An interview with J. Gordon Melton, one of the world’s leading scholars of contemporary religion, who explains the differences between the different groups in the tradition of Chinese Protestant preacher Witness Lee.
A member of the Shouters’ movement from Henan Province who had been in exile for more than 20 years was captured by the Chinese authorities and later received a lengthy prison sentence.
A religious book found by the police in the home of a Christian has led to the successive arrests and detentions of multiple believers.
Authorities have kept a close watch on an elderly Christian and harassed him one way or other all his life.
Inside sources revealed that authorities organized an operation in March to arrest Christians in the city of Suzhou in Anhui Province.
On the run for over ten years, preacher Shi Yuliang from Zhejiang Province is unable to come home, and his family is constantly harassed by the police.
On May 21, 2017, the Public Security Bureau of the city of Jimo, Shandong Province, united multiple local police stations, dispatched more than twenty squad cars and over seventy armed police officers and raided a local Shouters meeting site, forcibly detaining forty-eight believers. Five co-workers of the Church were sentenced to prison terms.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 23, 2018 Twenty-five members of the Shouters church in Xinjiang’s Kuitun city were arrested on March 14, 2017, when six officers from the local Public Security Bureau and police station broke down the door and charged into their gathering place. The arrested, four church leaders among them, were […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 22, 2018 Hao Qingguo is the leader of all the congregations of the Shouters, an Evangelical Christian group known in the West as the Local Church, in Jilin Province. In February 2018, the 59-year-old priest was arrested when he got off the train in the province’s city of […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: June 18, 2018 Three leaders of the Shouters Christian community in the city of Yantai, Shandong Province, have been persecuted and arrested over the time period of a few years. Their stories serve as examples of Chinese government’s crackdown on religious minorities that has recently intensified.