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Chinese officials offer financial rewards to spy on underground church

(Photo: Unsplash/Peiheng Yang)Chinese officials are offering citizens financial rewards to snoop on "illegal religious activity venues."  Bitter Winter reports that officials in Gushi county, Henan province, have offered citizens 500 RMB (around $70 or 57) to provide evidence like photos, videos and audio recordings.  Rewards are reportedly being offered to residents in the cities of Mengzhou,... Read more

Chinese Officials Offer Citizens $70 for Pictures of Illegal Underground Churches

Chinese Officials Offer Citizens $70 for Pictures of Illegal Underground Churches Government officials in one of Chinas most populous provinces are offering monetary rewards to citizens who report on illegal religious activity venues, including underground churches, according to a new report.In August, the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau of Gushi county in Henan province began... Read more

Iran’s Church: “Large, young, and underground.” – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) -- Only a few weeks ago, Iran was in the news as a hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now that the pandemic has touched almost every corner of the world, Iran has mostly fallen out of headlines. But according to David Curry of Open Doors USA, there’s still plenty to talk about... Read more