The ever-growing numbers of harassed places of worship in Jiangxi Province’s Xinyu city are beating the sad statistics of religious persecution in China.
China strictly prohibits education by religious bodies, despite education being a pillar of Christian activity around the world. Numerous schools closed.
The so-called “four requirements” campaign demands religious venues in China to perform nationalist rituals, preach socialist morality under the watch of state inspectors.
In September, Lushan county authorities dispatched over 50 police officers to tear down the church that cost nearly one million RMB to build.
Churches across several provinces like Shandong, Hunan, Jilin and more have been raided upon and shut down recently.
After a sequence of well-planned mischievous manipulations, Henan authorities made members of the Yangzhai True Jesus Church congregation sign a document condemning their church to demolition.
The provincial government in Henan has called for monitoring of the flow of funds at all government-controlled churches under its jurisdiction.
Churches that are not directly controlled by the Chinese Communist Party are facing extinction as the number of closed down places of worship and arrested preachers continues to grow.
In China’s Heilongjiang Province, a South Korean church was shut down over six years ago, and its pastor deported back home.
In August, authorities in Henan removed hundreds of church crosses as part of the plan to stop an “invisible” spread of religion. The vast majority of these were at the government-controlled Protestant Three-Self churches.