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-Dalai Lama Gives Up Political Position but Remains Tibetan Spiritual Leader

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

On Tuesday (5/31/11), the Dalai Lama formally relinquished his political and administrative powers over the Tibetan government in exile. However he retained his religious position as the Tibetan spiritual leader. Lobsang Sangay, who was elected last month to replace the Dalai Lama as “head of state” over the Tibetan government in exile, now assumes that […]

-Scholar: China Notices Link Between Christianity and Economic Success?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

                                          (Flag of China via Wikipedia) The Chinese Communist authorities are all about controlling religion in their country particularly Christianity. They have noted the role that Christianity played in bringing down the Berlin Wall, Communist Poland,  and the Romanian despot and would like to avoid that outcome. However, one scholar says that the rulers have […]

-Chinese Authorities Block House Church Easter Services

Monday, April 25th, 2011

                                                    (Image via Wikipedia) The crackdown continues on a major house church in Beijing and dozens were arrested as the 1,000-member Shouwang Church attempted to hold Easter meetings outdoors. Chinese government officials evicted Shouwang from its previous place of worship in November and blocked the congregation recently from entering new facilities purchased with church funds. […]

-The Pope Speaks Out Against Persecution of Christians Around the World

Monday, January 10th, 2011

(Image by Catholic Church (England and Wales) via Flickr) VATICAN CITY —On Monday during a speech to ambassadors, Pope Benedict XVI urged Pakistan to over-turn its controversial blasphemy laws. The Pope said that the laws were being used as an excuse for violence against Christians and non-Muslims: "I once more encourage the leaders of that […]

-China: Major Crackdown Against Christian House Churches

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

                (Chinese Flag by BWJones via Flickr) BEIJING, CHINA (ANS): According to a recent report from China– “Chinese authorities last week launched a crackdown directed at Christians who belong to China’s huge network of unregistered house churches, calling a “cult” one of the fastest-growing populations of Christians in the world.” The Chinese government is rounding […]

-China: Government Blocks Christian Leaders from Attending International Conference

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

(Chinese Flag via Wikipedia) More than 230 Chinese Christian leaders were invited to the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. Nearly all of them were blocked by Chinese authorities from leaving China. The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization started on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa without the Chinese delegation. According to reports the […]

-China: We are Trying to be Friends but Their Military is Preparing for War?

Monday, June 14th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) We buy their stuff, we supported and viewed their Olympics, our politicians and theirs say that we are friendly, but their military says that they are preparing for war against US in the near future? Here’s a couple of quotes from a report on this issue from Gordon G. Chang: Chinese: “We […]

-China’s Shameful Gendercide of Girls

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) China’s ‘one child’ only policy has resulted in a number of unintended consequences. Soon there will be an incredible gender imbalance in the country with nearly 30 million more men of marriageable age than women. The fact is,  if couples can have only one child they all want them to be boys. […]

-China: Demand for Bibles Outstripping Supply

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

(Chinese Bible by Wesley Fryer via Flickr) Although China maintains the largest Bible printing plant in the world, the demand for Bibles continues to outstrip the supply. According to the UK based Bible Society, more than 500,000 Chinese convert to Christianity every year so the demand for the word of God is not going to […]

-China: Authorities Crack down on Christian ‘Mega’ Churches

Friday, December 11th, 2009

For the past three months, the Chinese authorities have cracked down on several large Christian churches around the country. In Linfin China, over 400 police and a number of hired thugs attacked the Golden Lamp Church which served over 50,000 members and was probably China’s first ‘mega-church’. In mid-September, the authorities descended upon the church […]