On August 30, 2018, a group of Chinese Christian pastors and leaders issued a joint statement, a declaration for the sake of Christian faith. This statement comes at a time of increasing tension between the Chinese government and China’s Christian community. Many believe this marks a significant moment in the country’s church and state relations.
Since the official “Regulations on Religious Affairs” came into effect on February 1, 2018, the state has enforced a dramatic tightening of controls over religious matters. The new regulations have emboldened relevant governmental departments in charge of religion, and a fresh wave of attacks on religious gatherings, places of worship, and individuals have since erupted.Read More