After world war II

Nationalist Party (KMT from China) Ruling Time

1947 he February 28 Incident broke out, in which thousands of Taiwanese were killed by China army. 20 of the victims were members of Presbyterian Church.

1951 The General Presbyterian Church was established in Taiwan.

1954 To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Presbyterian church in Taiwan, the church strived to attract double members.

1959 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan joined the Eastern Asia Christian Church Union (later knowns as Association of Christian churches in Asia).

1965 The Presbyterian Churches are often asked to be Anti-communist by the KMT government.

Church facing Chinese Nationalist Party’s totalitarian (1965~1991)

1970 Chinese Nationalist Party regime forced Presbyterian Church to quit the union with the excuse of Universal Church accommodating Communist Party.

1971 The first time on history the federation annual meeting make it known to the public that Chinese Nationalist Party interfered with church religion. In The same year in October, Taiwan was evicted by United Nations. in December, Presbyterian Church advocated that Taiwanese is an independent Taiwan.

1972 Priest of Tainan Seminary ,Dan Breedy was deported.

1975 Chinese Nationalist Party confiscated Taiwanese vernacular Bible.

1977 Presbyterian Church released the third announcement, “Declaration of Human Rights”, advocating Taiwan a brand new and independent country.

1980 Formosa Incident happened. Chief priest Kao was arrested and imprisoned because of concealing Shih Ming-te.

1985 Confession of Faith Presbyterian Church in Taiwan was passed. In the same year, Taiwan Presbyterian Church preached in Taiwan for 120 years..

1987 After Taiwan martial law was lifted, politics and religions stepped on different extremity, affecting each other more than before.

1989 Cheng Nan-Jung burned himself and killed himself. Members in Presbyterian Church hosted his farewell ceremony, and participated in the funeral procession. in the same year, Taiwan Presbyterian Church visited Wang Sing-nan who went on a hunger strike in the prison.

1990 Taiwan Presbyterian Church took to the street with seminary for the announcement of “President Election System”, requesting president and vice-president to be democratically elected. In the same year, Taiwan Presbyterian Church marched to the president office for presenting petition for rescuing the church member, Luo Yishi, who was arrested by Chinese Nationalist Party after returning from Canada.

1991 Taiwan Presbyterian Church expressed its concern about the Chinese Nationalist Party arresting Ms. Chen Wanzhen, who was a member of the establishment of the "Taiwan founding organization".

Current situation

1992 "Party Review committee" under the Executive Yuan suggested that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) be dismissed. Taiwan Presbyterian Church expressed serious concern about this decision, calling on the government not to carry out this absurd act.

1995 Taiwan Presbyterian Church decided to promotes the campaign of searching for the right name of the nation.

1997 Taiwan Presbyterian Church released the third announcement, “Declaration of Human Rights”, advocating Taiwan a brand new and independent country.

1999 For the birth of the referendum law, the Taiwan referendum Action Committee started a hunger strike, and many members of Taiwan Presbyterian Church attended it.

2000 Evangelical movement was promoted.

2002 Taiwan Presbyterian Church called on 1,500 pastors to participate in the "Taiwan rename movement". They adhere to Taiwan's sovereignty and independence of the consistent position, advocating the country name should be known as Taiwan.

2003 Taiwan Presbyterian Church called more than 15,000 followers to participate in the procession advocating Taiwan entering the United Nations and formed a group to the United States to express their voice.

2015 Resbyterian Church’s 150th anniversary of preaching in Taiwan.