The choir of Shouwang church, one of many house churches that are now meeting openly for worship every Sunday across China. (via China Daily)
ChinaHopeLive points us to a couple of links that indicate an unprecedented level of reporting among Chinese media on underground churches in China:
- The Global Times, in an interview with Liu Peng (Liu), director of the Pushi Institute for Social Science and a researcher at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, says that the increased reporting of house churches may hint at a policy change.
- China Daily talks to a Christian in Beijing who shares his story of conversion (unbelievable, I know) and explains how he came to join his current house church in the Chinese capital.
- In another report, China Daily says that the 17 government-approved Three-Self churches are not enough to meet the needs of the 50,000 Christians in Beijing and this is why house churches are thriving in the city.