CHINA: Sichuan Church Elder Released on Bail
  • 21 August 2019

Elder Li Yingqiang from Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Sichuan was released on bail and sent back to his hometown in Hubei province. Li has lost some weight but is overall healthy and remains in high spirits. Together with elder Qin Derfu, Li was accused of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” and “running […]

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CHINA: Exorbitant Fines Imposed on Landlords of Religious Venues
  • 08 August 2019

A new strategy has raised the level of fear among the church in China. Anyone renting to a house church can be punished with a steep fine – up to $45,000. The measure, supported with much publicity, has left many churches homeless. A Christian from an impoverished household in Luanchuan County used to host small […]

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CHINA: Schools Urging Kids to Report Christian Relatives
  • 01 August 2019

The Chinese government continues to tighten its grip on Christianity by actively discouraging young people to engage in aspects of faith. Under the last year’s new Regulations on Religious Affairs legislation, school children are even encouraged to report any family members who espouse Christian views. The new policy has created fierce rifts amongst families, as […]

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CHINA: Pastors Told What to Preach
  • 25 July 2019

Officials in China’s third largest province are trying to persuade pastors to include communist ideology in their weekly sermons. The same officials are also forcing pastors to affirm traditional Chinese beliefs, such as ancestral worship, that conflict with Scripture. At issue is the approval of pastors within the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the government-approved Protestant body that faces […]

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Project: ABC Discipleship Training School
  • 24 July 2019

The Chinese church is under some of the greatest persecution in the past 50 years. Despite this, thousands of Chinese are converting to Christianity each day. The church needs more trained leaders to continue advancing the underground church and to guard against heresy. VOM Australia, is partnering with World Compassion to supply foundational Christian teaching […]

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