Family, Dumplings, and Jesus? Christians Navigate Mongolian New Year (February 9, 2024, Christianity Today) (Subscription Required)
Believers are learning how to celebrate and evangelize amid Tsagaan Sar's Buddhism-infused rituals.
Pro-Hindu government in central Chhattisgarh state is making move with upcoming polls in mind, warns Bishop Paul Toppo
This week in Christian history: Japan legalizes Christianity (February 18, 2024, The Christian Post)
This week marks the anniversary of when Japan lifted an edict that banned Christianity for a couple of centuries, as part of an overall effort to close the nation off from foreign influence.
A revival spread in a small tribal village in 1973. Its impact is still being felt today.
‘Erasing a part of history’ – What a double mosque demolition tells us about India ahead of crucial election (February 15, 2024, CNN Asia)
The demolition of two mosques in India within days of each other has highlighted the deep religious divide in the country, months before voters head to the polls for a nationwide election that is expected to hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi a rare third term in power.
A Social Scientific Study of the Chinese Christian Community in Britain (1): Key Characteristics and Trends (February 21, 2024, ChinaSource Blog)
Approximately 191,000 individuals from Hong Kong submitted applications for the visa program between its initiation in January 2021 and September 2023. The UK Home Office’s Impact Assessment of the BN(O) visa initiative forecasts that between 258,000 and 322,400 Hong Kong residents will migrate to the UK during the initial five years of the program.
The poem “Yearning” speaks of the deep groaning out of a longing to be in communion with the creation in wonder and awe. It is an invitation to embrace the beauty and sacredness of the creation with the very life God has given us—eyes, ears, lungs, and hands.
Lighting the Future: A Candle in the Dark: Individual Life Stories from Chinese Christian Families (February 19, 2024, ChinaSource Blog)
As a Christian mother living in China with three children, I often experienced the indescribable, unbearable conflict of having to decide between adhering to the communist social norms or staying true to my Christian faith. The memories of those struggles and frustrations during each decision-making process are still vivid, but upon reflection, it has become apparent to me that making the right choices in challenging circumstances contributed to my spiritual growth and has strengthened my faith.
This is a firsthand account of Tan Jian’s experience in a Chinese prison cell, where he was interred because of his religious activities. In this account, he talks about the concept of face, which is very important in Chinese society.
One of the most important ways we are encouraging people to partner with China is by praying with and for China. This year, we are systematically praying for cities across China.