Some universities in Henan Province have included the assessment of anti-religion knowledge as part of the graduation requirements and are intensifying the promotion of atheism to the newly-enrolled students.
Anti-Religion Activity in Schools
The CCP exerts an iron hand at universities across China in an attempt to make them “more patriotic.” Teachers and staff are expelled at the slightest suspicion of their faith.
All references to God and religion were removed from the reading materials for children, including the Ten Commandments.
The authorities are collecting information on the religious beliefs of children and are forcing teachers to impart CCP propaganda during classes in schools and kindergartens.
Municipal governments are following in the steps of authorities in other provinces to discriminate against students who hold religious beliefs.
Cities and villages across Shanxi are implementing special measures as part of the nation-wide “struggle to clean up gang crime and eliminate evil.” Promoted as a campaign against organized crime, it is yet one more of President Xi’s initiatives targeting religious groups and churches in China.
Having undergone investigation earlier this year, the re-opened Rehoboth School in Liaoning was forced to close down for good, amid the threats to arrest its principle.
The lessons were interpreted as being a “conspiracy against the state.” As a result, the Hui kindergarten was forced to drop the course.
In several cities across China, the officials are intensifying their campaign against religion by carrying out propaganda work at schools
The CCP is strengthening the crackdown on religious belief in schools by using propaganda videos, online petitions, and ideological indoctrination of students and staff.