Summer 2018 Vol. 38 - No. 189 Impact of New Media on the Church in China
China has leapfrogged into the age of social media. A little over half of China's population (772 million) now uses the internet, with rich potentials for commerce. Monthly active users of WeChat (an app for messaging, online transactions and payment.........
“The Truth will Set You Free” (Jn 8:32). Fake News and Journalism for Peace— Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day 2018
Communication is part of God's plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship. Made in the image and likeness of our Creator, we are able to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful. We are able to describe our own .........
Opportunities and Challenges of New Media for Evangelisation
Zhang Wenxi, translated by Ingrid Chan
What is new media? First, we know that it is a relative concept. Different forms of communication, including language, writing, painting, music, drama and print publications, etc., known as the traditional media, were widely used with the
Internet Censorship and Civil Society
China owns the world's largest online citizenry or so-called“netizens”—about 731 million strong in December 2016, with most of them using smart phone (about 95 percent), according to the official China Internet Network Information Centre. As in the .......
A View of the Revised Religious Affairs Regulations’ Impact on House Churches through the “Interpretations”
Ying Fuk Tsang, translated by Ingrid Chan
The revised Regulations on Religious Affairs (henceforth referred to as“Regulations”) took effect on 1 February 2018. Many have expressed concern about their impact on religious freedom in China. Since November 2017, the .......
Bishop Francis Hsu and the Foundation of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences
Initial stirrings for what would become the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) may be traced back to the Second Vatican Council. Valerian Cardinal Gracias, of Bombay, lndia, observed that bishops from Asia did not .......
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