Church Movements

At home in exile

South Sudan | Decades after helping to grow Sudan’s church, Michael Yerko Nadi prays on
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/05/20, 03:32 pm

Twenty years ago we selected an elder in one of the embattled churches of southern Sudan as our Daniel of the Year. I met Michael Yerko Nadi under sparse trees in hotly contested Blue Nile state. He was doing what he’s done for decades: teaching students and leading churches under whatever demands war made of him.

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Photo by Kiran Ridley

Hacking Hong Kong’s religious liberties

Religious Liberty | Mysterious hackers disrupt a church talk on politics, raising concerns about internet surveillance
by Erica Kwong
Posted 9/18/20, 02:17 pm

On Aug. 30, Hong Kong’s Church of Christ in China (CCC) Tuen Mun Church hosted the third in a series of talks on the history of church-state relations in mainland China over the videoconferencing platform Google Meet. About 50 church members joined the call, which included a lecture by a seminary professor and a Q&A session. 

Early in the call, organizers received requests from users named “Chinese National Security Bureau Hong Kong Branch,” “Chinese National Security,” and “Shenzhengovernment.”

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Inside the outbreak: Worshipping online in Hong Kong

Churches | Churches are figuring out how to meet virtually during the coronavirus pandemic
by Joyce Wu
Posted 3/13/20, 02:04 pm

On Sunday mornings, Anne Ngai wishes she could step inside her church in Mong Kok and worship with fellow congregants. Instead, she sings along to a livestreamed service that she watches from a tablet in her living room.

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