The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
The Chinese Christian Church in Spain closely follows the religious freedom changes happening in its home country. “The government wants all evangelical churches to be subject to the organisation of the Three Autonomies”.
Pastors of the Chinese Christian Church in Spain explain how they handle the Covid-19 crisis. “At work, we notice discrimination. Many think that the Chinese are carriers of the virus”.
Prevention is key but panic and fear are irrational feelings that only lead to impulse-driven decisions.
More than 60,000 cases and 1,370 deaths have been reported worldwide. Christians in China preach the gospel and give out tracts and free masks.
We are called to bear witness to God’s kingdom on earth to transform people’s lives holistically, rather than simply bringing about political solutions.
A Christian worker expelled by Xi Jinping's government in 2018 shares his views about the spiritual state of the country.
Digital persecution is on the rise, the WWL 2020 shows. Asia Bibi’s release was one of the the good news.
Growing pressure on Christians in China, Algeria, Burkina Faso, according to the 2020 Open Doors World Watch List. Christians face severe persecution in 73 countries.
Pastor Wang Yi is accused of “subversion and illegal trade”. He will be deprived of his political rights and his personal assets will be seized. Another elder of his church has been sentenced to 4 years.
Around 1,000 people joined silent protests on the same evening. “The fate of those persecuted for their faith should not leave us cold”.
Persecution rising toward levels under Chairman Mao. “The days are coming when whole Christian families will find themselves unable to access not merely transport, but schools, hospitals, bank loans and jobs”, a source says.
After the elections, 17 of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors."The results show people's displeasure over the government”, Christians say.
China celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Republic as the violence escalates in Hong Kong. “The role of Christians is to be peacemakers”, a Hong Kong Christian leader says.
“The government has passed laws that blatantly violate religious freedom”, Swiss Christian NGO HMK says. Christian natives and foreigners have been arrested because of their faith.
In a major speech in 2016, President Xi Jinping called for the ‘sinicization of religion’. For the Chinese Communist Party, the rise of religion, especially Christianity and Islam, represents an existential threat to its political health.
The US President presents a plan that includes the creation of “a coalition of businesses for the protection of religious freedom”.
Protests in Hong Kong are “more and more violent”. “Pro-Beijing and pro-democracy sides taking communion together is a declaration to the world”, a pastor says.
Bibles made in China will not face the 10% tariff hike on Chinese goods. Christian publishers celebrate the decision.
Christians from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and North America, from different ethnic backgronds, came together to pray for unity as the body of Christ.
The Vice President of the United States met with specialists of Open Doors, China Aid and the Southern Baptist Convention.
Pastor John Cao was accused and imprisoned in 2017, for “organizing illegal border crossings”, while providing humanitarian aid to the Wa people in Myanmar .
Hundreds of thousands took the streets again. “We urge the Chief Executive to respond to the strong demands of the public to withdraw the Bill”, Hong Kong Christian Council said.
Publishers warn that the proposed increase of tariffs to China could result in a Bible shortage in the United States. There are “no substantial domestic manufacturing alternatives” to respond to the demand.
Uighurs in Western China are targeted in what could be a deliberate policy to “raise a new generation that has been cut off from original roots and religious beliefs”, according to an in-depth journalistic investigation.
After protesters stormed Hong Kong’s legislative building, Christian leaders wrote a letter asking to “boycott any act that harms peace, and to express their views in a rational and peaceful manner”.