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Willing to fight

Foreign Policy | Making religious freedom abroad a high priority in Washington
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/30/18, 04:06 pm

On Oct. 27, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed the International Religious Freedom Act. The act made religious freedom abroad a priority for America’s diplomacy and gave the United States some bite by requiring sanctions for countries that violated religious liberty. In 1998, then-U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., voted to pass the IRF Act. Two decades later he is the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, a position the IRF Act created.

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Razor-wire evidence

China | Google Earth images show Uighur camps are not what China says they are
by June Cheng
Posted 10/30/18, 01:14 pm

Since I last wrote about the 1 million Uighurs sent to re-education camps in Xinjiang, the Chinese government has changed its official story from denying the camps’ existence to justifying the so-called “vocational training centers” to now even recommending the United States to follow in its footsteps.

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Change and challenges

China | Understanding three decades of Chinese church growth
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 10/25/18, 02:38 pm

Brent Fulton (no relation to me) is the founder of ChinaSource, a Christian organization that works to help the global church better understand China’s rapidly growing church. The author of China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden, Fulton is no newcomer to China: He started working with China Ministries International in Hong Kong in 1985 and has been tracking the rise of China’s churches since then. He announced in September that he will step down as ChinaSource president.

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