(Three Self Patriotic Movement, 三自愛國運動). The united Protestant Church, established in 1954 and strictly controlled by the CCP, which appoints its leaders and pastors. It is part of the Red Market. The CCP’s project was, and is, that all Chinese Protestants should join this Church, but many resist and gather in house churches.
Panchen Lama: Tibetans Forced to Worship the False One at Gunpoint
Gyaltsen Norbu toured Tibet this year and talked to captive audiences, compelled to listen to him by the CCP security.
Orthodox Dissidents Now Regarded as “Cultists” in Russia
In Rostov Oblast, a cleric of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church is prosecuted as a “cult leader.”
New Religious Movements, COVID-19, and Media: The Case of Scientology
A Webinar organized by the Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions discusses the book by Rosita Šorytė on how Scientologists confronted the pandemic
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.