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 3

The World Watch List 2019 were released this week. It shows that 245 million Christians are persecuted in the world, which makes them the biggest group that are victims of persecution. Asia is the worst place to be Christian and one in three live under high persecution. You find links to articles that break down … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 3

Persecution of Christians – week 1

Africa was the deadliest continent for Catholic clergy in 2018. 40 were killed worldwide and 21 of them died in Africa (19 priests, one seminarian and one lay worker). In 2017 there were 23 Deaths so the number has risen. South Africa have been the deadlies for seven years in a row. Three of the … Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 1