Although reduced in strength, the Christian new religious movement is still active in China—and still persecuted.
The CCP continues its campaign to identify members of the banned group. When caught, they go to jail.
Trying to save his church’s cross from destruction and refusing to use services to spread “patriotic” propaganda were regarded as serious crimes.
Under CCP’s “transformation” program, CAG members are abused and tortured, until they sign the “three statements,” promising to give up their belief.
The village is a nationally famous pilgrimage site since the 19th century. Now, the Catholic signs and images are disappearing.
To make believers renounce their faith and disclose information about the Church, the CCP uses a variety of torture techniques, from electric shock to sleep deprivation.
Members of banned religious groups are often detained in transformation through education camps. Three Church of Almighty God believers tell their stories.
To prevent people from worshiping close to their homes, authorities across China close state-run Protestant venues and force believers to attend other churches.
The CCP bans all religious rites and traditions during funerals and threatens to punish local officials who allow them.