East Asia

East Asia · 16. February 2020
More (on-line) Dialogue than Ever -------------------------------- Report on China V i r g i n i a / U S A -- The current media images of empty streets and sidewalks are an eerie reminder that life as usual has come to an abrupt halt for 1.4 billion people. It seems impossible that this could happen on such a large scale, but conversations with friends and colleagues across the country confirm that people are in their apartments, going out only to buy necessities. Food stores and markets and...
East Asia · 07. December 2019
Christ’s Heavenly Kingdom is the Issue ------------------------------------------------------------------- Transitioning Chinese Christians from Religion to Faith By Ling Fenglei, a lawyer in Shanghai region Editor’s note: Born in 1970, Ling Fenglei received a law degree from “Suzhou University Law School” (near Shanghai) in 1992. Five years later, he became a Christian and helped found an evangelical group in Suzhou, the “Jiangnan Fellowship”, in 2009. In 2018 he became editor of a...
East Asia · 01. September 2019
It’s Quality that the Church is Still Lacking ------------------------------------------------ Observations on a Visit to China Commentary L a d u s h k i n -- Chinese church life appeared bereft of any worries when I visited “Shanghai Community Church” in the west of the city on 14 July. This once-Anglican congregation offers four services on Sundays in either Chinese and English. Total attendance that day approached 3.000 souls; 40-50 nations including most of Sub-Saharan Africa were...
East Asia · 01. September 2019
Having Friends on Both Sides --------------------------------------------- Soft Diplomacy in Korea L a d u s h k i n -- A photo on the webpage of “Mennonite Central Committee” (MCC) from the summer of 2018 shows a thin, Asian gentleman sitting on a tractor in Manitoba/Canada. The gent happens to be Ri Yong Phil, North Korea’s (DPRK) ambassador to the United Nations. His visit and the visit of a delegation of agricultural experts to Canada at the same time are fruits of the Mennonite...
East Asia · 30. December 2018
39,7 Million – not 200 Million ----------------------------------------------- Report on a visit of Chinese journalists to Moscow M o s c o w -- Evangelicals in the USA and in Russia have something in common: Both view the Christian church of China as persecuted but growing rapidly. Yet according to two young Chinese journalists who visited Moscow in mid-December at the invitation of the Russian Evangelical Alliance, both perceptions are essentially false. Westerners speak of as many as 200...