In late March, the presidential election in Taiwan has been causing disorders in the society. Yesterday, the atmosphere changed as more than 100 Christians from major Christian denominations in Taipei participated in a 50-day prayer drive.
Christian voters and churches were divided over their political preference during the presidential campaign. In the early morning at Chinan Presbyterian church adjacent to the Legislative Yuan, in the prayer for peace and social harmony in Taipei, the congregations reconciled with each other and united together. The one-hour prayer meeting was the first of a series of similar services to be held at the church over the coming 50 days until May 30.
According to Reverend Chou Lien Hua, who initiated the prayer drive, "We must pray for this piece of land because our country is divided after the election. Not only are offices and families divided over politics, even Christian churches have also been divided."
Taiwan, a small island hosting a total population of 23 million, has complicated ethnic and political background. The population is divided into two groups: one is the