» 10/16/2010, 00.00
Chinese Christians banned from attending Protestant World Congress
Beijing stops delegates from 200 Protestant house churches from leaving for South Africa, where the 3rd World Congress of Lausanne begins today. Experts: China does not want to recognize these churches, but the state Three-Self Church organization does not represent the 100 million Protestants in China.
Story of ordinary religious repression in China
Threats, physical and psychological violence and, finally, the simple restriction of freedom: this is how the regime in Beijing treats Chinese Christians, the story of a delegate who wanted to attend the Protestant conference on evangelisation in South Africa.
Beijing does not recognize domestic churches, and persecutes them
Last Christmas, there were demolitions of buildings and arrests of the faithful of domestic Christian churches. But the authorities are trying to pass everything off in silence.
Henan, authorities arrest Christian evangelist and his father
Persecution mounts against the Church of Shouwang
Police yesterday arrested the faithful gathered in the square to pray for the 6th consecutive week. Dozens of followers are now under arrest at home every weekend. Meanwhile, dozens of the faithful are losing their job or home, under pressure from the authorities. But the case is becoming international.
Shouwang Christians will not give up, they pray in public and the police arrest them
For the seventh consecutive Sunday, police arrest the faithful, including elderly and children, one only 2 years old. Experts say the authorities may ban the group and the incarcerate leader. Beijing seems determined to crush any dissent, particularly religious.
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