My name is Yiu Sing Luke (Lúcás) Chan, the Fr Michael Hurley Research Fellow, 2013-14. I am a Christian theological ethicist by training. In the Michaelmas term I taught a module on Religions and Ethics in a Pluralist World. In the Hilary Term, I focused more on my own research and writing—working on my third book on Biblical ethics, The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church – also attending conferences and meetings, and giving papers in Europe and the United States. I also lectured on various ethics-related topics, such as virtue ethics, biblical ethics, and Confucian ethics in other ISE modules and in the Department of Religions and Theology.
Besides serving the ISE community, I also engaged in ecumenical encounter and interaction: in March I was invited to give a talk, entitled Reading Matthew 5:3-12 Together: What Virtues Can the Portadown Christian Community Learn from the Text? to a group of Christian ministers from the Portadown community who belong to the Churches Together network. In early May I accompanied my ISE colleague, Professor Carlo Aldrovandi to bring a group of IPS students for a learning trip to the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. It was a wonderful learning experience for me, too! In the coming months, I will supervise a student dissertation and be a second reader for another one or two.