Chinese Christian Academy Banned for ‘Brainwashing’ Children

SHANGQUI, Henan (ChinaAid) Officials in China’s central Henan province closed down a Christian-run institution dedicated to bringing children up with good morals, saying its religious component “brainwashed” its students, ChinaAid learned recently.

Ms. Zhu, a Christian woman, told a ChinaAid reporter on Sept. 14 that national security officers arrived at her house in July and confiscated books they’d used for an academy that ran theology classes for children in their home after receiving a tip that that the students were being “brainwashed” with religion. Additionally, they removed other items belonging to the church, including the computer, and banned and closed the academy.

Since the ban, the officials have not harassed the church again.

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