Tibetan officials ban Christians from meeting in their church building



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Church meetings like this one
are often banned by officials.
(Photo: China Aid)

China Aid
By Brynne Lawrence

(Ngari Prefecture, Tibet—Sept. 1, 2015) The Chinese government banned Tibetan Christians from meeting in their church building earlier this month. In late July, the local government forewarned the church that this would happen if they refused to meet privately rather than publicly, Song Xinkuan, a missionary to Tibet, said.

Song commented that the situation of Tibetan churches is “not very optimistic,” and indicated that the government restricts him from sharing his faith: “It is very hard to spread the Gospel here … The government is always thinking that [Christians] would like to do something [aggressive] in the name of our faith. They worry about it a lot.”


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