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China: Christian Summer Camp Shut Down

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2012 Sep 06
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In China's Shaanxi province, police raided and broke up a summer camp organized by a house church, confiscating church property and taking the organizer to a police station for questioning, China Aid reports. Pastor Zhang Mingxuan, chairman of the 200-member house church that organized the camp, said police forced their way into the meeting -- where Christians were tutoring more than 30 children and teenagers -- and forcibly removed teaching supplies, such as computers and overhead projectors. Police also removed religious decorations from the home. According to a member of the church surnamed Chang, an official "said this was an illegal meeting, that proper procedures had not been completed. He said that house churches that have not gone through the proper procedures cannot meet again after today."