Authorities are harassing a once flourishing, more than 1,000-year-old temple and subject monks to increased control and indoctrination.
The Chinese government, once again, is on a rampage against the Church of Almighty God, adding nearly 50 more arrests to its growing numbers.
Now retired, the 85-year-old Chinese underground Catholic bishop has endured years of harassment at the hands of the Communist Party.
Beijing doesn’t recognize Christmas as a holiday, deeming the festivities a part of Western values.
China strictly prohibits education by religious bodies, despite education being a pillar of Christian activity around the world. Numerous schools closed.
Regulations to “protect” minors from religion reach a new level of absurdity, as churches near schools are forced to close, asked to share lists of youth members.
The Chinese government is so intimidated by this spiritual practice that focuses on mediation and exercise it tortures its practitioners.
House churches are forced to change locations to avoid being closed down by Chinese authorities, making the life of senior Christians extremely difficult.
New regulations are banning the sale of religious books, including the Bible, and churches and temples are threatened with the burning of scriptures.
The phones of religious believers are comprehensively monitored by the Chinese authorities, often resulting in arrests and long-term harassment.