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Box office news, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cannes, and AFI honors Mel Brooks.
24-year-old Russian director Talsia Igumentseva; and Wolf Totem, another book adaptation helmed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (director of Two Brothers and Seven Years in Tibet) set in
2007 A Bad Year for Freedom
Annual report logs second year of decline in liberty worldwide.
Freedom House puts nations and regions (such as Tibet, Palestine, and Kashmir) into three broad categories: "not free," "partly free," and "free," based on levels of political competition
China's Religion Problem
The Tibetan protests show that Christians aren't the only ones fed up with the Party's interference in ecclesiastical matters.
religion. The recent protests in Tibet underscore that the Communist Party's attempts to subdue spiritual structures have little effect. Bret Stephens writes:
ELIC: We weren't expelled from China
Christian groups at odds over report.
2007. Two of them were English teachers sent to Tibet by ELIC, the statement said. ELIC is a Christian organization that sends English teachers to China.
China expels 100+ missions workers
Catholic church. But according to CAA, even American teachers of English are at risk. Two instructors working in Tibet were kicked out. CAA reports: This
China's Human Rights, In the Red
President Obama should keep values at the center of American foreign policy.
Hillary Clinton, on one of her first overseas trips as President Obama's foreign policy spokesperson, said the United States will continue to press China's rulers on Tibet, Taiwan, and
Top Religion Stories of 2008
Time, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today weigh in.
3. The Pope Wows the States. 4. The Canterbury non-Tale. 5. America's Unfaithful Faith. 6. Tibet's Monks Rebel. 7. The Birth of the New Evangelicalism. 8. The Challenge of Recession.
Recovering Church History: Exile from Babylon
The Iraqi Christian community, now nearly gone, was the church's center for a millennium.
the 7th and 9th centuries, the Church of the East was establishing bishoprics and metropolitans across Asia — through Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, into Tibet and Kyrgyzstan, and as
Billy's. By the time she was twelve, she was pointing toward a career as an oldmaid missionary to Tibet and praying regularly for a martyr's death. As
China's Christian Crackdown
Animosity toward unregistered religious activity intensified before the Olympics and isn't going to fade soon.
Olympic Games."; July 4, 2008 | Jining, Shandong Zhang Zhongxin was accused of cult participation for missionary work in Tibet and other places. He was
The price of Ruth and Billy Graham's union was separation.
Ruth's twofold prayer as an earnest 12-year-old was, first, to become an "old maid" missionary to the tribes of Tibet and, second, to die a martyr's death.