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  • Lottie Moon still honored by her church in China

    by Bruce Moon, posted Friday, November 06, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Bruce Moon
    PENGLAI, China (BP) -- China has changed radically since the death of famed missionary Lottie Moon in 1912. Denominations and evangelism are illegal and the government is officially atheistic. But do the Christians in Penglai, the city where Lottie Moon once served, remember her?

    I learned the answer at the Penglai Christian Church this summer. Amid the singing, dancing and preaching in an auditorium filled ... Read More

  • China population policies still coercive, critics say

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, November 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

    "[N]o one should be applauding the Chinese government for its new policy." -- Rep. Chris Smith
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- China's lifting of its "one-child policy" does not eliminate the heinousness of its population control program, pro-life critics say.

    All married couples in the world's most populous country will be able to have two children, China's Communist Party announced Oct. 29 at the close of its Central Committee meeting, Xinhua News Agency reported. Read More

  • Obama urged to press China on rights

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    "The United States must be crystal clear that freedom of conscience is a fundamental human rights issue." -- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Representatives of diverse faith groups have called on President Obama to press Xi Jinping on religious and other human rights issues during the Chinese president's visit to the United States capital.

    Xi will be in Washington for a White House state visit tonight (Sept. 24) and Friday (Sept. 25). His visit will culminate in a state dinner in his honor. Some human rights proponents have criticized the Obama administration's decision to grant Xi a state visit. Read More

  • Reflections from a Chinese orphanage

    by Josh Owens, posted Tuesday, June 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    YUNNAN PROVINCE, China (BP) -- In China's Yunnan Province, there is an ancient temple made of copper that crowns Jindian Park. In English it is literally "Golden Temple Park," reflecting the Daoist religion that it serves. Here on Jan. 14, 1994, a police officer noticed a five-day-old orphan, took him up and delivered him to the nearby orphanage.

    Nine months and three days later, that orphan was the first boy ever adopted from Kunming Municipal Children's Home. Read More

  • 'Tidal wave' of Chinese believers encouraged to persevere

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Luke In/IMB
    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Chinese believers could be the next missions sending force, following the Western and Korean Christians who've gone before them. They pray, give and go, sacrificing everything to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the nations.

    But sacrifices come with costs. Chinese cross-cultural Christian workers say they struggle with discouragement and loneliness. Those in Southeast Asia welcomed encouragement and counsel from Southern Baptist workers Phil and Ruth Wardell,* who have provided training for believers. Read More

  • New campaign to provide Bibles in China

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A new campaign from LifeWay Christian Stores and Tyndale House Publishers allows individuals and churches to purchase Bibles for people in the world's most populous country.

    The Gospel for China is a partnership between the two organizations that seeks to provide "an easy and legal way for individuals or churches to purchase Bibles for believers and seekers in China," Cossy Pachares, vice president of LifeWay Christian Stores, said. Read More

  • 'Sinicization' of Christianity China's aim

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, May 06, 2015 (2 years ago)

    China Aid photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Persecution of Christians and other religion groups in China has increased in scope, depth and intensity in the past year, according to the latest annual reports from religious persecution watch groups.

    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and the international non-profit China Aid Association USA both report high increases in abuses against Christians and other religious groups in the 12 months of 2014. Read More

  • China: Fewer abortions? But more persecution

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- China's newly announced switch to a two-child population control policy does not resolve the coercive nature of the program, pro-life leaders say.

    The disclosure of the change came even as the communist government imposes the most severe oppression in four decades, according to a leading advocate for the Chinese church. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Friends needed

    by Terry Sharp, posted Thursday, September 25, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With another school year underway, let me encourage you to consider hosting an international student. Read More