China Aid Association
(SICHUAN – June 29, 2009) On June 26, the Chinese House Church Alliance, a house church network of more than 250,000 members, issued a declaration on behalf of Autumn Rain Church, denouncing the government’s abolishment of the church and calling on the Body of Christ, worldwide, to pray. Read the declaration.
Beginning around June 4, authorities began to disrupt the Autumn Rain Church services and government officials from the Joint Defense for Law and Order blocked the church members from entering the house church gathering site for Sunday morning worship services.
On June 21, Qingyang District Bureau of Civil Affairs issued a “Decision on Administrative Penalty” pursuant to Article 35 of the State Council’s “Management Measures in the Registration of Social Organizations” which abolished Autumn Rain Church and confiscated its “illegal properties” on the grounds that it is an “unregistered social organization.”
Read the “Declaration by Chinese Christian House Church Alliance on the Abolishment of Autumn Rain Church of Chengdu.”
Call the following government authorities on behalf of Autumn Rain Church and ask that authorities end their harassment of the Christians and allow the church to meet freely.
Chengdu National Bureau of Religious Affairs, director Zhao Lu
Office Tel: +86-28-61880989; +86-28-86637474; Fax: +86-28-61880988
Chengdu People’s Government: +86-28-86636113
Chengdu, People’s Chief of Staff: +86-28-86646533