Fr. Ingun Joseph Kang S.J.

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Fr. In-gun Kang is a Korean Jesuit priest who has been working in Cambodia since 1997. At present, he is the Superior of Prieb So community in Jesuit Mission Cambodia and is the Coordinator for Buddhist Studies and Dialogue in Jesuit Conference of Asia. He is also a professor of the Philosophy Department of Royal University of Phnom Penh and of the St. John Vianney Seminary in Phnom Penh.

Fr. Kang attained S.T.L. (An advanced MA) degree in Christian Missiology at Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley in 2002, MA degree in Buddhism at Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya in 2008, and PhD in Buddhist-Christian Relations at Heythrop College, University of London in 2012.

Have been actively engaged in the Buddhist-Christian dialogue in the Theravada countries of Asia, such as Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, Fr. Kang is keen on promoting the interreligious dialogue and action for the integral human liberation in the face of the challenges and crises of the globalized world today. He is the director of East Asia Theological Encounter Program, which provides the intensive course of Asian contextual theology and the living experience of Buddhist meditation.


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