(呼喊派). Opponent, the CCP and Chinese media called “Shouters” the members of the Local Church since the late 1970s, because of their practice to shout the name of the Lord Jesus Christ loudly. The Shouters were declared a xie jiao and banned in 1983, well before the first official list of the xie jiao was published in 1995. In China, “Shouters” and “Local Church” are often used as synonyms, although the leaders of Witness Lee’s branch of Local Church, whose headquarters are in Anaheim, California, insist that in China the Shouters are now a constellation of different groups, not all of them in contact with, or endorsed by, their organization in the U.S.
Jehovah’s Witnesses and Sexual Abuse: 3. Some Common Misunderstandings
Both official reports and media often confuse “institutional” abuse in religious settings and abuse happening in families that happen to be religious.
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.
A Great Gift Idea for the New Year: The CCP Anti-Xie-Jiao Calendar
Say good-bye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with something reminding you every day that the persecution of banned religions should be supported—or else.
French Law on “Republican Principles”: What if It Would Promote More Freedom of Religion?
A new “White Paper” by Frédéric-Jérôme Pansier, Willy Fautré, and Massimo Introvigne, asks to use the law to modernize the French definition of religion.