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CHINA Underground Protestant church shut down for remembering Tiananmen

CHINA Underground Protestant church shut down for remembering Tiananmen | Religion in China | Scoop.it
The Early Rain Covenant Church was founded by pastor Wang Yi, a former human rights activist. A two-hour prayer was scheduled in memory of the victims of the massacre. For the police, the reason for the closure is that the church does not respect the new Regulations on religious activities.
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Abide in Darkness: China’s War on Religion Stalls Vatican Deal

A landmark agreement aimed at healing a longstanding rift between Beijing and the Vatican is in limbo as the Chinese government cracks down on religious institutions and activities.
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AP Exclusive: Digital police state shackles Chinese minority

AP Exclusive: Digital police state shackles Chinese minority | Religion in China | Scoop.it

KORLA, China (AP) — Nobody knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police.
Not his village neighbors in
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China: Kirchenbesuch für Kinder bald verboten?

China: Kirchenbesuch für Kinder bald verboten? | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Die Anwesenheit von Kindern in den Kirchen wurde bislang geduldet. Nun könnte sich dies ändern, nachdem neue Massnahmen erlassen wurden. Mehrere Provinzen sind davon betroffen.
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China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in

China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in | Religion in China | Scoop.it
China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in
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国家宗教局长:做好宗教工作必须讲政治_大公资讯_大公网

 二、做好宗教工作必须遵守政治规矩
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‘Anti-terror cameras’ a new cross to bear in ‘China’s Jerusalem’

‘Anti-terror cameras’ a new cross to bear in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ | Religion in China | Scoop.it
New campaign comes just three years after crosses were ordered removed from the roofs of houses of worship
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破除对西方文化的迷信(大家手笔)

破除对西方文化的迷信(大家手笔) | Religion in China | Scoop.it
中心主义
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I agree to with the argument to oppose "Westcentrism" (西方中心主义), but I am afraid this is another (indirect) rejection of universial values. And what I am even more worried about is that more and more people in Europe might join in this "cultural relativism" argument. How believes in universal values these days? Talk about "Western values" is everywhere.
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Chinese Catholics wary of suggested reform to government-backed church

Chinese Catholics wary of suggested reform to government-backed church | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Cardinal Tong also suggested in the article that the patriotic Catholic association should no longer nominate candidates to become bishops and that its role should focus on charity and social welfare.

The association should reorient itself “to encourage clergy and the faithful to carry out social charities, actively start social services and work on matters of social interest”, he wrote.
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The different reasons why PRC clergy rejects Cardinal Tong's suggestion are interesting: pure concerning of loosing power/influence (by the patriotic association probably) or worries concerning the limitation to be "only" a social service provider" (by the cited priest) to the government.
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China expels South Korean missionaries amid missile defence tensions

China expels South Korean missionaries amid missile defence tensions | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Beijing believed to be retaliating against Seoul’s plan to host Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system of the US military
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Hmm...might also be somehow related to the revised regulations on religious affairs which are to be published soon... Global Times says (http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1029110.shtml)
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俞正声同省部级干部统一战线理论政策与宗教工作专题研讨班学员座谈-新华网

俞正声同省部级干部统一战线理论政策与宗教工作专题研讨班学员座谈-新华网 | Religion in China | Scoop.it
宗教领域矛盾
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#China #Religion First time I read "contradictions" (矛盾) field, reference to #Christianity?
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疯狂敛财10亿的“心灵培训班”,别无人监管_今日话题_腾讯网

疯狂敛财10亿的“心灵培训班”,别无人监管_今日话题_腾讯网 | Religion in China | Scoop.it
中国心灵培训骗局流行,人傻钱多不是主因。
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CHINA Monks revere Xi Jinping: A reincarnation of the Buddha

CHINA Monks revere Xi Jinping: A reincarnation of the Buddha | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Some videos show religious Masters effusively praising the president, triggering online debate. One of them asks the faithful to
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Strange and under pressure? Hopefully a rather single case.
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CHINA-VATICAN Ahead of China-Vatican dialogue, a five-year plan to Sinicize the Church under the Party

CHINA-VATICAN Ahead of China-Vatican dialogue, a five-year plan to Sinicize the Church under the Party | Religion in China | Scoop.it
The plan omits specific details. Sinicization launched by Xi Jinping in 2015, demanding an assimilation of Chinese culture, independence from
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Are religious people happier than non-religious people?

Are religious people happier than non-religious people? | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Considering factors that contribute to happiness and life satisfaction.
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Vatican insists it will continue to recognise Taiwan

Vatican insists it will continue to recognise Taiwan | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Catholic Church reaffirms importance of links with Taipei amid claims it is exploring ways of normalising its ties with mainland authorities
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China’s new campaign to instil official historical narrative in Xinjiang

China’s new campaign to instil official historical narrative in Xinjiang | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Officials at high-level meeting told to address ‘several historical issues’ regarding the restive region through propaganda and training
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新疆人权事业的发展进步-新华网

新疆人权事业的发展进步---国务院新闻办公室1日发表了《新疆人权事业的发展进步》白皮书。
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俞正声:支持宗教界用社会主义核心价值观统领教规教义阐释_新闻_腾讯网

俞正声:支持宗教界用社会主义核心价值观统领教规教义阐释_新闻_腾讯网 | Religion in China | Scoop.it
俞正声:支持宗教界用社会主义核心价值观统领教规教义阐释
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Bloody Islamic State video puts China in cross hairs

Bloody Islamic State video puts China in cross hairs | Religion in China | Scoop.it
Jihadist militants reportedly from Uygur ethnic group use video to say they will return home to ‘shed blood like rivers’
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'Christianity theme park' in Mao Zedong's home province sparks outrage

'Christianity theme park' in Mao Zedong's home province sparks outrage | Religion in China | Scoop.it
A source in Changsha’s Christian community, who asked not to be named, said that what news reports had hailed as a “Christianity theme park” was in fact simply a church and Bible study centre built on a strip of land handed to them by the government.
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..."A source in Changsha’s Christian community, who asked not to be named, said that what news reports had hailed as a “Christianity theme park” was in fact simply a church and Bible study centre built on a strip of land handed to them by the government." Aha!
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China’s Tech-Savvy, Burned-Out and Spiritually Adrift, Turn to Buddhism

China’s Tech-Savvy, Burned-Out and Spiritually Adrift, Turn to Buddhism | Religion in China | Scoop.it
The Longquan Monastery in northwest Beijing has become a haven for those seeking connectivity instead of seclusion, and practical advice rather than deep philosophy.
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I guess the modernization, or modern appplication of Buddhist teachings plays an important role.
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Some Catholics are deeply disturbed that the Vatican is cozying up to China’s repressive regime

Some Catholics are deeply disturbed that the Vatican is cozying up to China’s repressive regime | Religion in China | Scoop.it
After decades of being locked out of China, the Holy See seems to be on the path to a rapprochement with Beijing. But coming at a time when Beijing is cracking down on religious freedom at levels not seen since the Cultural Revolution, the prospect has become deeply troubling to many in the Church. Followin
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What excatly is at stake and what would be the trade-off? It all depends on what both sides are willing to compromise on. Loyalty of clergy and churches, church institutions is key I guess aspect. Beijing won't probably make any big concessions here given their fear of "Western infiltration". Really not sure what the Vatican askes from China and can realistically expect. Maybe they would be content to have a formal important (maybe not final) say in the consecration of bishops, like in the other country cases?
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孙春兰:深入学习贯彻习近平总书记重要讲话精神 扎实做好新形势下宗教工作-新华网

孙春兰:深入学习贯彻习近平总书记重要讲话精神 扎实做好新形势下宗教工作
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宗教作为一种复杂的社会现象,既有积极作用,也有消极作用,积极性与消极性共生共存。在这次全国宗教工作会议上,习近平总书记全面阐释了宗教关系的基本内涵、基本原则、工作重点,明确指出,宗教关系主要包括党和政府与宗教、社会与宗教、各宗教之间、我国宗教与外国宗教、信教群众与不信教群众之间的关系。我们要认真学习领会、深入贯彻落实讲话精神,进一步增强政治意识、大局意识、核心意识和看齐意识,深入推进落实党的宗教工作方针政策,抓住机遇、开拓进取,不断开创宗教工作的新局面,为实现“两个一百年”奋斗目标、实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦作出新的更大贡献!
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#CCP's United Front dep. stresses "guidance" + sinification of #religion #China 孙春兰: 扎实做好新形势下宗教工作-新华网 | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...
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