People in Hong Kong have been taking to the streets for 10 weeks now and Christians are pushing the government to take the initiative in bringing about a resolution.

Saying that "The people of Hong Kong are deeply worried and distressed," the Hong Kong Christian Council has issued an appeal to the Hong Kong government.

Mass protests have been taking place in Hong Kong fighting against the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill proposed by the government of Hong Kong. The legislation was proposed by the Security Bureau in February 2019. The bill would allow local authorities to detain and extradite people who are wanted in countries or territories that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with, including mainland China.

Protesters are worried that it would place Hong Kong residents under the jurisdiction of mainland courts (which are controlled by the Communist Party of China) and apply not only to criminals but political dissidents as well.


"The mass protests against the proposed amendment to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance have resulted in clashes and violence between the Police and members of the public, and the situation is deteriorating," The Council says in a release.

The Council says that the government should be listening "to the strong demands of the public to withdraw the Bill of the proposed amendment to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance." 

They've also called for everyone on all sides of the protests to "exercise restraint and avoid provocation. Regardless of one’s political stance, one should treasure life and refrain from doing anything that might harm oneself or others."

A Christian living in Hong Kong who Golden West spoke to earlier this week agrees (Golden West is not naming them to protect their identity). They say that even in their own church there are varying views on the issues and that no matter their views everyone needs to be met with love first and foremost.


"Those behaviours have not only violated the Hong Kong Basic Law and local laws, but also seriously challenged the bottom line of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle and the authority of the central government," said the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) in a statement, according to Evangelical Focus.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, has promised to "deal with these acts in a serious manner in accordance with the law.

"Such acts threaten the law and order in the SAR and 'one country, two systems.' It is totally unacceptable to the society," the spokesperson added.