(小群教會). One of the names (derived from their hymnal) designating a large Chinese Christian movement (or, rather, group of movements) founded in the 1920s by Watchman Nee (Ni Tuosheng, 倪柝聲, 1903–1972), who had been in touch with one of the branches of the Brethren movement in the UK, but later decided to establish an independent Chinese organization. The movement is also known as Local Church. The CCP arrested Nee in 1952 and kept him in jail until his death in 1972, but its main disciple, Witness Lee (Li Changshou, 李常受, 1905–1997), managed to escape to Taiwan and reorganize a movement there.« Back to Glossary Index
Ma Xingrui Is the New Xinjiang Party Secretary, Promises More of the Same
Internationally denounced as a butcher, Chen Quanguo is replaced. His successor Ma Xingrui states policies will remain the same.
Are Apostates Reliable? 3. Disaffiliation and Captivity Narratives
There is a substantial difference between the scholarly study of disaffiliation and anti-cult tales which resembles old stories of white maidens kidnapped by Native Americans.
The Order of the Solar Temple. 7. Suicides and Murders Continue
The Swiss tragedy of 1994 was repeated in 1995 in France and in 1997 in Quebec.
The Order of the Solar Temple. 6. Tragedy in Switzerland
Order of the Solar Temple: on October 5, 1994, the police found 48 dead bodies in the villages of Cheiry and Salvan.