Pressure is increasing on independent pastors and their communities to join the state-controlled protestant church.
The Church of Almighty God and its members routinely endure the most persecution from the Chinese government.
Churches and pastors across China gave support to Early Rain Covenant Church, and now they are targeted by the state.
Reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, China mobilizes citizen spies, vigilantes to “maintain public order” and suppress religion.
Accused of espionage and subversion, at least 45 contributors were arrested and interrogated; the reporter who filmed a secret camp in Xinjiang “disappeared” after the arrest.
Authorities are harassing underground Catholic churches in the Diocese of Yujiang, intimidating believers into joining the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
In three years, a member of the Church of Almighty God from Zhongshan city has been arrested twice for her belief; she was sentenced to six years in prison.
The so-called “four requirements” campaign demands religious venues in China to perform nationalist rituals, preach socialist morality under the watch of state inspectors.
Monks who lived at old Buddhist Gaoshan Temple in Jiujiang city were forced to move as Chinese government demolishes the holy place.