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Pope Francis Admits His Historic Deal With Beijing Will Cause Suffering in China’s ‘Underground’...

Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that...

#MeToo in the Monastery: A Chinese Abbot’s Fall Stirs Questions on Buddhism’s Path

Over the past two decades, religion in China has boomed, and no faith has benefited more than Buddhism. The number of temples has tripled,...

China Lashes Out at U.S. After Religious Freedom Report

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday delivered public remarks from Washington to mark the release of the State Department’s 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. The report, which surveys...

Chinese Christian churches targeted in religious crackdown

International Christian NGOs say there’s a renewed crackdown against religion in China. It follows a boom in people turning to Christianity - many of...

The many resurrections of Chinese Christianity

For the church in China, dying and rising is not just a doctrine. It's an incontestable fact. Some wide-ranging scholar could write a fine history...

China moves to protect sanctity of religious sites

China is exploring numerous means, including information disclosure and lawmaking, to tackle the increasing commercialisation in places of worship across the country, according to...

Have Hong Kong’s youth lost hope in the future?

"The Hong Kong we know isn't dying. It's already dead." That's the assessment of Jennifer, 29. She came from a modest family background, but studied hard...

USCIRF Releases 2017 Annual Report on Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2017 Annual Report on the state of religious freedom in...

Life is Meaningless, Say China’s Top Students

A Peking University professor reports that students have full course loads and ‘empty hearts.’ Success doesn’t always bring happiness: A Peking University professor said that...

A resurgence of religious faith is changing China

Buddhist, Daoist and Christian believers are adapting the rhythms of the past to modern life. HISTORICALLY in China, state and religion were always united, forming...

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