onsdag 23 mars 2016

A Muslim family in China

I met this father and his two boys in december 2004 when I visited the Chinese province Qinghai on behalf of the Swedish NGO Star of Hope. 20% of the population in Qinghai is Tibetan. Many Tibetans converted from Lamaism to Islam in the 18th century after a Muslim missionary came to the inaccessible and mountainous area were they lived. Nearly 50% of the people that I met were muslim converts. According to the organization Open Doors there's a ongoing Christian revival in the area and tibetans has left both Lamaism and Islam to become followers of Christ.

Text and Photo: Mikael Good

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