Communism’s war on Christianity and Islam

Nov 25, 2019 by

By Daniel Kalder, UnHerd: The Soviet Union’s long campaign against religion anticipated Dawkins and Hitchens. The anti-religion campaigns of Richard Dawkins and co. seem like a modern phenomenon, very much a 21st century internet sort-of thing. But, like pretty much every social trend, it’s all been done before, with the same arguments and counter-arguments regurgitated, and on numerous occasions. The most vicious and sustained of these campaigns began around a century ago, part of a...

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Why Did the Berlin Wall Fall?

Nov 9, 2019 by

By Barbara J. Elliott, The Imaginative Conservative: The Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain seemed to be permanent fixtures of the political landscape of Europe after 1961. But to everyone’s surprise, the Berlin Wall opened on November 9, 1989. This stunning event triggered a chain reaction throughout Eastern Europe, accelerating a process that had begun a decade earlier. Using a little poetic license, one could claim that what took ten years in Poland took ten months in Hungary, ten weeks in...

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‘Many people are not celebrating’ – human rights concerns raised on China anniversary

Oct 1, 2019 by

from Christian Today: As China marks 70 years of Communist rule with lavish celebrations, others are raising concerns about the lack of freedom in the country. Events have been taking place throughout Tuesday to commemorate the formation of the People’s Republic of China by Mao Zedong on 1 October 1949, ending years of brutal civil war. The pinnacle of the national day celebrations was a military parade in Tiananmen Square in which thousands of military personnel took part. In a display...

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The Legacy of Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Aug 11, 2019 by

by Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative: Solzhenitsyn: The Historical-Spiritual Destinies of Russia and the West by Lee Congdon (164 pages, Northern Illinois University Press, 2017). This December will mark the centenary of the birth of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It is, therefore, good to see the publication of a book which encapsulates Solzhenitsyn’s intellectual engagement with the twentieth century through an integration of his corpus into its historical, political, philosophical, and...

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China erases ‘God,’ ‘Christ’ and ‘Bible’ in Western classics for kids

Aug 9, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: China’s Ministry of Education is purging words like “God,” “Christ,” “Sabbath,” and “Bible” from Western classics used as textbooks in schools as part of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) new policy of sinicisation of religions. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, and Anton Chekov’s Vanka are some of the books that have had Christian references redacted to combat “religious influences” on the younger generation. The...

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Hong Kong protests: A clash between Christianity and Communism

Jun 16, 2019 by

By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera, Christian Post: On the second Sunday in June, hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of Hong Kong to protest a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited from the former British colony to mainland China. Yet, as the New York Times reported and subsequent media interviews have made clear, these protests are about more than one law. They’re about preserving the freedoms that were promised when Britain returned control over Hong Kong...

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