Yesterday China Christian Council & Three - Self Patriotic Movement (CCC&TSPM) the norms of conduct for Chinese pastoral staff. The norms were approved in the second enlarged meeting of the eighth CCC and the tenth TSPM, conducted on September 23, 2019.
According to CCC&TSPM, the document highlights nine points: patriotism and adhering to the sinicizition focus of Christianity, legal awareness, orthodoxy of Christian faith and doctrine, foreign infiltration, social harmony, social responsibility, morality, and self-discipline within the network.
It says that the clergy shall be more viligant in recognizing and preventing the capability of foreign infiltration as well as stand on guard against cults, heresies and extreme thoughts.
The document promotes mutual respect and harmony between different religions as well as inter-religious dialogue and cultural exchanges.
It also demands that staff conform to churches' rules and regulations with moral integrity.