23 January 2018
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A bishop facing BeigingHong Kong and the freedom of the education


20/11/2004
Bishop Zen calls for resistance against Beijing's influence in schools
In a letter to all Catholic schools, the Bishop of Hong Kong proposes 'passive resistance' to the government's ordinance that would give it total control over education and marginalise the Church.

27/10/2004
Bishop Zen supports referendum for full democracy

The Hong Kong bishop says "open-minded" Beijing leaders could agree.


08/07/2004
New Education Bill Adopted
HK Catholic Church saddened: New bill will destroy the education system.

06/07/2004
Catholic Church set to sue the government over education
The Education Bill breaches the Basic Law and Church freedom



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EGYPT – LEBANON
Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'

Fady Noun

A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". Card Al-Rahi called for joint prayers, Islamic-Christian interfaith solidarity in the Arab world, and support for the Palestinians.


CHINA
Yunnan: Christians accused of membership in an apocalyptic sect get up to 13 years in prison



The Three Grades of Servants cult, an underground pseudo-Protestant sect founded in Henan, is especially strong in the countryside. Those convicted claim they are just ordinary Christians and know nothing about the sect. Defense lawyers have been threatened with loss of their license to practice.


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