CHINA: The Bible According to Confucius
  • 12 September 2019

Three-Self church clergy are being forced to interpret the Bible through the prism of traditional Chinese culture as part of CCP’s campaign to make religions “more Chinese”. On 18 July, the Religious Affairs Bureau of Yuzhou city in the central province of Henan distributed to all local Three-Self preachers, a copy of the book entitled […]

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INDIA: Hindu Radicals Demand Death for Organisers of Christian Film Screening
  • 12 September 2019

Around 100 Christians were attacked by Hindu radicals on 23 August for watching the Christian film He Will Come Again in the home of a Christian woman in Jamalpur village, located in India’s Bihar state. The screening of the Christian film incited Hindu radicals to not only attack the local Christians, but also demand the […]

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CHINA: Wang Yi Unable to Meet with Lawyer as Investigation Ends
  • 12 September 2019

Court agents informed the lawyer for imprisoned pastor, Wang Yi that the government’s investigation into the pastor has concluded – even though the pastor’s lawyers have not met with him since his arrest. Pastor Wang’s lead lawyer, Zhang Peihong, said he applied to visit his client on 17 July, but the receptionist at the Chengdu […]

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TAJIKISTAN: Bakhrom’s Family Anticipates his Release Next Year
  • 12 September 2019

Bakhrom’s Kholmatov’s family say they are looking forward to Bakhrom’s expected release in April of 2020. According to Bakhrom’s wife Gulnora, the first two years were a struggle, but now that his release date is less than a year away, she feels like she is nearing the end of a difficult season. Gulnora began to […]

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INDONESIA: Community Forces Church to Close Building
  • 05 September 2019

Officials closed a church in Central Indonesia after neighbours protested its existence. Pastor Tigor Yunus Sitorus built a home in the Bantul neighbourhood in 2003 intending for it to double as a house church. When community members learned he was using the house for non-Muslim religious activity, they protested. “We are the Muslim majority; we […]

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