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Benedict Rogers
Benedict Rogers, a rights activist and journalist, is the East Asia team leader of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief. Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Hong Kong and China, his area of specialisation.

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Church faces its moment of truth over Hong Kong's repression

By Benedict Rogers 09 June, 2021

After China's clampdown on Tiananmen vigils, an opportunity exists to speak the truth in the face of persecution or compromise

Keep the faith: Pope's message of hope for devastated Myanmar

Keep the faith: Pope's message of hope for devastated Myanmar

17 May, 2021

A true friend to Myanmar asks its suffering people not to plunge into the despair of those who no longer see a way out

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Join Cardinal Bo in praying for China

Join Cardinal Bo in praying for China

09 May, 2021

As the regime in Beijing becomes ever more repressive, never has the need to pray for that great nation been greater

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Benedict Rogers

Benedict Rogers is a human rights activist and writer. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch, senior analyst for East Asia at the international human rights organization CSW, co-founder and deputy chair of the UK Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, a trustee of the China Democracy Foundation, the Chin Human Rights Organisation and the Phan Foundation, co-founder of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea, and a member of the advisory group of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) and the Stop Uyghur Genocide Campaign.

Rogers is the author of three major books on Myanmar, including “Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads” and “Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant”, and co-author of two other books on religious persecution and a Christian approach to human rights.

He became a Catholic in Myanmar, received into the Church in St Mary’s Cathedral, Yangon, by Cardinal Charles Bo, with Lord Alton of Liverpool alongside him as his sponsor, a story which is told in his book “From Burma to Rome: A Journey into the Catholic Church”.

He is a frequent contributor to international media and a regular speaker around the world.

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