During the last month of 2019, Protestants in the county’s towns and villages suffered intense persecutions, as their churches were shut down for “being illegal.”
A woman from northern China shares a tragic story of how doctors promised to help her ill husband, but she was lured into agreeing to donate his organs instead.
Gospel Church in Henan’s Pingdingshan city was closed down after law enforcement officers stormed it on October 23, menacing the congregation and seizing assets.
Nearly 100 places of worship were closed down in Daqing and Nehe cities alone. Believers were intimidated and pressured to renounce their faith, fined, arrested.
Local officials throughout China are intimidating people of faith to renounce religion and start worshiping the Communist Party and its leaders, past and present.
As the crackdown on Buddhist and Taoist venues sweeps across the province, believers are left with no place to worship, and monks forced to return to secular life.
For residents of Hubei Province’s capital, 2019 was hard: the coronavirus virus outbreak was preceded by severe security measures ahead of the international event.
Churches refusing to join the Patriotic Catholic Association are repurposed for cultural or propaganda centers, as congregation members are driven away.
Spared demolition in 2018, the mosque was ordered to be “renovated” and had all its Islamic symbols removed. It now looks like a traditional Chinese building.