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August 8, 2019
In banning these words, the Chinese government is clearly trying to limit the possibility of Christianity taking hold among schoolchildren. It has...
July 27, 2019
This news item concerns a Protestant pastor who has been sentenced to prison for the crime of crossing the China-Myanmar border — a crime that...
July 14, 2019
This article is about authorities’ suppression of Roman Catholic churches, but it carries ominous implications also for the Orthodox Christians...
July 9, 2019
The Chinese government treats Christianity as if it were an alien element and a threat to the traditional culture of the people. In reality,...
July 4, 2019
This is a matter of grave concern also for the tiny community of Orthodox Christians in China, as the Chinese government has not granted Orthodox...
April 17, 2019
This news item concerns Roman Catholic priests who refuse to join the government-sanctioned Roman Catholic Church, but it has ominous implications...
April 15, 2019
Orthodox Christians and all Christians in China are now in extreme danger because of the Chinese government’s increasing tendency to make...
April 11, 2019
This article is about authorities’ efforts to destroy a Roman Catholic shrine, but it carries ominous implications also for the Orthodox...
April 7, 2019
As we noted last Wednesday, the Chinese government’s crackdown on unregistered Protestant churches can and does have impact upon Orthodox and...
April 3, 2019
China: Province offers cash rewards to modern-day Judases who report on “those who establish religious places without authorization”
This article notes that “in all likelihood, the push to get people to snitch on each will especially affect underground Protestant communities,...
March 17, 2019
This is a classic example of a government treating Christianity as if it were an alien element and a threat to the traditional culture of the people....
February 10, 2019
The first Orthodox Christians entered China in 1685. After the Orthodox Church in China was almost wiped out during the Cultural Revolution of the...
January 25, 2019
On June 11, 1900, the Boxer rebels in China turned with brutal fury upon the small Orthodox Christian community in China, demanding that they...
January 19, 2019
While Orthodox Christians and Christians of all faiths face persecution in both China and India, the nature of that persecution is generally...
January 14, 2019
China: Government working “to turn Christianity into a fully domesticated religion that would do the bidding of the party”
This article is about how the Chinese government is cracking down on Protestant churches. However, when Professor Lian Xi says that “the government...
January 6, 2019
This is extremely serious. While so far Chinese officials have mostly focused their persecution on evangelical Protestant churches, there is no...
December 20, 2018
Here again, while these raids have targeted an underground Protestant church, they show the degree to which all Christians in China are in real...
December 10, 2018
While this raid was focused upon underground churches, it shows the extent to which all Christians in China are vulnerable. The Chinese Orthodox...
December 6, 2018
As we lament the plight of Christians in China, it is useful and illuminating to recall the words of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch...
December 6, 2018
Holy Orthodoxy has a history in China that goes back nearly three and a half centuries. The first Orthodox Christians entered China in 1685. The...