Tom Gilson

Christianity in China

Christianity in China:

Official numbers fall far short of the actual total. Recent surveys calculate the number of Christians worshipping independently of the State churches in China to be as high as 100 million. That means that almost one in every ten Chinese may now be a Christian, making Christianity bigger than the 74 million-member Communist Party.

Bring Christianity into the conversation and everyone seems to know someone who is a convert. I heard how many of the executive staff at one smallish Beijing hotel were keen Christians. A manager at an international bank mentioned that many of his employees shared a common faith.

Times Online

Hat Tip: Agent Intellect

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  1. Our daughter brought a friend home for Easter break from college. She is from China and is from a Christian family whose parents became converts in about 97. Her parents are managers in a large bank and the entire extended family are now Christians. She is finishing her freshman year in the US and then moving on to a University in Europe to study. She anticipates working as a Christian in the Chinese government foreign service (putting her excellent english and soon to be excellent french skills to use). She does not expect being a Christian to harm her job opportunities at all. She noted that as bank employees, her parents were already government employees.

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