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The ‘threat’ of Christianity in China

International | Chinese government tells believers to put their faith in socialism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/19/19, 05:06 pm

A Chinese government religious official last week accused the West of using Christianity to weaken the country’s political power and called for obedience to a socialist interpretation of the religion.

Xu Xiaohong, head of the official Movement of Protestant Churches in China, said Western influence and private meeting places plague Christianity in the country, adding that people who try to subvert national security under the guise of Christianity will face justice.

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Nigeria’s killing spree

International | Plus misreading the Christchurch attack and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/18/19, 12:51 pm

NIGERIA: At least 120 people have died in the last month in Fulani-led terrorist attacks in mostly Christian areas of Kaduna State—including a killing spree one week ago that left more than 50 dead and 140 homes destroyed.

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Anniversary of an uprising

International | Remembering Tibet’s history under authoritarian Chinese rule
by June Cheng
Posted 3/15/19, 09:36 am

March 10 marked the 60th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India. Around the world, Tibetan supporters held rallies on Sunday with calls to “free Tibet.” Supporters also gathered in Dharmsala, India, home to the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile.

“Tibet belongs to Tibetans,” exiled Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said to the gathering. “Sixty years of the occupation of Tibet and the repression of Tibetans is too long.”

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