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A perspective of Christianity on civil disobedience: a study of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central and the Umbrella Movement

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This paper argues that Christian churches should educate their congregants on sociopolitical issues, so that both the church and individual congregants can speak to the world prophetically, as a part of Jesus’ teaching in caring for the weak. Civil disobedience should not be the main means for the church to express social concerns. Rather, a godly life that witnesses Jesus as Lord should be how Christians exert their power to effect changes in society. This witness cannot be short-term, like civil disobedience is so often; it must be sustained and life-long.


Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)34-41
Number of pages8
JournalResonance - a Theological Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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