"Just weeks after President Bush returned from his Asia trip, Chinese Communist authorities have arrested 29 Christians for holding what Beijing calls 'an illegal religious gathering.' The arrested Christians are leaders in China's House Church movement.
House Churches are genuine Christian churches that are not under the control of the atheist government. The China Aid Association, a supportive group, reports that the Chinese Christians were meeting to coordinate efforts to help the large number of Chinese people recently infected with AIDS.
"China's deplorable record on religious persecution will be addressed, once again, in the U.S. State Department Report on international religious freedom. That report will be released today. FRC's Human Rights Counsel, Bill Saunders, will attend the press conference.
"Meanwhile, Christians around the world are protesting the Chinese government's cruel repression. U.S. Christians can write to:
Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
"You can inform yourself of the threats to religious liberty in China and elsewhere by referring to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. And, please, pray for our persecuted brethren in China!" ...