Converting to Christianity in Rural China

On The Street — By on June 24, 2011 9:56 pm

Members of Fu Yin church near Xiejiaqiao village in Zhejiang Province sweep the floor of their sanctuary. Christians are a small segment of China's population, but numbers have grown since religious persecution during the Cultural Revolution. Photo by Josh Barajas

By Ryland Barton
For ChinaInFocus

The majority of rural Chinese practice traditional folk religion, which incorporates deities, spirits, and ancestor worship. But more and more rural Chinese are converting to Christianity, with its own Chinese characteristics.

Podcast: Christianity in Rural China

Joshua Barajas contributed to reporting for this story.

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