Tag: Chinese House churches

14 Christian house church leaders abducted in china amid Communist crackdown on faith

Originally published in The Christian Post Fourteen Christian house church leaders who are part of the Middle Eastern evangelism network have been abducted by government security agents in China. ChinaAid reported on Wednesday that the Christians, who weren’t named, are being held captive at an undisclosed location by state authorities in […]

Chinese authorities forcefully close house church, replace crosses with national flag

Originally published in The Gospel Herald Chinese authorities closed down a prominent house church in the country’s coastal Zhejiang province for organising “Christian activities without permission” and attempted to replace crosses with the national flag amid an ongoing crackdown on believers. According to China Aid, Chinese authorities have increased pressure […]

China: Three Christians arrested for possessing religious materials

Originally published in China Aid Local police detained three Christians in China’s southern Guangdong province on May 30 for receiving various religious materials, including a Bible. On the evening of May 30, authorities took two Christians from their workplaces and one from a residence for possessing religious literature. Shortly afterwards, […]

Heroic Chinese house church leader, Samuel Lamb, dies

By World Watch Monitor One of the most well-known Christian leaders in China, Pastor Samuel Lamb, died on Saturday (August 3) in Guangzhou, aged 88. He had been arrested during one of the first big waves of persecution in Mao’s China and was first imprisoned from 1955 to 1957, when […]

Empire strikes back: China assaults home churches

By Lyn Leahz — Originally published in Christian News Source for Life China’s crackdown against its thriving home-church movement is surging, only a few months after it was reported the communist nation’s attacks on Christians had subsided, according to a new report from the Chinese-focused human rights group China Aid. […]