2016: ÖRK besucht den China Christian Council

China Christian Council und Three-Self-Patriotic-Movement

WCC executive committee meets with China Christian Council and Three-Self Patriotic Movement

25 November 2016

The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee met with the China Christian Council and the Three-Self Patriotic Movement from 17-23 November in Shanghai and Nanjing. The Three-Self Patriotic Movement is a Protestant church in the People's Republic of China, as well as one of the largest Protestant bodies in the world.

The meeting marks the first time a WCC governing body has met in the People’s Republic of China. Chinese Christian leaders also helped facilitate a meeting between WCC and the State Administration for Religious Affairs in China.

The executive committee also visited the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. “We shared in prayerful remembrance of the more than 300,000 victims of this massacre,” said Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC central committee. “We deeply regret that these atrocities have still not been recognized and apologized for by the Japanese government.”

Visiting the memorial was another experience underlining the imperative of the pilgrimage of justice and peace in today’s context when such crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide are still taking place, said Abuom.

WCC leaders acknowledged evidence that China has experienced enormous economic growth over the last decades of peace and stability in the country. “Millions have been lifted out of poverty by this growth, raising renewed hope of the possibility of eradicating the most extreme forms of poverty globally,” said Abuom. “In addition, we have noted with appreciation China’s example and leadership in ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change and in scaling up its investment in developing renewable energy.”
At the same time, China’s rise in the global arena has been accompanied by new tensions and disputes, and the WCC executive committee called for resolutions through dialogue and diplomacy.

Abuom and the rest of the executive committee expressed their gratitude at seeing and hearing about the witness and diakonia of the churches in China.

“We have been greatly impressed by the churches’ outreach to people of all ages, the commitment to ecumenical and interfaith relations and cooperation, and the scale and breadth of the social services provided by the churches and their institutions,” she said.

The Letter to the China Christian Council and the Three-Self Patriotic Movement,
17-23 November 2016, China

WCC Statement on Climate Justice,
25 November, 2016


Stichwörter zur Geschichte

7.-9. Jhd.

1583 - 1717
Jesuitenmission, zeichnet sich durch starke Assimilation an die chinesische Kultur aus, zielt auf die Gewinnung der Oberschicht.
Matteo Ricci.
Ritenstreit beendet die Missionstätigkeit aller Orden

Beginn 19. Jhd.
protestantische Mission

Robert Morrison, intensive Übersetzungstätigkeit

erster Konvertit

chinesische Bibel

Kar1 Gützlaff

Hudson Taylor

1. 0piumkrieg

Taiping-Revolte unter Hong Xiuquan

2. Opiumkrieg. Verlust der Zollautonomie, Konzessionen, verstärkte Ansiedelung von Ausländern

China Inland Mission gegründet (1895 641 Missionare, 462 Assistenten, 260 Missionsstationen)

Ausrufung der Republik China durch Sun Yatsen

Ausrufung der Volksrepublik China durch Mao Zedong, Ausweisung aller Missionare

Beginn der Drei-Selbst Bewegung unter Schirmherrschaft von Ministerpräsident Zhou Enlai.


Wiedereröffnung der ersten Kirchen

Nationale Christenkonferenz gründet Chinesischen Christenrat.

Lehrbetrieb des Theologischen Jinling Seminars in Nanjing wird wieder aufgenommen.

4. 6. 1989
Tiananmen "Zwischenfall"

Nationale Christenkonferenz

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