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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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Coup plunges Myanmar further into a climate of religious nationalism

Coup plunges Myanmar further into a climate of religious nationalism

03 February, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi has been betrayed after defending the generals against charges of genocide

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A silent massacre of Hong Kong's freedoms

A silent massacre of Hong Kong's freedoms

22 January, 2021

As church leaders stand on the wrong side of history, we must hope that Catholics keep their soul and values intact

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Pope Francis' shameful silence on the Uyghur genocide

Pope Francis' shameful silence on the Uyghur genocide

27 December, 2020

Ignoring one of the biggest human tragedies of our time suggests the Chinese regime has bought the pope's silence

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Pope breaks silence on Uyghurs but now he must do more

Pope breaks silence on Uyghurs but now he must do more

28 November, 2020

Francis should build on what he says in his book by demanding justice for those oppressed by China's brutal regime

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The hope for Hong Kong now sits in jail or in exile

The hope for Hong Kong now sits in jail or in exile

27 November, 2020

Nothing that Carrie Lam has done is consistent with Catholic values, morals, ethics, conscience or social teaching

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Pray that Myanmar's deeply flawed election brings 'servant leaders'

Pray that Myanmar's deeply flawed election brings 'servant leaders'

07 November, 2020

Democracy has regressed under Aung San Suu Kyi's government and millions are disenfranchised

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Hong Kong democracy movement must unite to defeat its common enemy

Hong Kong democracy movement must unite to defeat its common enemy

30 October, 2020

If it is allowed to take over Hong Kong with impunity, the Chinese Communist Party regime won't stop there

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Hong Kong Church divided as Beijing turns the screw

Hong Kong Church divided as Beijing turns the screw

07 September, 2020

It is now clear that the hierarchy in Hong Kong has kowtowed to the Chinese Communist Party

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A betrayal of Hong Kong's brave Catholics

A betrayal of Hong Kong's brave Catholics

31 August, 2020

Diocese's banning of a prayer is a significant setback for religious freedom in the Chinese territory

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Pope Francis can no longer be silent on Uyghur genocide

Pope Francis can no longer be silent on Uyghur genocide

10 August, 2020

Now that so many of their own clergy are speaking out, the world will be looking to spiritual leaders for their response

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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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