“This past Sunday,” writes the historian, Mark Noll, “it is possible that more Christian believers attended church in China than in all of so-called “Christian Europe.” Yet in 1970, there were no legally functioning churches in all of China” (The New Shape of World Christianity, 20).
Over the last 50 years, Christianity in Asia has spread rapidly. Tens of millions of people have experienced a new life in Christ and joined a local church or house church. At the same time, the forces of death have targeted tens of millions of their children, as well as those within the general population. Today Asia is plagued by unprecedented levels of abortion, infanticide and gendercide.
In response, PassionLife piloted its first initiative in Asia in 2011, serving as a catalyst for a prolife movement arising from the Church. Currently, we train Christian leaders in major cities and major networks of churches in the gospel of life. The strategy involves teaching biblically-based bioethics in ways that can immediately be reproduced and taught without expertise or special equipment. The result is a multiplying process for calling Christians throughout Asia to stand for life with courage and compassion.