CHINA: Chengdu Pastor to be Tried
  • 21 November 2019

Sichuan authorities moved ahead with the prosecution of Early Rain Covenant Church pastor, Wang Yi on Friday. His trial is expected to be held soon. Wang has been in custody since 9 December 2018, when officials seized around 100 members of his church. He was charged with “inciting subversion of state power”, for his Christian […]

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CHINA: New Measures Forbid Baptism
  • 06 November 2019

Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province have forbidden baptism in a new set of measures. Changes in church location, church growth, adjustment of service times, and offering boxes have also been forbidden. Other prohibited items include an individual bank account for the church and donations from other countries. Local community directors have been charged with overseeing […]

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CHINA: Officials Demolish Megachurch and Arrest Leaders
  • 31 October 2019

Chinese Christians in Anhui are said to be “outraged” after their state-registered megachurch was demolished and their pastors arrested. Demolition work began at Funan County Christian Church last Friday, partway through a worship service. Elderly church members knelt down in front of the church, begging officials not to destroy the building. Several fainted and required hospital […]

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INDIA: Pastor Beheaded by Radical Communists
  • 24 October 2019

Members of India’s Naxalite political group have killed another evangelist in India’s Odisha state. Pastor Saanvi had shared the Gospel in villages near his home for the past six years as a bi-vocational minister, even planting house churches in two of the villages. Though members of the local Naxalite group, who subscribe to a Marxist-Leninist […]

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CHINA: Churches forced to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping Quotes
  • 26 September 2019

Churches across China’s central province of Henan have been forced to replace the Ten Commandments with President Xi Jinping’s quotes amid pressure from the government, according to a human rights magazine. The Biblical commandments given to Moses, which include “You shall have no other gods before Me” and “You shall not make for yourself a carved […]

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