Tag: China

The Church in China: A growth in size, faith

The Revs. Kan Baoping (left) and Gao Feng of the China Christian Council discuss relations with The United Methodist Church during a meeting with a visiting delegation of denominational leaders at the council's office in Shanghai, China. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

As the number of Christians in China climbs, Chinese faith leaders work to maintain relationships with faith groups internationally.

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United Methodism’s Chinese connections

Greeter Wang Yan Na welcomes parishioners and visitors to Chongwenmen Church in Beijing, China. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

The United Methodist Church’s ties to China began in 1847 with arrival of Methodist Episcopal Church missionaries and continues today.

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Earthquake relief continues in China

After two weeks of instant noodles, villagers affected by the April 20 earthquake in China finally have rice. Amity is helping distribute rice and other emergency supplies to households. UMNS Photo courtesy of the Amity Foundation.

The Amity Foundation, a partner of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is expanding its relief efforts to earthquake survivors in China’s Sichuan Province.

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Chinese Christians help lead earthquake recovery

Steel granaries, provided by Amity Foundation, help keep the harvest from spoiling. A UMNS Web-only photo courtesy of Amity Foundation.

Life in the Sichuan province in China changed on May 12, 2008. The Longmenshan fault buckled and ripped in two, reducing towns and villages to rubble and collapsing school buildings like accordions.

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Bible exhibition highlights Christianity in China

Historic editions of the Chinese Bible are part of an exhibition sponsored by the China Christian Council and Three-Self Patriotic Movement. The "A Lamp to My Feet, A Light to My Path" exhibition from China is at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City from June 5 to 12 after showings in the Crystal Cathedral in the Los Angeles area and at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. A UMNS photo by John Goodwin.

From a stone tablet dating from 781 A.D. to a New Testament produced by a modern printing press, the Bible has had a long history in China.

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