Tag: Uyghur

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The First and the Last Sacrifice


Sharing the gospel with Muslims, including Chinese Muslims, takes a lot of cultural sensitivity. “The First and Last Sacrifice” is one method of sharing the story of Jesus which incorporates references to the Quran, Arabic names, and Islamic concepts to reach Muslims for Christ.

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A Letter to the Uyghurs in Xinjiang

A Han Chinese writes an open letter to his Uyghur friends in Xinjiang.

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China’s Uyghurs

What You Need to Know

A brief but instructive history from the Oxford Research Encyclopedia.

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I have been to Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region twice. The first time was in 1992; a teammate and I took the train. Back then it was a journey that took two days and three nights; today the fastest train makes the journey in 30 hours. On my second visit to Urumqi (in 2004) I also travelled by train, but from the southern Xinjiang city of Kashgar. That was a 24-hour run along the edge of the Taklimakan Desert.