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Benedict Rogers
Benedict Rogers, a human rights activist and writer, is the co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch. He previously worked for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a rights organisation specializing in freedom of religion or belief, in various capacities for almost 30 years. He is the author of seven books, and his faith journey is told in his book “From Burma to Rome: A Journey into the Catholic Church” (Gracewing, 2015). His new book, “The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny”,was published in 2022 by Optimum Publishing International. He received the International Religious Freedom Summit’s International Religious Freedom Champion award in 2021 and the International Catholic Legislators Network’s St Thomas More Award in 2022. Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Asia, particularly Hong Kong and China, Myanmar, Indonesia and North Korea.

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People in Myanmar need more than an annual prayer

People in Myanmar need more than an annual prayer

13 March, 2024

They need us to be with them, in spirit, solidarity, prayer and practical action, every day

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Hong Kong’s ‘Article 23’ is an implicit threat to the Sacrament of Penance

Hong Kong’s ‘Article 23’ is an implicit threat to the Sacrament of Penance

11 March, 2024

The Seal of Confession is non-negotiable and the Church must take a clear, unambiguous stand immediately

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Pakistan’s modern-day martyr deserves recognition by Church

Pakistan’s modern-day martyr deserves recognition by Church

04 March, 2024

I hope Shahbaz Bhatti will be beatified soon, and we can all take inspiration from his ultimate sacrifice

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Repression in Hong Kong would be dangerous for all

Repression in Hong Kong would be dangerous for all

28 February, 2024

If Article 23 goes ahead in its proposed form, the free world should be prepared to act

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World needs a plan of action to free North Korea

World needs a plan of action to free North Korea

16 February, 2024

Tragedy facing North Koreans, painstakingly documented in a UN Commission of Inquiry report a decade ago, must not be forgotten

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Conscription will likely prove counter-productive in Myanmar

Conscription will likely prove counter-productive in Myanmar

12 February, 2024

The junta is trying to compel people to commit crimes against their own country and humanity

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Experiencing the wideness in God’s mercy in Washington DC

Experiencing the wideness in God’s mercy in Washington DC

07 February, 2024

It is a mercy that can equip us all to bring freedom, peace and justice to our broken and fallen world

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Let this marking of Myanmar's coup anniversary be the last

Let this marking of Myanmar's coup anniversary be the last

01 February, 2024

With serious talk the junta might collapse, we must prepare to encourage that to happen and to know what we do next

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It’s time to defend what’s left of Hong Kong’s religious freedoms

It’s time to defend what’s left of Hong Kong’s religious freedoms

31 January, 2024

The latest report on religious communities authored by Hong Kong activist Frances Hui warns of the dangers of over-sleeping

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China’s rights record must be called out at the UN

China’s rights record must be called out at the UN

22 January, 2024

Member states should put forward their own ‘ten making-clears’ to Xi's regime during Universal Periodic Review

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Benedict Rogers

Benedict Rogers, a human rights activist and writer, is the co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch. He previously worked for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a rights organisation specializing in freedom of religion or belief, in various capacities for almost 30 years. He is the author of seven books, and his faith journey is told in his book “From Burma to Rome: A Journey into the Catholic Church” (Gracewing, 2015). His new book, “The China Nexus: Thirty Years In and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny”,was published in 2022 by Optimum Publishing International. He received the International Religious Freedom Summit’s International Religious Freedom Champion award in 2021 and the International Catholic Legislators Network’s St Thomas More Award in 2022. Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Asia, particularly Hong Kong and China, Myanmar, Indonesia and North Korea.

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