China’s CCP Forces Retirees to Choose: Pensions or Faith – [VIDEO]

 

At least 140 retirees in China had their pensions suspended last year—a punishment for refusing to give up their faith. All of them practice Falun Gong, a spiritual meditation system based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. The data comes from Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website dedicated to recording the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Now, NTD hears from one of them who wants to share her story.

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‘China’s Jerusalem’ skirts Sunday school prohibition; When authorities in China outlawed Sunday school earlier this year, Christians…

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) — When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday school earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible.

Churches in Wenzhou started teaching children in private homes or at other venues. Some billed Sunday school classes as daycare, not education, or moved them to Saturdays, more than a dozen local Christians told Reuters.

Wenzhou, sometimes known as “China’s Jerusalem” due to its sizable Christian community, is at the forefront of a growing standoff between China’s leadership and the country’s devout over religious education for children.

The ruling and officially atheist Communist Party has increased efforts to curb the influence of Christianity, tightening restrictions on faith classes and warning against the religion’s “Western” ideas.

But Christians say the resolve of the community in Wenzhou suggests the party will struggle to exert control over the next generation of the country’s 60 million Christians.

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) — When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday school earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible.

Churches in Wenzhou started teaching children in private homes or at other venues. Some billed Sunday school classes as daycare, not education, or moved them to Saturdays, more than a dozen local Christians told Reuters.

Wenzhou, sometimes known as “China’s Jerusalem” due to its sizable Christian community, is at the forefront of a growing standoff between China’s leadership and the country’s devout over religious education for children.

The ruling and officially atheist Communist Party has increased efforts to curb the influence of Christianity, tightening restrictions on faith classes and warning against the religion’s “Western” ideas.

But Christians say the resolve of the community in Wenzhou suggests the party will struggle to exert control over the next generation of the country’s 60 million Christians.

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