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Eastern Light | Repatriating Chinese Christians: Acting as Accomplices of the CCP to Abuse Human Rights

Eastern Lightning | Eastern Light | Repatriating Chinese Christians: Acting as Accomplices of the CCP to Abuse Human Rights

On January 16, 2018, Human Rights Without Frontiers International published an article, urgently calling on EU member states and South Korea to provide political asylum to Christians of The Church of Almighty God. The article said, not one of more than 600 Christians of The Church of Almighty God fleeing to South Korea obtained refugee status and 178 face repatriation. This incident has caused great concern of many international human rights organizations and religious experts and scholars. Recently, Do Heeyoun, a human rights activist from South Korea visited The Church of Almighty God in the United States and made a comment on the crisis of religious refugees’ asylum in Korea.

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Eastern Light | Friendship Gathering Held by Christians of The Church of Almighty God Wins Widespread Acclaim

Eastern Light | Friendship Gathering Held by Christians of The Church of Almighty God Wins Widespread Acclaim

On December 19, 2017, Christians of The Church of Almighty God organized a distinctive friendship gathering and invited staff and volunteers from the Il giardino degli aromi organization, Zona 8 Solidale association and Naga organization as well as local human rights lawyers to attend, with approximately 60 people there. During the event, Christians of The Church of Almighty God not only showed video recordings and photos taken as mementos of them participating in a variety of human rights events, religious events and charity events, but also performed wonderful songs and dance performances for the participants. Their sincerity and faith won praise from the distinguished guests and attracted attention and praise from local people and some organizations. This event raised awareness among participants about The Church of Almighty God and enhanced friendships between them.

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Eastern Light | News Conference on a Case Study of Religious Freedom Violations in China

Eastern Lightning | Eastern Light | News Conference on a Case Study of Religious Freedom Violations in China

On December 14, 2017, a news conference with the theme of Religious Freedom Violations in China—A Case Study of Persecution Against Christian Minorities was jointly held by the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) and the Center for Studies on Freedom of Religion, Belief and Conscience (LIREC) in the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome. The meeting focused on the appeal being made on the issues of rejected refugee applications and impending repatriation of a majority of The Church of Almighty God’s Christians that had fled to Europe. It is also the first time that a news conference on the persecution of The Church of Almighty God was held in the Roman Chamber of Deputies. Members of the Senate, Chamber of Deputies and an internationally renowned research expert on new religions, Professor Massimo Introvigne, made speeches separately, calling on all European countries to approve the refugee applications of these Christians in accordance with the international conventions on refugees.

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Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao Attacks and Defames The Church of Almighty God—What Does This Portend?

Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao Attacks and Defames The Church of Almighty God—What Does This Portend?

November 2017, a series of incendiary reports came out of Hong Kong. Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po, both pro-CCP leftist newspapers, published a media onslaught of 17 articles in a frenzied attempt to discredit The Church of Almighty God, a legally registered religious entity in Hong Kong. This kind of media attention occurring in mainland China under the dictatorship of the CCP would not be cause for comment. However, this occurred within the democracy of Hong Kong, supposedly under “one country, two systems.” This is truly cause for concern. The freedom of religion is a basic human right protected by international human rights conventions. All democracies around the world acknowledge the freedom of religion, and all citizens in democratic nations strongly uphold this freedom, but this occurrence in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region does not bode well. If the Hong Kong branch of The Church of Almighty God also suffers the CCP’s persecution, will Hong Kong’s other religious groups be able to avoid this fate? How far do freedom and democracy really go in Hong Kong?

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Eastern Light | Los Angeles North Hollywood KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival: Musical Xiaozhen’s Story Wins Award

Xiaozhen’s Story, a musical by The Church of Almighty God, has been the object of much attention and praise since its 2015 release, winning multiple awards at international film festivals. In October 2017, the film received nine awards at the Virginia Christian Film Festival, including best director, best feature film, and best musical score. Xiaozhen’s Story once again stood out at the US KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival, winning the award for the best foreign experimental feature. This is the eighth time this film has received an award at an international film festival. Continue reading


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Eastern Light | #11CCP Intends Western Scholars to Justify Its Persecuting Religion. Backfired! – Massimo Introvigne

 Eastern Lightning | Eastern Light | #11CCP Intends Western Scholars to Justify Its Persecuting Religion. Backfired! – Massimo Introvigne

Since the CCP took power, it has spared no effort in brutally repressing and eradicating religious belief, and has been creating public scandals for this purpose. In recent years, the CCP has extended its evil hands toward foreign countries. In the red-titled document, The Key Work in 2017 of Henan Provincial 610 Office, which was issued on March 31, 2017, it reads, “Mobilize influential voices of American and Western experts, scholars, journalists, and patriotic emigrant leaders to generate favorable media comments overseas.” In June and September of 2017 respectively, the CCP had held two international anti-cult academic conferences successively in Henan and Hong Kong. Prof. Massimo Introvigne, an Italian sociologist, the founder and managing director of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), who was invited to both conferences as a prominent expert, makes comment on how the CCP clamps down on religious belief under the pretext of banning cults as follows.

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Eastern Light | Christian Family Film Festival: Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China – Silver Medal Winner

Eastern Lightning | Eastern Light | Christian Family Film Festival: Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China – Silver Medal Winner

On October 1, 2017, the three-day Christian Family Film Festival in Ellington, New York came to a close. The full human rights documentary produced by The Church of Almighty God, Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China, stood out from the crowd among a number of the films shown, winning the silver medal. This documentary, a true account of the Chinese Communist government’s wanton violations of human rights and brutal murders of Christians, provides international society with a deeper understanding of the inside story of the Chinese government’s oppression of religious faith, offering detailed and powerful evidence. The film has received widespread attention and praise since its release. As an important platform for the promotion of mutual understanding and exchanges between Christian filmmakers, the Christian Family Film Festival attracts submissions of hundreds of film and television works. In this year’s film festival, 28 excellent submissions were selected, with films from many countries including England, the US, France, Korea, and Bulgaria. On par with many professionally produced full films, Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China overcame the festival judges with its profound significance. When the representative from The Church of Almighty God accepted the silver medal awarded by the festival organizers, the following testimonial was her acceptance speech. By recreating the actual experiences of Christians who have been brutally persecuted by the Chinese Communist government, even to the death, as well as its cruel oppression of Christian families and their tragedies of deaths and broken homes, Chronicles of Religious Persecution in China deeply exposes the true plight of power trumping law in China ruled by the Chinese Communist Party. The policy of freedom of religion is nothing but a lie, a story. The Chinese Communist government wantonly tramples on the law and has utter disregard for human life. It brutally persecutes Christians and has committed countless evil deeds, bringing grave disaster to Chinese Christians. The contents of the film are true, moving, and shocking. Not only has it won the approval of the festival organizers, but it has also been praised by many other representatives of the film festival participants. On-site coverage in Ellington, New York by Han Xi, reporter for The Light of Truth

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#10 The CCP Claims the Conditions of Religion in China Are Favorable. Massimo Introvigne: NOT True

The Church of Almighty God | Eastern Light | #10 The CCP Claims the Conditions of Religion in China Are Favorable. Massimo Introvigne: NOT True

In 2017, from June 24 to 28, and from September 14 to 15, the Chinese Communist Party had held two international anti-cult academic conferences successively in Henan and Hong Kong. In a subsequent Chinese official report, it reads, “Experts express that from this research study, sufficient understanding has been gained on China’s religious and anti-cult policies, dispelling previous misunderstanding about the issues of cults in China. At the same time, the conditions of religious belief in China are observed to be favorable. The grassroots’ freedom of belief is well protected.” Prof. Massimo Introvigne, an Italian sociologist, the founder and managing director of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), who was invited to both conferences, debunks the report as follows.

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