It stands for Chinese Communist Party, which from 1949 controls all social and political life in China. Members of CCP should in principle be self-proclaimed atheists. The ultimate goal of CCP is suppression of religion. However, how this goal is achieved has varied during time, and after Chairman Mao’s death the CCP has acknowledged that, notwithstanding its efforts, religions may survive in China for a long time.
Jehovah’s Witnesses—Why Are They Persecuted?
Data show that they are the #1 target of religious intolerance worldwide. A seminar and two special journal issues explored the question why.
Orthodox Dissidents Now Regarded as “Cultists” in Russia
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Authorities claim that American citizens operating in the U.S. an Ahmadi Web site risk prison sentences up to 10 years.
Will India Forbid Confessions?
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