Yunnan house churches participate in rule of law training

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bo Ai conducts a rule of law training at a house church in
Yunnan province. (Photo: China Aid)
China Aid
Reported by Bo Ai. Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Rachel Ritchie.

(Yunnan—Feb. 26, 2016) Approximately 200 Christians from two churches in China’s southwestern Yunnan province participated in a rule of law training in order to understand how to defend themselves against wrongful persecution in late January and early February.

Bo Ai, the founder of the Chinese Christian Faith and Legal Training Camp, told China Aid he was invited to conduct three-day training sessions on defending religious beliefs according to the Chinese constitution by two house churches, Caomen Zhuji Church and Potou Church.

The training sessions took place from Jan. 28–30 and Feb. 1–3 and included about 200 Christians between the two churches.

“It is necessary to have this kind of training,” one Christian said. “Thanks to the training, we know the current situation in our country, and our legal awareness has greatly improved. As a church, we agreed that we won’t be afraid in the future, because we aren’t breaking the law. We were scared of the administrative staff in the past, because we didn’t know the law—only fear. The church is the light of the world; it should not be shrouded in darkness.”

A combined 200 Christians attended the two rule of law training
sessions in Yunnan province. (Photo: China Aid)
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