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Taiwan's Church: Rooted at Home, Concerned for the World
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Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:52:36 -0700
Taiwan Church News 2635, September 1, 2002
Reported by Lin Yi-shin. Translated and rewritten by David
The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan observes its annual
"Ecumenical Day" on the first Sunday of September every year.
"Rooted Here, Caring There" is the theme for 2002. Specific
prayer and action emphases include this nation's admission to the
United Nations as TAIWAN and concern for the peoples and churches
of Pacific island nations. The church's General Assembly has
printed and distributed over a hundred thousand copies of a
pamphlet entitled "Walking the Taiwan Road Under Our Own Name." A
call for prayers has also been issued, for the peoples and
churches of the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Aotearoa New
Zealand, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru, Samoa and American Samoa.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the PCT's
groundbreaking 1977 Declaration on Human Rights. The call for
recognition of Taiwan as TAIWAN is seen as a fitting way to mark
the original statement and the changes in this nation that
followed it. The pamphlet recently distributed contains another
church declaration, on United Nations Admission under the
nation's true name. This declaration and the articles explaining
it were written with help from Professor Chen Lung-chih.
Professor Chen is a national policy advisor in the central
government and a member of Ta-an Presbyterian Church in Taipei.
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