Understanding Persecution

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Report: Religious Suppression in China

July 22, 2020:

This report seeks to provide an overview of religious persecution against Chinese Christians in recent years. With this…


The All-Seeing Eyes: The CCP, Technology, and Religious Persecution

July 22, 2020:

By Colton Grellier It is no secret that China has mastered the art of secretly spying on its own citizens: […]


Factsheet: Religious Freedom in Nigeria

July 21, 2020:

The first three months of 2020 clearly demonstrate that the Nigerian government’s actions have been insufficient to curb the tide of violence, killings, and abductions…


North Korea’s Secret Christians

July 20, 2020:

By Linda Burkle, PhD Several years ago, on two different occasions, I had the opportunity to worship at Yoido Full […]


Hong Kong’s New National Security Law Will Restrict Religious Freedom

July 16, 2020:

By Benjamin Harbaugh On July 1st, Hongkongers awoke to a new reality. The draconian National Security Law, drafted secretly in […]


Forbidden Worship in the Forbidden City: A Brief History of the Modern Chinese Church

July 02, 2020:

By Colton Grellier Introduction The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made no effort to conceal its disdain for religious groups […]


The Consequences of China’s One Child Policy

June 25, 2020:

By Linda Burkle, PhD I have traveled to China twice to speak at conferences for Christians of the Chinese underground […]


The Institutionalization of International Religious Freedom

June 12, 2020:

On June 2, 2020, President Trump signed a historic Executive Order (EO) on Advancing International Religious Freedom.[1] The EO takes […]


Report: Pandemic and Persecution in the Middle East

May 29, 2020:

The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated global lockdowns, slowing down societies but not religious persecu­tion. In the Middle East, where persecution was once defined by ISIS, the pandemic exposed a transforma­tion…


Iran’s Shadow Church

May 26, 2020:

By Linda Burkle PhD Iran is a country ruled and dominated by Islam which regulates and permeates every aspect of […]