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Seminary raided, pastor and three teachers arrested

(Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China—September 27, 2022) The National Security Department and Bureau of Religion raided Canaan Seminary on September 20. They destroyed all the equipment in the church and took Pastor Huang Jianle and three teachers. All seminarians were asked to move back home.   Recently, Christian seminaries in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province have been raided

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How you can help the Mayflower Church

(ChinaAid—September 27, 2022) In late 2019, Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church decided to escape China after the entire congregation voted to avoid the tightly controlled religious and political environment and to protect their children’s rights to receive a Christian education. They chose Jeju Island, South Korea, which doesn’t have a very strict visa requirement. Last year,

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Millennial Christian suspected of “organizing illegal gatherings” faces official arrest

(Nujiang, Yunnan, China—September 23, 2022) On September 16, Fugong County Bureau of Public Security submitted the application of arresting Wang Shunping to the local procuratorate.  Wang Shunping’s defense lawyer also submitted documents requesting to procuratorate to reject the arrest.    Fugong authorities suspected Wang Shunping—a Christian of the Nu people in Yunnan province— of “organizing

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New restrictions continue to shrink religious freedom

West Huaihai Road Christ Church held a Comprehensive Strengthening of Religious Administration Conference (Photo:Xuzhou Municipal Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau website) (Jiangsu, China – September 22, 2022) The city of Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, issued a notice aimed at tightening comprehensive religious control to limit religious freedom in China in the form of ten strict prohibitions

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Sunshine Reformed officially banned

(Jilin, China—September 22, 2022) On September 7, the Civil Affairs Bureau in Changchun, Jilin province, northeast China, banned Sunshine Reformed Church, a house church not registered with the government. According to the official announcement, the church was banned on the grounds that it was “unregistered” and therefore illegal. A few weeks earlier, on August 21,

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Christians attacked with stones during baptism

(Shenzhen, China—September 21, 2022) During China’s mid-autumn festival, members of Shenzhen Trinity Harvest Gospel Church were attacked as they baptized believers. Passing bystanders threw stones, scolded, and threatened church members on the beach. Wu Lixin and Pastor Mao Zhibin baptized four Christians despite persecution.   Shenzhen Trinity Harvest Gospel Church originally planned to hold the baptism

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Two house churches shut down across China

Civil Affairs Bureau of Hukou County, Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province issued an announcement on shutting down an unnamed “House Church in Hukou County” (Source: Official website of Hukou County Civil Affairs Bureau) (ChinaAid—September 21, 2022) Two house churches have been dismantled, one is a “House Church in Hukou County” in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, and the other is

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“An extravagant wish”: Wife of Gao Zhisheng reflects on his five years of forced disappearance

(ChinaAid, Washington DC—September 20, 2022) ChinaAid and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted an event honoring Gao Zhisheng, a renowned Chinese human rights lawyer who forcibly disappeared five years ago. During the press conference, Geng He, the wife of Gao, read a statement reflecting on the five years since her husband’s disappearance. ChinaAid previously awarded

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Linfen Covenant House Church’s Li Jie criminally detained on suspicion of “fraud” 

Preacher Li Jie’s criminal detention notice (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Linfen, Shanxi province – September 8, 2022) Authorities criminally detained Linfen Covenant House Church’s preacher Li Jie on suspicion of “fraud” at Yaodu District Detention Center. His wife Li Shanshan received the detention notice issued by Linfen public security bureau. Li Jie’s family and another preacher

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Local authorities demolish Gothic-styled Cathedral for developing city

(Shanxi, China —September 13, 2022) – The Gothic-style cathedral of the Beihan Catholic Church of the Catholic Diocese of Taiyuan has been demolished by local authorities as a direct result of a new urban area development project by the government. On August 25, the Diocese of Taiyuan’s Beihan Catholic Church complex was torn down first,

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Update on Xi’an Church of Abundance: beatings, police abuse, and house surveillance

Letter update on Xi’an Church. (Xi’an, Shaanxi Province—August 25, 2022) On August 20, 2022, Guo Jiuju, the wife of Senior Pastor Lian Changnian of Xi’an Church of Abundance, and Zhang Jun, wife of Pastor Lian Xuliang, sent a prayer request letter to .The letter details the severe persecution from the Shilipu Police Station in Xi’an

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