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Despite police, defiant Beijing church sees massive, positive changes in today’s China

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For six months, Beijing’s 1,000-member Shouwang Church has attempted to hold outdoor services after officials blocked them from taking possession of a $4 million property. Today, the church’s leaders are under house arrest. Any church member who shows up at […]

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BBC: Is China facing a spiritual crisis?

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Many of China’s churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies, reports Tim Gardam for the British Broadcasting Company. “It is impossible to say how many Christians there are in China today, but noone denies the […]

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Small church’s delegation tries to slip past police, show solidarity with Beijing Christians

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Five members of a small suburban “house church” got up at 4 a.m. Sunday hoping to slip past police and worship Jesus with persecuted believers from the 1,000-member Shouwang Church in Beijing. However, police were out in force and caught the […]

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Radio Free Asia: China raises the stakes in isolating blind activist from outside world

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Blind activist Chen Guangcheng — who has infuriated the Chinese government by exposing their much-denied practice of forcing women to have unwanted abortions — will be transferred to a small prison built specifically for him and his wife, Yuan Weijing, […]

China releases five church leaders two years after “Linfen police riot”

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Five Chinese Christian leaders arrested in the “Linfen police riot” have been released after two years in a labor camp. On Sept. 13, 2009, 400 local police and Chinese government officials descended upon the church, demolished its buildings and clashed with hundreds […]

China arrests Catholic priests, church members as campaign intensifies

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Priests and church members in China’s immense underground Catholic Church were arrested this weekend in the community of Tianshui — as the Chinese government continues its persecution of Christians. Among those rounded up were the administrator of the underground diocese, Father John Baptist Wang […]

China jails “underground” church’s elders, steps up crackdown

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Three elders of a large congregation in China’s Jiangsu province hav been arrested “Official persecution against the Suqian house church in coastal Jiangsu province escalated Saturday with the administrative detention of three of the church’s elders, according to the China Aid Association. […]

Resolving Bible shortage not easy when printing Scriptures is illegal

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EDITOR’S NOTE: For nearly a quarter of a century Asia Harvest has been providing Bibles to the estimated 50 to 150 million Christians who worship in illegal “house churches” in China. In the early years, this consisted of hosting many short-term teams […]

After five letters to China’s president ignored, church leader pleads for his flock

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  Pastor Zhang Mingxuan EDITOR’S NOTE: In China today, the only churches permitted are those with government-paid pastors who deliver government-approved sermons. Children under 18 are barred. So, the vast majority of Chinese Christians meet illegally in “house churches.” Their membership […]

Visiting house-arrested Chinese pastor difficult for longtime friend

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EDITOR’S NOTE: China’s government has for 16 weeks been coming down hard on Beijing’s 1,000-member Shouwang Church — banishing some members from the Chinese capital, pressuring employers and landlords to shun members. The following, provided by the China Aid Association, is an […]

Missing Christian told of 50 days of torture by Chinese police

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Editors note: This account by prominent Chinese attorney Gao Zhisheng is provided by the New York-based China Aid Association. Gao is currently missing after being taken into police custody in April 2010.  Gao is a Chinese human rights attorney and dissident […]

Chinese professor writes open letter to Communist officials on behalf of church

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Editor’s Note: For 14 Sundays in a row, police have forcibly detained any members of the 1,000-member Shouwang Church in Beijing who show up at an outdoor meeting place. The church’s leadership is under house address. Many members have lost […]

Chinese Christian dad writes letters to beloved toddler killed in accident

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For 13 weeks, the Chinese government has blocked the 1,000 members of Beijing’s Shouwang Church from being able to meet for Sunday services.  They are among an estimated 70 million to 150 million Chinese Christians who refuse to worship in the […]

China says Christian used “superstition to undermine law enforcement”

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Shi Enhao, a leader in China’s growing underground church movement, disappeared last month — and it turns out he’s been in police custody, held on “suspicion of using superstition to undermine national law enforcement.” Shi is one of as many as 150 million […]

Couple’s 12th anniversary spent in jail defying campaign against Beijing church

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      Chinese Christians Chu Xiaodong and Yu Xingmei spent their 12th wedding anniversary in jail. Their crime? They showed up for church in China’s capital of Beijing. They were promptly arrested as the Chinese government’s campaign against the 1,000-member Shouwang […]

China pressures employers to fire members of Beijing’s defiant Shouwang Church

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In a disturbing new development in the 12-week long clash between the Chinese Communist Party and members of Beijing’s 1,000-member Shouwang Church, the Chinese government is pressuring employers to fire church members from their jobs. “In the 12 weeks since Shouwang […]

China government continues campaign against 1,000-member church

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    Another 20 Christians were arrested Sunday, (June 5, 2011) as the Chinese government continued its campaign against the Shouwang Church of Beijing. The church’s crime? They dared to defy the Chinese Communist Party. Beijing suppresses any religious activity outside the control […]

Chinese Catholics defy Day of Prayer ban

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Chinese underground Catholics have decided to challenge their government’s ban on the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. The Communist government has forbidden the underground Catholic community in Shanghai from visiting the shrine of Our Lady of […]

Chinese pastors take enormous risk with public request for religious freedom

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The pastors of 17 large “underground” churches throughout China have taken a risky step in petitioning the People’s National Congress to give China freedom of religion. Todd Nettleton of the Canada-based support group Voice of the Martyrs says, “What the […]

1 million Christian kids persecuted, according to Brother Andrew’s Open Doors

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More than 1 million Christian children are victims of persecution worldwide, according to the international support group Open Doors. “Children often pay a high price for their own faith or for the fact that their parents are faithfully following Jesus,” […]

Will you join 150 million Chinese Christians in four days of prayer and fasting?

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Will you fast and pray with your persecuted brothers and sisters in China? In an unprecedented move, clergy from dozens of mainland Chinese house churches have announced that they are taking the dangerous action of  petitioning China’s legislature, asking that the […]

IN HER OWN WORDS: Arrested, held for 48 hours. Her crime: going to church

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The following has been smuggled out of China, past what is called the “Great Firewall of China,” which the Communist Chinese government uses to block e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other communications between its citizens and the rest of the world. […]

Across the world, He is risen! Allelujah!

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How can we rejoice? In Egypt, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in China … our Christian brothers and sisters are being tortured, imprisoned and killed because of their faith. How can we rejoice? The Disciples felt that same way that Sunday morning. Trembling […]

1,000-member Chinese church defies government

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More than 150 Christians were released Tuesday by Chinese authorities, but their pastor and his wife remain under house arrest after police raided a church service scheduled to take place in a public plaza. “Almost all of the more than […]

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Compass Direct: northern Sudan's Muslims warn Christian leaders to get out
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BBC: Is China facing a spiritual crisis?
Many of China's churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies, reports Tim Gardam for the British Broadcasting Company. "It is impossible to say how many Christians there are in China today, but noone denies ...

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