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Bulldozer-leveled site accorded to grieving churchNASHVILLE (BP) -- The death of a Chinese Christian woman beneath the rubble of her bulldozed church has sparked a step of contrition by local authorities -- the now-vacant lot is the undisputed property of the grieving congregation.
China Aid, a key advocacy organization for religious freedom in China, attributed the local action to international pressure after the killing of Ding Cuimei. Read More
Bulldozer death in China draws Tiananmen comparison
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The bulldozer death of a Chinese house church member is being likened to the Tiananmen Square protester, still unidentified, who stood in front of a row of tanks during the 1989 uprising.
Ding Cuimei was killed April 14 when she and her husband Li Jiangong stood in front of a bulldozer poised to destroy their home, where they had been hosting a house church in China's Henan Province. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Still coercive -- China's two-child policy
China's new two-child policy exerts the same coercion of families as the former one-child policy, columnist Penna Dexter writes, underscoring the need for the dawning of freedom and sanctity of life in the communist giant. Read More
Lottie Moon still honored by her church in ChinaPENGLAI, 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"[N]o one should be applauding the Chinese government for its new policy." -- Rep. Chris SmithWASHINGTON (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"The United States must be crystal clear that freedom of conscience is a fundamental human rights issue." -- Russell MooreWASHINGTON (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 orphanageYUNNAN 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 persevereEAST 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 ChinaNASHVILLE (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 aimNASHVILLE (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