NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Christian faith is alive and well in China, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Richard Land told the SBC entityâ€™s trustees during their Sept. 13-14 meeting in Nashville.
He had returned Aug. 28 from a two-week trip to China as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, during which he logged more than 21,000 air miles.
As a member of the U.S. commission focusing on international religious liberty issues, Land and other USCIRF members met with religious leaders and government officials, including the vice premier of China, during their visit to China.
The high-level series of meetings had been in the making for several years, at the request of President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Land said. The visit was agreed to by the United States and China in the December 2002 ...