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Religious leaders join condemnation of Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and Church of England bishops are among the religious leaders to have added their names to an international letter signed by hundreds of leaders around the world condemning Beijing's new national security law in Hong Kong.
China's legislation has sparked global outrage, with an international coalition of over 700 parliamentarians and dignitaries from over 36 countries uniting against Beijing's "flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration".
The coalition is being led by former Hong Kong Governor Lord Patten and former UK Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, and spans the political spectrum, with dozens of current and former British parliamentarians from across parties adding their names....
[The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and Church of England bishops are among the religious leaders to have added their names to an international letter signed by hundreds of leaders around the world condemning Beijing's new national security law in Hong Kong.]
From Article: ""I believe that China is rapidly developing, implementing and exporting a blueprint of persecution that will drive further restrictions on the free practice of faith throughout the region and even the world.""
"LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China's push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony."
22. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. ---ESV