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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Al Jazeera    101 East Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 09:30
Evangelical Christianity is experiencing phenomenal growth in China, but is it on a collision course with the state?


China is undergoing a diverse spiritual renaissance – Daoism, Buddhism and Islam have all seen a significant increase in believers. But there is one religion in particular that has experienced phenomenal growth, Christian evangelism.
The number of worshippers remains unknown, as there are two types of church in China - the officially sanctioned churches and the underground churches.
But with the government concerned that a growing evangelist movement could threaten social harmony, the state is cracking down on groups that try to stay out of government control; and, as this film shows, on those who try to report on it.
http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/101east/2011/06/201162811201441957.html


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