(家庭教會). Protestant Chinese Churches (some may have millions of members, so that the label house Churches may be somewhat misleading, as is the alternative translation “family churches”) that refuse to join the government-controlled Three Self Church. The majority of Chinese Protestants belong to the house churches. Part of the gray market (except those the CCP decides to label as xie jiao, thus moving them to the black market), they are increasingly persecuted under the new Regulation on Religious Affairs.
Confession Seal Under Attack in North Dakota
After Australia, for the first time a U.S. state introduces a bill that would force priests to report information on child abuse obtained in the confessional.
Plorec-sur-Arguenon, France: Will the Calvary Be Destroyed?
Politicians, citizens try to save the monument after a court ordered its destruction before February 5 next, upholding a claim by a secular humanist group.
Solidarity, Subsidiarity, and the Taxation of Spiritual Movements
Some reflection on the Republic of China’s Judicial Day, from the point of view of a Western scholar.
Sindh: Violence Against Hindu Women, Temples, Culture
Report calls the situation of Hindus “informal apartheid,” as rapes and abductions continue.