CCD Monthly                                                            April 2023

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On March 28, 2018, CCC&TSPM announced a declaration entitled "Sinicization of Christianity" "Principle for Promoting the Chinese Christianity in China for the Next Five Years." The contextualization of Christianity in China campaign has contributed to different efforts: lectures, academic seminars, training courses, experience exchange meetings, and Chinese art and history exhibits. This month we select four articles to give you a glimpse of recent work during the campaign.

You can also read trending news, features, and more recently published items.
China's Efforts to Advance Sinicization of Christianity

Sinicization of Christianity Cultural Exhibition Hall Unveiled in Jiangsu

A plaque from a cultural exhibition hall featuring developing Christianity in the Chinese context was unveiled in East China’s Jiangsu Province.

Sinicization of Christianity Research and Practice Center Unveiled in Hainan

A research and practice center for the contextualization of Christianity was established in Hainan Province.

Training Course on Advancing Sinicization of Christianity Held in Shanghai


A training course on "Adhering to the Sinicization of Christianity" was held in Shanghai. 

Seminar on the 'Sinicization of Religious Practices' Held at the Central Institute of Socialism

A seminar on the topic of the “Sinicization of Religious Practices?was held by the Central Institute of Socialism on April 6.
In the News

Word4Asia Consulting International Visits CCC&TSPM


Word4Asia Consulting International visited CCC&TSPM, exchanged information about their churches in recent years, and discussed mutual visits and cooperation.

Shanghai Holy Trinity Cathedral Celebrates First-Ever Easter Openly Since 1966

The station of CCC&TSPM, Holy Trinity Cathedral in Shanghai observed Easter Sunday for the first time in decades.

Collective Memorial Service Held Ahead of Qingming Festival

A collective memorial service was held before the Qingming Festival in a church in Fujian Province, which this year falls on April 5.

6 Pastors Ordained in Jilin


The ordination ceremonies are held at two churches in Jilin, northeast China.

Trilingual Comparison of the New Testament in Chinese, Hebrew, and English Launched to Mark World Book Day

Activities were carried out to celebrate World Book Day at East China Theological Seminary, including the book launch of Trilingual Comparison of the New Testament in Chinese, Hebrew, and English.

Photos of Easter Sunday Services Across China




To commemorate Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, services and praise meetings were held on Easter Sunday in the churches of Liaoning, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Fujian, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Shanxi, and Shanghai.
Features

Interview: Churches to Shift from Local Mentality to Ecological Perception


An experienced church worker suggests that churches should shift from the traditional local mentality to a holistic environmental perception.

Dedicated to Helping Jews Return to Israel, Galileans Invite Christians Visit Where Jesus Lived

As a typical Jew in the diaspora, Chaim Malespin, shares his faith journey to Jesus and his ministry to unite Christians all over the world to bless their Jewish fellows. 

What's behind Boom of Christianity in China?



Theology scholars and a global network of researchers are using big data to map religion’s history in China and explain its rapid growth.

Views of Three Pastors: Why Is the Church Facing Bottleneck Today?

Multiple pastors assert that the Church in China is facing a bottleneck, and share their views on this. 
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