Monthly Prayer Letter (August 2021)

Dear companions of FES,

The changes that have taken place in Hong Kong over the past few months have been overwhelming. It has been heart-breaking to see one social organisation after another, from established trade unions with tens of thousands of members to civil society organisations with as few as a handful of members, announce their closure or dissolution. For decades, Hong Kong has been an ideal home for many people, but now it is a place of anxiety and fear, where the future is full of unknown risks, and where a peaceful home has become a home of torment…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (July 2021)

Dear companions of FES,

Hong Kong has experienced waves of emotional trauma. While the wounds caused by the social issues of the past have yet to be healed, now we have to face the pain of leaving our hometown to say goodbye, and start another page of unknown lives with the overwhelming emotions. In the meantime, we also see many people who remain and cherish this place, standing firm for what we believe in and bearing witness to the truth and facts, which is highly respectable! May God watch over and protect every one of us…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (June 2021)

Dear companions of FES,

“The Post” movie tells the story of a cover-up of the truth about the Vietnam War by President Nixon in the “Pentagon Papers” case, citing a federal law that banned the publication of the papers in The New York Times. A classic quote from the film, “The only way to assert the right to publish is to publish”, describes how fragile freedom of the press is. There is no protection over it but can only be diligently maintained. There are journalists in Hong Kong who publish and print newspapers as usual, to prove and cherish what they stand for and to fulfil what has become an impossible task…

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