By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s state media have criticized celebrities for attending an event in northeastern India with members of the Tibetan government-in-exile, adding to Chinese authorities’ warnings that actors and singers must “serve the people and socialism.” An article on China Tibet Online last week that was widely carried by […]
Joan Stamm book wins 2011 Nautilus Award
Joan Stamm’s book, “Heaven and Earth are Flowers: Reflections on Ikebana and Buddhism,” was selected as a 2011 Nautilus Silver Award Winner in the religion and spirituality category. Stamm lived in Japan in the early 1990s and became interested in Buddhism and traditional Japanese arts. She studied Zen and Tibetan Buddhism upon returning to the […]
Fast-growing Christian churches crushed in China
The closure of what may be China’s first mega-church is the most visible sign that the communist government is determined to rein in the rapid spread of Christianity, with a crackdown in recent months that church leaders call the harshest in years.