The State Controls Sermons

CHINA. Church-leaders in state-sanctioned churches in Shanghai are being forced to attend training in writing sermons. The aim is to teach them to implement socialism in their sermons. The state refer to “Core Socialist Values” which are twelve values used as guidelines in Chinese society: patriotism, democracy, civility, harmony, power through wealth, justice, freedom, equality, … Continue reading The State Controls Sermons

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Persecution of Christians – week 8

A church from the 1100s in Falköping, Sweden, was scrawled on. It was swastikas, the cross of St. Peter and the words Die Jew and Hitler. If the culprits are Nazis: why not go down to the mosque then? Do they expect to insult Jews in a Church? On February 11 a man by the … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 8

Persecution of Christians – week 6

On February 16 the election will be held in Nigeria and current president Buhari hope to be re-elected. He has made promises to free Leah Sharibu and to stop the Fulani Militia, but nothing has happened. The last news came in October. There is no updated status report on Leah and on February 19 she … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 6