More
    HomeNewsWorldChinese Christians Protest "Anti-Terror Cameras" in Churches

    Chinese Christians Protest “Anti-Terror Cameras” in Churches

    Published on

    spot_img

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Stay up to date with what's happening in the Christian community

    Christians living in Wenzhou denounced the installation of security cameras inside the churches. The city’s Christian community clashed with government officials as the latter forcefully set up the cameras, according to South China Morning Post.

    The Zhejiang government ordered the installation of cameras to churches as part of its anti-terrorism campaign. According to the edict, the surveillance cameras must be located at the church gates, offering boxes, altars and other places.

    “Government officials came to the churches and put up ­cameras by force. Some pastors and worshipers who didn’t agree to the move were dragged away,” said an anonymous Christian witness.

    An estimated one million Christians live in the city known as “China’s Jerusalem.” They protested this latest religious persecution.

    “Government officials came to the churches and put up ­cameras by force. Some pastors and worshipers who didn’t agree to the move were dragged away,” said an anonymous Christian witness.

    Another church goer said, “The government’s pressure on us will not deter us from our beliefs and will not affect the ­proliferation of our religion. The tougher the persecution, the more people will be encouraged to follow the religion.”

    According to China Digital Times, China seems to be implementing a crackdown on minorities amid its various rules and restrictions.

    In Xinjiang, the region’s government banned any behavior associated with religious expression, including the growing of beards in men and wearing of veils in women. Meanwhile, in Sichuan, there was an order to demolish Larung Gar Buddhist Academy.

    Sources:
    Scmpcom. (2017). South China Morning Post. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2084169/chinas-jerusalem-anti-terror-cameras-new-cross-churches

    Chinadigitaltimesnet. (2017). China Digital Times (CDT). http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/04/churches-zhejiang-required-install-surveillance-cameras/

    Latest articles

    Hallow App Launches 2022 Advent Prayer Challenge

    Hallow, a Christian prayer app, launched this year's Advent challenge with cast members from the hit series The Chosen joining the program.

    Group Gives 10,000 Bibles to London’s Children

    The Trinitarian Bible Society announced that over 10,000 Bibles have been given to London schools within three years.

    Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

    A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

    Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

    The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

    More like this

    Group Gives 10,000 Bibles to London’s Children

    The Trinitarian Bible Society announced that over 10,000 Bibles have been given to London schools within three years.

    ‘Praise the Lord!’ Ukrainian Christians Cheer Kherson Liberation

    Ukrainian Christians celebrate the liberation of Kherson with cheers of praise and thanksgiving, seven months after Russia occupied the city.

    JESUS Film Makes History, Now Translated in 2,000 Languages

    The JESUS film makes history as it is now translated into its 2,000th language making it the most translated film of all time.