his mission of inter-religious dialogue, both with reference to Cambodia and the entire Assistancy. He did part of his research as the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka, and he also studied in Europe. He may be contacted at the following address: