Terasawa, who is a visiting scholar at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong while on sabbatical from Wartburg, met the president, vice president and several faculty members to share more about Lutheran education in the United States and Hong Kong. Terasawa also shared information about Wartburg’s partnership with Wartburg Theological Seminary to offer an accelerated path to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees. They group discussed options for collaboration between the Hong Kong seminary and students at Wartburg College and Wartburg Seminary.
The Hong Kong seminary was founded by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong, which is deeply connected with the ELCA and other Lutheran churches. They have 20 full-time faculty and several degree programs. Students come from Hong Kong, Myanmar, Vietnam, Taiwan and China, among others. The school is an important theological education center for the future Christian leaders of Asia.
Terasawa will continue in this role at Hang Seng through May 2020 while he is in Hong Kong during his Wartburg College sabbatical. Last fall, he was a visiting scholar at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. He is researching a new horizon of Buddhist-Christian-Confucian-Muslim dialogue and cooperation for social progress of Asia.