Keeping the Faith Can Be a Test of It
Malone, Tara, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Tara Malone Daily Herald Staff Writer
SHANGHAI, China - Politics alone did not brand Xiao Meilin's family an enemy of Communist China.
Their Christian faith proved just as potent a scarlet letter.
Christianity - a religion ferried to China along the storied Silk Road linking East to West - and its native devotees received sharp scrutiny.
The stigma of the Western faith weighed heavily on Xiao Meilin, her family and countless others.
Christianity did not drive her father from China. Nor did it cause her mother to be imprisoned or her family to be divided for more than 30 years. But it was a factor.
"I may not be a good …
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Publication information: Article title: Keeping the Faith Can Be a Test of It. Contributors: Malone, Tara - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: April 25, 2006. Page number: 3. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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