(全能神教會). The largest Chinese Christian new religious movement, founded in 1991. Most of its first members were part of the Shouters. Also known as Eastern Lightning, it teaches that Jesus Christ has returned to Earth in the shape of a Chinese woman, recognized as Almighty God, who teaches the fullness of truth for the purification of humankind and the advent of a Millennial Kingdom. Its phenomenal growth alarmed the CCP. It was included in the list of the xie jiao in 1995, and is currently the single most persecuted religious group in China.
Religious Weddings and Funerals Banned as Illegal Activities
People of faith, Buddhists and Christians alike, are not allowed to celebrate life’s most significant moments according to religious traditions and rites.
Catholics Increasingly Harassed Ahead Vatican-China Deal Renewal
Some churches refusing to join the Patriotic Church are repurposed by the state, while others are barred from activities in the name of “epidemic prevention.”
90+ Folk Religion Temples Destroyed in Henan’s Linzhou City
The municipal government launched a unified crackdown campaign, resulting in demolitions and takeovers of religious venues across rural areas.
‘Xi Jinping’s Religious Persecution Harsher than Mao Zedong’s’
Members of state-run Protestant churches suffer unmatched harassment at the hands of authorities, as their worship places are demolished on trumped-up pretexts.