The FIFA World Cup has turned critical eyes to the small Persian Gulf country. Three people on the ground analyse the freedom of Christians.
The severe political and economic crisis hinders the living conditions of most of the population. “Churches are involved in providing relief”, says an evangelical leader.
The new law states that Chinese Christians need a state permit to publish religious content, which “should not incite subversion or oppose the communist party leadership”.
Roles,strategies and reflections for outsiders in local contexts. An article by Kirst Rievan.
It is estimated that about 35 Christian workers received visa bans in 2019 and 16 more since the end of June.
“Only Russians and those who live permanently and legitimately on Russia can be active in religious groups", the bill recently presented in the Parliament states.