Week 10-3 Religion (1)

Week 10-3 Religion (1) - not subject to any foreign...

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POLC 3020: Week 10 (3) Religion in China Oct. 29, 2010
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In the last 30 years religious traditions in many parts of China have revived their activities and organizations and rebuilt their temples, mosques and churches, despite decades of strict regulations and repression by the CCP. Facing new challenges derived from this new environment, what efforts has the CCP made to control the rise of religious activities? How does religion pose a threat to the CCP? Why does the CCP have a particular bias towards foreign religions? In what ways might the five religions be harmful to socialist policy and CCP control? Question
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Regulation of Religion A. Article 36 of the 1982 Constitution “Citizens of the PRC enjoy freedom of religious belief… The state protects normal religious activities… No one may make use of religion to engage in activities that disrupt public order… Religion bodies are
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Unformatted text preview: not subject to any foreign domination. Chinas constitution offers no guarantee of freedom of association to complement freedom of belief. Regulation of Religion A. Document No. 19 Viewing religion as private belief Recognizing only five religions (Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, and Protestantism) and excluding folk religions, superstition, and cults (defined as feudal superstition) The containment of religion is part of a policy that seeks to contain all the associations of a civil society. Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China Acknowledging that coercion to prevent religious belief would be counterproductive Party propaganda to support atheism Control over the educational system to marginalize religious belief...
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