March27 , 2023

    Official Vows to Rid of China’s Christianity


    Churches in Malawi Respond with Shelter and Food After Deadly Cyclone

    The longest-ever recorded cyclone in history---lasting 36 days, hit southeast Africa and killed 522, injured more than 700 people, and left more than 345,000 people homeless.

    France Celebrates Bible Month

    This year's theme is "Solidarity in the light of the Bible" and more than 200 bookstores and libraries are joining.

    New Women’s Audio Bible Launched in the UK

    The first-ever audio Bible recorded solely by UK women launched on March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day.

    Notre Dame to Re-open in December 2024

    French officials announced that one of the country's most iconic buildings will welcome visitors and faithful by December 2024.

    Pilgrimages Can Help Unchurched Travelers

    A travel website predicts that pilgrimages will be one of the biggest travel trends in 2023.


    China claims that the West is using Christianity to influence its people and challenge the ruling Communist Party.

    Xu Xiaohong, head of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China, vowed to rid the country of all religions perceived as “Western influence,” reports the Inkstone News.

    This wrong view and behavior has seriously affected social stability, ethnic unity and religious harmony, and has vilified the social image of the Muslim community and must be resolutely stopped. —Yang Jie, an imam from Xinjian

    Xu delivered a speech on March 11, 2019 which supports President Xi Jinping’s campaign to “sinicize religion.” In this campaign, the government aims to have full control of all religions in the country. Part of its five-year plan is to adapt religious teachings and doctrines into the Chinese culture.

    The senior Chinese official said Christianity is called a ‘foreign religion&