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Hong Kong Democracy Protests Carry A Christian Mission For Some

posted on October 7, 2014

Ned Levin of The Wall Street Journal reports that amid the growing protests for democracy in Hong Kong, there are strong undertones of an older tension between Christianity and Communist China. As opposed to Mainland China, Christianity has become a part of Hong Kong’s civil fabric since the Catholic Church established itself there in 1841. While the protests are specifically promoting democracy, some see an opportunity to protect its Christian culture from larger Chinese involvement. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired head of Hong Kong’s Catholic flock, said that Communism “brings to Hong Kong the whole culture which is now reigning in China, a culture of falsity, of dishonesty, a lack of spiritual values.”

Read at The Wall Street Journal