By Rachel Ritchie
(Zhumadian, Henan—June 19, 2015) Two sessions of the Chinese Christian Faith and Legal Training Camp, founded by Bo Ai, were recently conducted in China’s central Henan province.
Christians sit in the shade during a legal training session in
Biyang County, Zhumadian, Henan, on June 10, 2015.
(Photo: China Aid)
Bo reported that he conducted a three-day training session in Biyang County, in the city of Zhumadian, on June 9-11. The training, which aims to teach Christians to defend their religious freedom by using common sense laws, was attended by more than 100 people from surrounding locations. Christians who attended reported feeling encouraged at the end of the camp.
The house church in Biyang that invited Bo to conduct the training said it has faced repeated persecution by the government because it firmly resists authorities’ attempts to register the church with the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, which governs Chinese protestant churches.
Bo began another training session in Sheqi County, Nanyang, on June 13, which, according to Bo, had even more attendees.
China Aid supports legal training sessions like these in order to equip community leaders with the legal tools necessary to defend their faith.