China Wants to Constrict Christian Activities with 26 New Rules

China Wants to Constrict Christian Activities with 26 New Rules.

The cross removal campaign was just the first step. Now the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) has issued a draft entitled Regulations on Religious Affairs with 26 new rules for religious practices. Here are some of what the regulations include:

  • No religious activities that are not approved by SARA;
  • No one may provide a venue for religious services that are not approved by SARA;
  • No one may use their home for religious practices that are not approved by SARA (including home or family Bible studies);
  • No publishing religious materials without approval from SARA;
  • No foreign or domestic donations may be made to any religious organization that hasn’t been approved by SARA;
  • No one may call themselves a pastor without the approval of SARA;
  • No international religious exchanges may happen without the approval of SARA; and
  • No one may study theology at school without the approval of SARA.

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