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Chinese Christians Blocked from Attending Lausanne Congress

As organizers prepared for the opening of the Third Lausanne International Congress on World Evangelization tomorrow in Cape Town, South Africa, Chinese police threatened or detained some 200 delegates who had hoped to attend.

After receiving an invitation to attend the event, house church groups in China formed a selection committee and raised significant funds to pay the expenses of their chosen delegates, a source told Compass. Many delegates, however, were “interviewed” by authorities after they applied to attend the Congress, the source said.

Muslim Protestors Surround Worshipers in Bekasi, Indonesia

Around 300 Muslim protestors and 300 police officers surrounded members of the Batak Christian Protestant Church (Huria Kristen Batak Protestan or HKBP) on Sunday as they worshiped in an open field in Ciketing, Bekasi, local sources said.

“There were many police on guard, but the attackers were able to get very close to the congregation,” Theophilus Bela, president of the Jakarta Christian Communication Forum, said in a statement to international government and advocacy groups. “We are afraid that they will attack the church again next Sunday.”

Indonesian Muslims Call for Halt to ‘Christianization’

Muslim organizations in Bekasi, West Java, last week declared their intention to establish paramilitary units in local mosques and a “mission center” to oppose “ongoing attempts to convert people to Christianity,” according to the national Antara news agency.

At a gathering at the large Al Azhar mosque June 27, the leaders of nine organizations announced the results of a Bekasi Islamic Congress meeting on June 20, where they agreed to establish a mission center to halt “Christianization,” form a Laskar Pemuda youth army and push for implementation of sharia (Islamic law) in the region, The Jakarta Post reported.

Activists Say China Complicit in Suffering of NK Refugees

Activists Say China Complicit in Suffering of NK Refugees

Refugees
from North Korea and activists are gathering
in Seoul, South Korea, this week to highlight human rights violations in
the
closed communist nation. But their attention is also turning to China, which they say is often complicit in North Koreans’ suffering.  

Non-governmental organziations (NGOs) estimate anywhere from 30,000 to 250,000 refugees
from
North Korea are living in China, either in border areas or deeper
inland. But China remains impervious to
the
refugees’ plight.

‘Pinpricks’ of Truth Making Way into North Korea

‘Pinpricks’ of Truth Making Way into North Korea

‘Pinpricks’ of Truth Making Way into North Korea

As refugees
from North Korea and activists from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) gather
in Seoul, South Korea, this week to highlight human rights violations in the
hermit kingdom, there are signs that North Korean citizens are accessing more
truth than was previously thought.

A recent survey by the
Peterson Institute found that a startling 60 percent of North Koreans now have
access to information outside of government propaganda.

Chinese Christian Rights Activist Gao Zhisheng Released

Chinese Christian Rights Activist Gao Zhisheng Released

Christian human
rights activist Gao Zhisheng, kidnapped by state security agents on Feb. 4,
2009, has been released, though he appears unable to move or speak
freely.

On April 6, Gao told Bob Fu, president of the U.S.-based China Aid Association (CAA), by
telephone that he had just returned to his Beijing apartment from his guarded
location in Shanxi Province.

“Gao Zhisheng and
his family have suffered deeply from the long separation,” Fu stated on CAA’s
website. “Despite the persecution, he continues to trust the
Lord.”

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