Children banned from attending church in China
Subscribe to Newsletter | Business & Job Opportunies Sunday, 24 September, 2017 Twitter
HOME » AFRICA | WORLD NEWS » Children banned from attending church in China

Children banned from attending church in China


Published: September 2, 2017 | 9:43 pm
Editor: Adigun Abiola, Africa.


In a bid to tighten their grip on religious activities in the country, authorities in China have banned children from attending churches.





The new directive also prohibits them from attending religious sermons and other related activities across the country.

Control on the country’s churches began several years ago when places of worship were ordered to remove crosses from their buildings in Zhejiang Province.

William Nee, researcher for Amnesty International told MailOnline: “At this point it’s unclear how widespread the ban on children attending church services are in China, but these alarming reports seem to be coming in from fairly diverse areas throughout the country.”

Speaking further, Nee said that the move reflects the tightening control of religion in particular Islam and Christianity under the present administration in the Asian country.

Her told MailOnline that: “In an important speech on religion last year, the President, Xi Jinping, said that young people must study science, believe in science and develop a ‘correct’ worldview and set of values.

“It could be that the government is concerned that young people going to church or religious activities may challenge their monopoly on truth and the government’s ability to instill its own historical narratives and worldview through the public education system.”


Tags in this article:
China |

READ ALSO: China ends one-child policy, allows two children for each couple

Copyright Dailyafricagist.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from Dailyafricagist.


Do You Like This Story?


Become a Fan On Facebook and Follow Us On Twitter


Related News Topics

All News


Suicide bombers kill 15 people in Borno state
At least 15 people were killed on Monday when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria, in the latest suspected strike ....
Read More...

Security threats: Nigeria Army to conduct more exercises - Gen. Tukur Buratai
The Nigerian Army says it will conduct more exercises to sharpen personnel skills and prepare them to tackle emerging security challenges in the count....
Read More...

Declaring IPOB terrorist organisation is unconstitutional - Senator Bukola Saraki
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the declaration by the Nigerian military that the Indigenous People of Biafra is a terrorist organisation is....
Read More...

EFCC arrests Gombe SEMA Secretary, others over alleged IDP materials diversion
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Secretary, Dr Danlami Rukuje, over....
Read More...

UNICEF urges Boko Haram to stop using children as suicide bombers
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on Boko Haram sect to stop the recruitment and use of children as suicide bombers in the ....
Read More...

Walter Onnoghen urges judicial officers to keep to the rules
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has advised judicial officers to strictly abide by their oath of office, the provisions of the c....
Read More...