“China’s Catholic Moment,” Francesco Sisci’s article in FT’s previous issue, called attention to Christianity’s astonishing growth in the world’s most populous nation. Just as significant there is the growth, despite systematic persecution, of Christian human-rights activism.
In the September issue of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Rana Siu Inboden and William Inboden inform us of the “weiquan movement” by which Christian lawyers, mostly evangelical Protestants, strive to defend human rights within the official legal system. These lawyers, who seem to number no more than 100, carry on heroically despite brutal, sometimes crippling persecution. Christians of all churches should be inspired to support them with prayer and other concrete means.