Tajik Churches Investigated for Underage Attendees

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Tajikistan (Mission Network News) A network of churches in Tajikistan is under heavy scrutiny. Their crime? Having children and teens under the age of 18 at religious services.

In Tajikistan, it’s illegal for underage minors to engage in religious activities, even if they’re with their parents. Several security officers attended Sunday services in two towns to film and take photos for evidence.

Kristin Wright, Advocacy Director with Open Doors USA, says they’re keeping an eye on the still-unfolding situation.

“Since then, there’s been a criminal investigation against the church and against the members. These members are being questioned on a daily basis. It’s a situation of real concern for Christians, not just of this church, but churches across Tajikistan where these severe regulations really prohibit parents from even bringing their children to church and introducing them to the Gospel.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Tajikistan’s 7 million population is 94% Muslim; the Muslims do Muslim things and the atheists do atheist things. The Communists are better than the Western Sodomites. Ex-christian West systematically and proactively corrupts all its children with unthinkable sexual depravity. No culture has been that insane abusive; Post-christian is worse than Pre-christian. The West needs Christianity for morality. The Church is facing persecutions from all sides. The Lord protects His Church and avenges His children.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Satan hinders children from going to Jesus. Children must come to Jesus to get saved.