A book by American political scientist Carsten Vala answers the question why some house churches are “tolerated” and others are persecuted in China.
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For the first time, a prisoner of The Church of Almighty God detained in China is “adopted” by the bipartisan Lantos Commission of the US Congress.
In the topsy-turvy world that Communist China is becoming, Up is Down, False is True, and Poverty can be solved by destroying the possessions of the poor.
Incited by government anti-religion propaganda, son attacks his mother, prohibiting her from practicing her faith.
Using agricultural metaphors, authorities move to “excavate, reduce, and eradicate” their enemies by Cultural Revolution-like citizens reporting on each other.
Eight years after local authorities attended the ceremonial unveiling, the same authorities now say the statue of the Daoist holy man is unapproved and must go.
China’s suppression of religious belief is at its worst since the Cultural Revolution, and Christian house churches are especially targeted.
There is no escape from religious persecution. In the smallest villages, mosques are destroyed, people are forced to break Halal laws, and face re-education.
By halting approvals for houses of worship, which are required by the Chinese government, more Buddhist and Taoist temples are being shuttered. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is taking a new route in continuing its campaign against religion: Requiring that permits be held in order to worship – and then refusing to grant them. According […]
A house church preacher, Luo Yao, was detained after posting a message on social media calling to pray for the arrested Pastor Wang Yi.