Government officials in China’s central Henan province closed down a Christian-run institution dedicated to teaching children good morals, with allegations that its religious component was “brainwashing” the students. National security officers had confiscated the textbooks that were being used for the home-based academy which offered theology classes for children. Such prohibitions on teaching religion to children are common in China, despite the Chinese Constitution’s guarantee that all citizens have the right to enjoy freedom of belief. The government has further enforced its prohibition on children attending religious events in the revised edition of its “Regulations on Religious Affairs” which is scheduled to take effect next February. [vomcanada.com]
Please pray :
• that these believers will not be discouraged by the strict regulations but rather further compelled to obey His command by teaching their children His Word at every opportunity.
• for Lord to change the hearts of those in governing authority, that they may be moved by the powerful witness of these Chinese believers.
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