Religious persecution is projected to rise in 2021, warns Release International (RI), an organization that supports persecuted Christians around the world.
In the organization’s report, RI revealed that persecution is growing in communist China due to oppressive laws against religion, the closing of multiple churches, and the increasing number of houses of worship that must display signs honoring the regime’s principles and beliefs.
“The government of President Xi Jinping is increasing its ‘clean up’ of anything that does not advance the communist agenda. They appear to believe that they can achieve this by systematic opposition,” said one RI partner.
And China is using the coronavirus pandemic to reinforce their restrictions against Christians.
“The Chinese Government is trying every way to take advantage of the virus by increasing the crackdown against Christian churches,” said Bob Fu with ChinaAid.
Source: CBN News