Posts tagged "north korea"

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Church and the Russian University. Fundamentalism as a result of secularization, not an expression of tradition. "Shifting Politics in the World's Newest Nation." "How Ethiopia's Adoption Industry Dupes Families and Bullies Activists." Thanks to a lingering hatred for Communism... The most significant Chinese political event of 2011. Getting arms around the cult of Kim Jong...

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Whattayaknow?! Mormons handle money differently than the rest of us. Same with the Mennonites, and the Jews. Is the Fall true or just factual?  Or both?  And what does that mean for Catholicism? Or, as the always witty @danielsilliman asked via twitter, in response to this, aliens? Charisma confuses mission work in North...

Thank You, Father

A week after the State Department’s annual listing of countries “blacklisted” for their lack of religious freedom, comes horrible new testimony and details from North Korean refugees, charging incidents, in 2003 and before, of violent persecution of North Korean Christians named, and executed, by the government as “Protestant spies.” The 128-page report detailing the allegations...

Touring 1984

06 October 2005 Todd Smilovitz: It’s nice that North Korea is allowing a Buddhist temple to be restored, butLos Angeles Times reporter Barbara Demick plays right into Kim Jong Il’s hands in her story on it. As pointed out in Rogue Regime, the recent book on the hermit kingdom, such token gestures only mask the fact that “The Dear...

Spiritual Cold War

The North Korean secret police “cannot staunch the word of the gospel,” writes The Times‘ Michael Sheridan. “Two of our party turned out to be Christian businessmen who had come from China carrying wads of cash. Korean-language Bibles have been smuggled in by the hundreds.” Christianity, suggests Sheridan, will break Chairman Kim’s hold — a possibility...