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Religion in China

Sunday Morning in Shanghai

Timothy Merrill | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

Sunday morning is always crunch time for a preacher. Every preacher has his or her routine. But what if it's Sunday morning and you're in the People's Republic of China? That's what I was wondering when my wife accepted a position at Shanghai American School eight years ago.

Matt Sheehan

China's Communist Party Bans Believers | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

Karl Marx long ago disparaged religion as “the opiate of the people,” and now the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to ban all addicts. The Comm...

Africa Rises, China Falls On Christian Persecution List

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The persecution of Christians "vastly rose" in 2012 as radical Islamists consolidated powe...

Blind Justice In China

Mark Harril Saunders | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion
Mark Harril Saunders

Americans may have been surprised to read in news stories this week about the role of a Christian organization in the escape from house arrest of Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights lawyer in China.

The Surprising, Enormous Influence Of The I Ching

Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

The following is an excerpt from 'The I Ching: A Biography' by Richard J. Smith. What makes a classic? First, the work must focus on matters of gre...

What The Dalai Lama Should Do Now

Stephan Talty | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion
Stephan Talty

The Dalai Lama is fast running out of time. The leader of Tibet has repeatedly said that he will return to Lhasa again to walk the streets he knew as a boy. But every year that passes, there is less and less chance that it will.

WATCH: Inside A Chinese Temple Festival

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Chinese religious life revolves around a calendar of festivals. These videos were taken at the festival of the goddess Mazu in Leizhou, at the very southern tip of the Chinese mainland.

China Vows To Ordain Bishops Without Vatican's OK

Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service (RNS) In a move likely to aggravate tensions with the Vatican, China's state-run Catholic church announced ...

The Role(s) Of Confucianism In Society

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Is Confucianism best represented as a political system or is Confucianism best described as a religious tradition?

Shaolin Kung Fu: An Interview With Abbot Shi Yongxin

Stacey Nemour | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Stacey Nemour

What would the world look like if everyone adopted the Shaolin Kung Fu lifestyle? The world would be more beautiful. The world would be more peaceful, more perfect.

The Relation Between Religion And Government In China

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Many international observers fail to appreciate that religion in China has never been treated as a matter of personal choice. It's hard to imagine that the current regime would suddenly start to view things differently.

Communist Buddhism: China Steps Up Its Tibetan Meddling

Michael Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Levy

"Government-strengthened spirituality" is an oxymoron. Government, at its best, does not get involved in issues of transcendence, Heaven, Hell or anything else metaphysical.

Chinese Society: Racing Forward, Not Cracking Up

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese society is racing forward, but the traditional pillars of individual identity -- the family and the nation -- remain robust. It remains a society of "belongers." Outsiders are, now and forever, outcasts.