Cooperating Under Persecution 

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“Over the past 25 years, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a growing cooperation of churches in China that faces lower-level persecution. By ‘lower-level’ persecution, I mean that the authorities have…relaxed their hold on churches in comparison to a previous era.” - 9 Marks

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Measuring Religion in China

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“Many Chinese adults practice religion or hold religious beliefs, but only 1 in 10 formally identify with a religion.” - Pew

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Chinese Christians Adapt Under New Restrictions

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“… people in the Henan province register [must] before attending worship services. They’re supposed to use a ‘Smart Religion’ app, which records each person’s name, address, date of birth, occupation, and government ID number.” - TGC

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China: An idolatrous state tries to smother the church

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“each of China’s major religious organizations recently published five-year work plans to ‘sinicize… the interpretation of religious doctrines, sermons, rituals, and architectural styles of places of worship in order to conform to the CCP’s ideological and policy requirements.’” - World

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China asserts more control over clergy through new rules

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“Regulations issued this year by China have intensified the communist government’s control of clergy among the five state-authorized religious groups and have effectively prohibited the work of pastors and leaders of unregistered churches and other entities, according to a new report.” - BPNews

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