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Scholar: Truth Behind Rumors of "Illegal Religious Activities in Rural Areas" under Shijiazhuang’s Outbreak

Recently, the media hyped the religious activities taking place in rural areas due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in Shijiazhuang. As a scholar, I refute the rumors by three reasons.
  • Changsha Church Holds Sunday Service for under 100 People

    A church in China’s southern-central Hunan Province held a Sunday service of up to 99 people.
  • An Orthodox Church, a Microcosm of History

    In the densely populated Shueng Wan neighbourhood, where the air smells of dried seafood and boxes of cargo are piled up by the streets, there exists a Christian church of Russian orthodox tradition. The Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Hong Kong, which belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate, is located on the twelfth floor of the Kingdom Power Commercial Building – in the rear of Queen Street Cooked Food Market. But this is not the first time or the first location in which the church has existed.
  • Ma'anshan Closes All Religious Venues Due to COVID-19

    In Ma'anshan of Anhui, four major religious groups of Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism and Islam announced to close religious activity sites and suspend all collective religious activities from January 15.
Jesus Church in Xuanqiao Town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai Jesus Church in Xuanqiao Town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Shanghai Churches Reopen

On January 17, the Pudong New Area CC&TSPM announced that all Christian venues in this area have gradually resumed worship services, while the churchgoers were reminded to strengthen the pandemic prevention and control in all aspects.

Twelve Stories from Beihai Church in Guangxi

At the beginning of December 2020, I came to Beihai, a beautiful city in the Beibu Gulf, the southern frontier of China, to visit the Beihai Christian Church. I met a pastor here: senior pastor Zhang Yezhong of Beihai Church. During my five days with him and my church visits, I saw and heard many stories. I’ll share twelve stories here.
The Chinese Bible. The Chinese Bible.

20 Bible Reading Stories

This article summarizes the writer's experience with Chinese believers with reading the Bible as well as testimonies that resulted from it, in order to spread the gospel and glorify God.

Jiangsu Churches Restrict Sunday Attendance

Hengjing and Jinsha Churches in Jiangsu Province announced that the number of participant in a single service could not exceed 50. Participants must register in advance until the service reaches full capacity.
  • Shijiazhuang Gospel Church, Hebei Shijiazhuang Gospel Church, Hebei

    Scholar's Opinion: Is Coronavirus Outbreak in Shijiazhuang Related to Religion?

    Recently, the coronavirus pandemic situation has rebounded in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. A small number of people with ulterior motives disregarded facts, made up stories, and spread groundless rumors. The story makers associated the spread of the pandemic with religion, causing great confusion in society. Is the pandemic really related to religion? Let’s look at the facts.
  • A rural church. A rural church.

    Newly Established Churches Formed by Urban Migrant Workers Face Pressure

    It's not easy to do anything in this world and we shouldn’t expect it to be smooth if one wants to do things for the church. New migrant worker churches face three crises: high needs for pastors, finance, and evangelism difficulties.
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