Hubei and Fujian Gov’t Issue Guide for Approving Temporary Places of Worship

By Ruth Wang, August 07, 2018 23:08 PM

The new church building of Jiujiawan Christian Gathering

On July 19, 2018, the government of Xiling District, Yichang, Hubei, issued a guide for the approval service of temporary places of worship for religious activities.

According to the guide, religious representatives can apply to register temporary sites for religious activities online or on the spot.

Recently, the website of the government of Taizhou District, Fuzhou, Fujian, also released different documents on the declaration and approval of temporary religious places for individuals and social groups and organizations.

The State Administration for Religious Affairs promulgated the regulations on the approval and management of temporary sites for religious activities on February 22, 2018. It took effect on the same day. The new law was based on Article 35 of the revised regulations on religious affairs that came into effect on February. The article states that for religious believers who often need to attend group religious activities are not disqualified to apply for a place of worship, a religious representative can apply to a religious affairs bureau of county-level people's government that can approve a provisional place of worship. 

- Translated by Karen Luo

 

 

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Korean Consul Visits Shanghai CCC&TSPM

On March 13, 2019, the South Korean Consul Baek Jae Yeon in Shanghai visited the Shanghai Christian Council & Municipal Three-Self Association.

Anhui Christians Plant Trees on Arbor Day

On March 9, 2019, in Anqing, Anhui Province, believers from the city and Haikou county led by Pastor Zheng Yuguo, members of the Timothy fellowships, and volunteers visited Anqing's Zhengsheng Love and Care Service Centre to plant trees.

Chinese Pastors, Believers Mourn Death of Former Foreign Teacher of China’s National Theological Seminary

Recently several Chinese pastors and believers expressed their sorrow for a former foreign teacher of China's national theological seminary who died at the age of 79.

Korean Diplomats Visit Shanghai Moore Memorial Church

The visitation team including Lee Taeho, second Korean vice minister of foreign affairs, visited

Yunnan Multiethnic Christian Church Tells Its History, Status Quo

Editor's Notes: On November 8, 2017, a 100-year celebration was held at the Manyun Christian Church in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. For commemorating the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Gospel for this locality. A few days ago, the Manyun Christian Church published an article about the history and status quo of the church.

"They Need More Care and Recognition" - Kunming Christians Talk about Leprosy Survivors

In this era of continuous development and progress in society, leprosy has become history. Only a few people know the existence of leprosy patients and occasionally visit them.

Jiangsu Gov’t Officials Investigate Church Publication

On February 22, 2019, local government officials of Nanjing came to investigate the publication of Nanjing Mochou Lu Church.

Chinese Translation of Biography of Samuel Pollard Published

A Chinese translation version of "the best biography of Samuel Pollard" was published.

Microcosm of Dalian Modern History through Churches

Dalian, located in the southernmost part of Northeast China, witnessed the complex situation in Northeast Asia spanning/from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.