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Topics: Christianity

Why the Crackdown? Christians Now Outnumber Communists in China

China’s Communist government has been on an anti-Christian rampage of late, tearing down churches in the coastal city of Wenzhou and elsewhere, arresting underground bishops and home church leaders, and illicitly ordaining pliant priests as Catholic “bishops.” But underneath this escalating campaign of repression—in fact, the reason for it—is a rapidly growing population of Christians. There are now an estimated 100 million plus Christians in the world’s most populous country, with Catholics alone accounting for about …

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Europe as We Know It is Dying

It’s happened before. Writing a century and a half before the birth of Christ, the Greek historian Polybius observed “nowadays all over Greece such a diminution in natality and in general manner such depopulation that the towns are deserted and the fields lie fallow. Although this country has not been ravaged by wars or epidemics, the cause of the harm is evident: by avarice or cowardice the people, if they marry, will not bring up …

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From the Countries

The Manhattan Declaration A Call of Christian Conscience On November 20, 2009, a group over 170 Christian leaders in the United States signed a document pledging that they, and the congregations they led, would abide by certain fundamental, shared Christian principles. This coalition of Christian groups pledges to place these social principles above any law or statute, even if that means civil disobedience. The Declaration’s web site sums up the key social issues as the …

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