This has included harassment, detentions, removing crosses
and destroying churches in Wenzhou and throughout Zhejiang Province.
Photo at left shows the church on April 28 2014 and at right, the day after.
Weekly Must Reads:
"This week's long read contains much of what we've already reported in Christianity Today. And yet there are enough new quotes, stats, and stories that made it compelling to me. For example:
"There are now about 100 million Christians in the world's most populous nation, eclipsing the 86.7 million-strong membership of the ruling Communist party. According to Western intellectual tradition, modernity is supposed to bring secularization but in modern Communist China it has been accompanied by an extraordinary rise of religions formerly banned as "opiates of the masses."
"Also, while I had read about the demolition of the Protestant cathedral on the outskirts of the coastal Chinese city of Wenzhou in April, for some reason I'd missed seeing the startling before and after pictures of it."
by Jamil Anderlini