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  Presbyterian Church in Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Taiwan, Presbyterians have historically been active in promoting the use of the local vernacular Taiwanese, both during the Japanese colonial period, as well as after the transfer of rulership to the Republic of China, during which the exclusive use of Mandarin was legally mandated.
In terms of polity, the PCT has a general assembly, and only one synod (the Northern Synod); the presbyteries in the south of the island connect directly to the general assembly.
While most of these churches are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), or the Presbyterian Church in Canada, or United Church of Canada, the liturgy and church practices are rooted in the Taiwanese Presbyterian tradition, and pastorships are usually filled by ministers trained in the PCT.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Presbyterian_Church_in_Taiwan   (322 words)

 Presbyterian Church Article, PresbyterianChurch Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Presbyterianism is part of the Reformedchurches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots tothe Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox.
In Ireland, Presbyterianism wasestablished by Scottish immigrants and missionaries to Ulster.
In Canada, thelargest Presbyterian Church is the Presbyterian Church in Canada, seventy percent of which merged with the Methodist Church,Canada, and the Congregational Union of Canada to form the United Church of Canada.
www.anoca.org /presbyterians/presbyterianism/presbyterian_church.html   (874 words)

Presbyterianism is a form of church government, practiced by many (although not all) of those Protestant churches (known as Reformed churches), which historically subscribed to the teachings of John Calvin.
In Ireland the Presbyterian Church was formed from the Church of Scotland and later became The Presbyterian Church In Ireland.In England, Presbyterianism was established in secret in 1572, toward the end of the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
The Presbyterian church in England and Wales is the United Reformed Church, whilst the tradition also influenced the Methodist church, established in 1736.
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 Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand // Our Ministries: Response by Church in Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A Brief Response by The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan to the:
The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan in its "A Public Statement on the Sovereignty of Taiwan"
It is our hope that ecumenical churches will continue in their efforts and roles as a bridge between the PCT and our brothers and sisters in the CCC.
www.presbyterian.org.nz /1249.0.html   (596 words)

 wfn.org | Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Calls for Churches
The PCT was one of dozens of Taiwanese organizations that protested both before and after the visit to mainland China by U.S. president Bill Clinton in June.
Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations.
As well as supporting the protests, the PCT sent an urgent letter of appeal to churches and organizations with which it has good relations, asking for support and prayers.
www.wfn.org /1998/08/msg00053.html   (242 words)

 Presbyterian Church in Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As an outside observer, I was struck by the strong presence of the Presbyterian Church at a secular rally.
The PCT felt it was necessary for all children to have educational opportunities and began to establish secondary schools for the Taiwanese in 1914.
The PCT emphasized that it did not intend to make these statements political, and stated that its purpose for issuing them was to protect the God- given human rights of the Taiwanese people, not to overthrow the Nationalist government.
spp.pinyin.info /abstracts/spp092_taiwan_presbyterian.html   (2458 words)

 Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand // Our Ministries: Response to Statements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has received the "Statement on Taiwan" which was issued by the National Committee of the Three Self Patriotic Movement and of the Protestant Churches in China and the China Christian Council, issued on June 11 2001.
We have also received the response to this document issued by the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan, which was issued on the 23rd of October 2001.
We ask the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan and the China Christian Council to reject the use of military force as a means of resolving the conflict in the Taiwan Strait.
www.presbyterian.org.nz /1248.0.html   (524 words)

 The Unknown Taiwan - Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Taiwan’s roman Catholic community traces its origins to the brief period of Spanish colonization; Spanish missionaries returned to the island at the end of the 19th century.
By 1977, Taiwan had become ever more isolated diplomatically, and China was openly stating that it would use the expected normalization of relations with the U.S. to press its claims over the island.
PCT leaders living overseas were barred from returning to Taiwan, and island-based church leaders could not obtain permission to go abroad.
www.cwcmf.org /Taiwan/html/chap12_religion.html   (1191 words)

 Revitalization and Growth Among Tribal Churches in the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Out of a total of 1,126 local churches and chapels in the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, 475 are tribal- an impressive percentage for a church whose history goes back to 1865, because evangelism among the present­day tribes began only 60 years ago.
Churches in Kaohsiung County and on the East Coast were influenced by Rev. Lin Cheng­hsi of the East Coast Paiwans.
The churches in Hsinyi Hsiang, Nantou County were deeply divided for a time over the forms of worship and the validity (or lack of it) of visions and interpretations by the visionaries.
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 EKD: Protestant Church in Germany - - Church delegation from Taiwan visits Germany
At the invitation of the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW) and the Evangelical Church in Germany, a 13 person high-level delegation from the National Council of Churches in Taiwan (NCCT) visited Germany on 19.
The aim of the visit was to foster ecumenical relations between the Churches in Taiwan and Germany, to provide an exchange of opinions on matters concerning mission and ecumenism, church social work, theological training, church public relations work and involvement in civilian society.
The Churches in Taiwan however, whose members are predominantly immigrants from the mainland or their descendents, hold on to the principle of unity and are partly in favour of the policy in Hong Kong "One land – two systems".
www.ekd.de /bulletin/bulletin_2998.html   (530 words)

 127th General Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In January 2001, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan held its third major consultation on its role in Taiwanese society, and on Taiwan's role in East Asia and in international ecumenical organizations.
We (the Canadian Presbyterians in the north of the island and the English Presbyterians in the south) are the parent churches of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.
Past exchanges have involved the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, the Korean Christian Church in Japan, the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, the China Christian Council, the Middle East Council of Churches, the Presbyterian Church of Korea, the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba, and the Church of Scotland.
www.presbycan.ca /assembly/2001/reports/lma3.html   (8371 words)

 Warc raises sensitive word in discussion of Taiwan: Independence
The Alliance of Reformed Churches in Africa is born
The Presbyterian church has long been in the forefront of the campaign for Taiwanese self-determination and respect for human rights on the island.
Said Kim Yong-bok, an executive committee officer from the Presbyterian Church of Korea, "The Taiwanese situation is in a critical stage.
www.warc.ch /news/2003/16.html   (729 words)

 Alliance backs self-determination for Taiwan
A delegation from the executive committee of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, accompanied by representatives of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, today paid an official visit to President Lee Teng-Hui and presented him with a letter supporting the aspirations of the people of Taiwan for self-determination.
At the invitation of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, the executive committee of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches is holding its annual meeting in Tamsui (1-10 July 1999).
For the participants, it is a precious opportunity to be acquainted with the life and culture of the people of Taiwan and especially with the witness of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.
www.warc.ch /news/1999/05.html   (379 words)

 BrothersJudd Blog: FAITH IN THE DUALITY:
The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan on Tuesday issued a "Statement on Justice and Peace," advocating that Taiwanese sovereignty and independence should be the basis for interparty cooperation and negotiation.
In 1977 the Church made its declaration on human rights, demanding that Taiwan's future be decided by the people who lived in Taiwan and calling on Taiwan to become a new and independent nation.
Second, Taiwan was governed by mainland officials, but for a much shorter time than most other territories that at one time or other had been part of a Chinese empire.
www.brothersjudd.com /blog/archives/021030.html   (954 words)

 Taiwan aboriginal page
Aborigines Protest Discrimination in Earthquake aftermath Taiwan's September 21, 1999 earthquake was centered in Nantou County an area with a large population of Taiwan Aborigines.
The Emergence of the Concept of `Ethnic Group` in Taiwan and the Role of Taiwan`s Austronesians in the Construction of Taiwanese This paper by Michael Rudolph considers the ways in which Taiwan's Aborigines have been utilised by various concerns in Taiwan.
Taiwan Aboriginal Cultural Park is an ahistorical static bit of "Otherness" care of the Taiwan Provincial government.
www.taiwanfirstnations.org   (3056 words)

 Taiwan Mission Index 1991-1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Charismatic Influence on the Church in Taiwan
Church Growth in the Siu* San Presbytery, Kaohsiung, Chng I-jin and David Alexander.
Confession of Faith of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, David Alexander.
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Administrative/Biographical history: The Presbyterian Church of England (PCE) Foreign Missions Committee, or the English Presbyterian Mission, was established in 1843, as one of the first committees of the reconstituted Presbyterian Church.
In the post-war period however the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan was able to recover, and the relationship between the Church and PCE has undergone profound change.
In 1972 the Presbyterian Church of England joined with the Congregational Church in England and Wales, a constituent body of the Council of the Congregational Council for World Mission, to form the United Reformed Church.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/19/146.htm   (1107 words)

A former general secretary of the church, CM Kao, was imprisoned for his opposition to the Kuomintang dictatorship.
Even though Taiwan functions as an independent country, the People's Republic of China, only 130 kilometres away, regards it as a renegade province.An official declaration of independence by Taiwan would certainly cause deep anger in Beijing and could even provoke a military attack or invasion from the mainland.
Several members of the committee were concerned that in reflecting the wishes of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, WARC's recommendation should not disregard the China Christian Council.
www.warc.ch /update/up133/09.html   (583 words)

The figures are an indictment of the church's timid regard of abortion as too sensitive a subject to address.
Our General Assembly's current abortion policy says that the church "[has] neither the wisdom nor the authority to address or decide each situation," meaning those situations in which abortion decisions are made.
The statement is a terrible abdication of the church's responsibility to apply the Gospel to the most pressing circumstances of life in preaching, teaching and pastoral care ministry.
www.ppl.org /PPLNews_Winter2002_XI.html   (516 words)

 Statement on our National Fate by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan - Motivation Based on Faith and Theology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan published its Statement on Our National Fate on the 29 December 1971, we received responses from many quarters.
When the Church of Christ in either of these two cases produces a statement, this kind of statement is not basically political, but is a confession of faith.
To sum up, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, in producing the Statement on Our National Fate in this present time of crisis, has done so from the standpoint of our Christian faith, and so it is essentially a confession of faith rather than a political action.
www.taiwandocuments.org /pct02.htm   (587 words)

"The Presbyterian Church in Canada is the continuing Presbyterian body formed by those members of the Presbyterian Church in Canada who did not wish to participate in the 1925 merger with the Canadian Methodists and Congregationalists who produced the United Church of Canada (UCC).
As such, the Presbyterian Church in Canada shares the heritage of Canadian Presbyterianism with the UCC.
"Taiwan's largest Protestant denomination, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, has called on its 220,000 members to donate one day's pay to the church's relief effort to aid the victims of the Sept. 21 earthquake.
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_531.html   (3123 words)

 Republic of China (Taiwan)
The red in the flag represents the land of China itself, with reference to the Han race which is the dominant race among the many races of China.
This flag of Taiwan is shown in both the 1919 and 1930 editions of Jane's Fighting Ships and is identified as the Chinese Naval Ensign.
Although the RoC (Taiwan) continued to make claims over the Chinese mainland, it seems now that Taipei's government is seeking for the recognition of its independence as a State.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/tw.html   (659 words)

 Taiwanese Church Leader Calls for Recognition of Island's Sovereignty - Christianity Today Magazine
Many of the PCT's members and leaders have been imprisoned for campaigning against the harsh rule of the KMT, which has often attempted to crush dissent, and Chen Shui-bian has defended many members of the PCT in court.
Referring to the bitter past between the Communists in Beijing and the KMT, who fled the mainland for Taiwan after the Communist victory in the war on the mainland in the 1940s, Lo told ENI that the DPP victory on Saturday signaled that the rivalry between China and Taiwan was now over.
The PCT has 220,000 members, and is a member of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the World Council of Churches, both based in Geneva.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2000/112/34.0.html   (999 words)

 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan A Public Statement on the Sovereignty of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan A Public Statement on the Sovereignty of Taiwan
This constitution should be based on the will of the people and be formed by representatives who are elected by the people of Taiwan through a democratic process.
According to the principle of mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence, Taiwan and China should mutually recognize and respect each other and promote harmony and development in Asia and in the Pacific.
www.taiwandocuments.org /pct07.htm   (572 words)

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan invited representatives from partner churches including the Presbyterian Church in Canada, one of their longest partners, to attend this celebration.
The 23 million citizens of Taiwan, and the thousands of foreign nationals residing in our country, should not be deprived of their right to the services WHO provides.
The fact that Taiwan is denied the right to participate fully in WHO leaves a major gap in the global battle against epidemics and the general public health and well being of all God's people.
www.presbycan.ca /ams/Taiwan.htm   (3024 words)

 Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand // Bush Telegraph: June 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We are continuing to work with Presbyterian Support Central, and information about the Church’s position on this matter can be found by clicking the link on the home page of our website, http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/?id=1.
The Conference was hosted by the Greek Orthodox Church, a large contingent of Roman Catholics was in official attendance and Pentecostals from Africa and Latin America brought colour and vitality.
The Church Register lists additions to, deletions from, and changes in status on the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Ministerial Roll as advised by Presbytery Clerks as at 1 May 2005.
www.presbyterian.org.nz /3545.0.html   (3776 words)

 ipedia.com: List of Christian denominations Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Church of Denmark (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark)
Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean
Church of the Province of the West Indies
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