Wesley Weekly #53 – Religious Expression and Oppression in China

Hello and welcome back to Wesley at MSU!

This week we are continuing on with our theme of religion and global systems by examining non-Americentric expressions of religion and their influence on state systems.

We are starting with East Asia, and specifically this week China.

What you may have missed…

We finished up with our examination of religious ethics in economic systems. We looked at specifically religious influences in both capitalism and socialism, and discussed which system might better represent the needs of the time.

In the end, there was a valuation of people’s needs above all else, especially for well funded social programs to help those who are struggling.

This Week

Today we will be looking at religious expression and oppression in China. With many religious individuals having their places of worship destroyed, being arrested, or their culture expunged, this is one of the most severe human rights violations happening in the world today.

We will spend sometime looking at their religious approaches, treatment by the state, and why exactly this is happening.

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