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Westliche 60 Million Untergrund-Kirche unterwandert Chinas offizielle kirchliche Institutionen – The Atlantic

Erst Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts versuchte die christliche Taiping-Bewegung, die Macht in China an sich zu reißen.– Die Zeit

Heute wieder Kriegstreiber ohne historisches Bewußtsein:
Westliche aggressiv-protestantische Untergrund- und Hauskirchen unterwandern Chinas offizielle kirchliche Institutionen 
– The Atlantic

“The government won’t approve it, but the question is if they’ll shut it down.”

In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution  – The Atlantic
China, the world’s rising superpower, is experiencing an explosion of faith. The decades of anti-religious campaigns that followed the 1949 communist takeover are giving way to a spiritual transformation—and among the fastest-growing drivers of that transformation are unregistered churches.

Once called “house” or “underground” churches because they were small clandestine affairs, these groups have become surprisingly well-organized, meeting very openly and often counting hundreds of congregants. They’ve helped the number of Protestants soar from about 1 million when the communists took power to at least 60 million today. Of these believers, about two-thirds are not affiliated with government churches. In other words, A Chinese Christian woman sings during a prayer service at an underground Protestant church in Beijing.Protestants in non-government churches outnumber worshippers in government churches two to one.

This fascinated me, and I wondered how it happened. Why were these independent churches so effective in appealing to China’s burgeoning middle class? And how do they survive despite government efforts to rein in religious groups not part of government-run places of worship?

To find out, I knew it would be important to report from the ground up. If you rely solely on newspaper headlines and human rights reports, you’ll only understand one aspect of a society: its problems. For instance, after reading the recent Freedom House report about intensifying religious persecution under Chinese President Xi Jinping, you may come away with the impression that in China the main story of religion is repression. But any casual visitor to the country can tell you that the number of churches, mosques, and temples has soared in recent years, and that many of them are full. While problems abound, the space for religious expression has grown rapidly, and Chinese believers eagerly grab it as they search for new ideas and values to underpin a society that long ago discarded traditional morality. ……

In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution

  1. 24/04/2017 um 10:36

    Hat dies auf O LADO ESCURO DA LUA rebloggt.

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