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RCTC online
Here you can read and download the latest issue of our English language e-journal Religions & Christianity in Today's China (2014, No. 4).

China heute online
Here you can read selected articles from the latest issue of China heute (2014, No. 3)!

News Update on Religion and Church in China
June 29 – October 15, 2014
April 3 – June 29, 2014

Dec. 1, 2013 – March 19, 2014

September 1 – Nov. 24, 2013
June 18 – September 19, 2013
March 2 – June 15, 2013
Nov. 22, 2012 – Febr. 28, 2013
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Online Church Guide
Catholic Churches in Beijing
Catholic Churches in Shanghai

chinesiches Zeichen

Welcome to the China Center

The China Center (China-Zentrum e.V.) has been in existence since 1988. Legally recognized as a non-profit organization, the China Center encourages encounters and exchange between cultures and religions in the West and in China.

Present Situation and Future Development of Sisters’ Congregations in China

Sr. Clare Zhang Jiaqin

Sr. Clare Zhang Jiaqin with Fr. Martin Welling SVD during her lecture regarding this topic on July 2, 2014, in Sankt Augustin, Germany. Foto: China-Zentrum.

The Catholic Church in China has been developing a lot since China’s economic and social reforms began in 1978. The Catholic Church makes many contributions to society and has a good reputation. These positive results are inseparable from the contributions of the Sisters, the religious women dedicated to service everywhere in China. Women religious participate in a wide variety of service activities, including giving comfort and support after earthquakes, helping to spread information to prevent HIV/AIDS, offering inexpensive medical treatment, visiting the sick, poor and elderly. Religious women live and proclaim the Gospel to society especially in the social service area. It is largely the Sisters’ loving service which makes the Church relevant to society, embodying the image of Christ for a generation of young non-believers, counteracting atheistic propaganda. Through their loving service, they make God’s love visible.

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