More violence against house churches in China


More attacks against Christians in China. This time in Beijing, the site of the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics. Wonder how much of this type of violence will be seen (and allowed to be reported) during the summer games. Here’s the story.

A group of policemen and unidentified persons broke into the home of Xiu Ruibin, a house church missionary in Beijing, beat people in the house and destroyed the furniture. Before the attack two other church leaders were put under house arrest in Xiaoshan on the eve of the court trial of 8 Christian leaders “guilty” of having protested against the destruction of their church, this according to the China Aid Association (CAA), a US-based NGO fighting for religious freedom in China.
The CAA reports that a few days before the attack, some of Xiu’s former colleagues in Heilongjiang Province, who came to Beijing to complain to the central government about illegal actions of their local government, were physically attacked by unknown assailants.
Ms Xiu took them into her own home for their safety and to preach the gospel to them.

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