CHINA: Authorities Prevent Overseas Church Aid Against Coronavirus
  • 06 February 2020

The Chinese government has introduced even tougher restrictions on religious freedom, requiring religious leaders to “display complete devotion to the Chinese Communist Party”. The rules limit communications between churches and overseas organisations, including donations. But even before the new rules took effect on 1 February 2020, there were reports that Chinese officials were confiscating aid […]

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NEPAL: Living the Christian Life with Beautiful Aroma
  • 06 November 2019

An extremely poor family who came to Christ has experienced intense persecution but also rapid spiritual maturity. The family is so poor that they live in a shelter on government-owned land. One day they met a pastor who told them about Christ. Eager for the hope Jesus promised, they accepted Christ as a family. They […]

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TAJIKISTAN: Government Enforcing Ban on Religious Education
  • 07 March 2019

Government authorities in Tajikistan appear to be enforcing an existing law that prohibits religious instruction for children. According to Christian contacts in the country, officials from the KGB and the Committee of Religion visited several churches recently, issuing written warnings against children’s religious education. Although the law prohibiting religious education for children has existed since […]

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UZBEKISTAN: Meeting Raided, Believers Threatened
  • 29 November 2018

Police in Pap in Uzbekistan’s eastern Namangan Region on 19 November raided a group of Protestants meeting in a home for a meal and to read the Bible. Police searched the flat illegally without a search warrant and confiscated legally-bought literature including Bibles. Officers arrested all eight Protestants and took them to Pap Police Station, […]

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CHINA: Officials Crackdown on Christianity
  • 13 September 2018

More than 50 officials broke into Meisheng Church in Luohe, Henan, on Sunday, beating Christians and confiscating most of the church’s property. Uniformed and plainclothes police, as well as agents from the local religious affairs and cultural bureaus invaded the service as the pastor, Chen Qi, was reading the Bible. “They shouted as they came […]

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