China Bans Children From Attending Church


The Chinese has placed a ban on children participating in religious activities.


Earlier this month, over one hundred churches in Wenzhou, China's Zhejiang province reportedly received a notice from government officials informing them that young people will be banned from entering churches, according to a
report.
Minors are also reportedly banned from participating in religious activities.
Members of the church were told not to participate in religious activities and churches were not allowed to organise a youth summer camp.
William Nee, researcher for Amnesty International told MailOnline: 'At this point its unclear how widespread the bans on children attending church services are in China, but these alarming reports seem to be coming in from fairly diverse areas throughout the country.'
He says that the move reflects the tightening control of religion in particular Islam and Christianity under President Xi Jinping.
'China is in the midst of a religious revival and the current government seems concerned that religion could be a means through which foreign values may 'penetrate' into China and ultimately affect political stability.

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