Guangdong Union Theological Seminary obtained the "Internet Religious Information Service License", becoming the first religious organization to get the license in China’s southern-coastal Guangdong Province.
On May 7th, He Zongchang, director of the college, attended the Guangdong Internet Religious Information Service Management Symposium and Certification Ceremony held by the Guangdong Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee, the seminary reports.
In order to regulate the management of Internet religious affairs, the Administrative Measures for Internet Religious Information Services were jointly formulated by five departments: the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the Cyberspace Administration of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of National Security. Released on December 3, 2021, the measures took effect on March 1st this year.
"The acquirement of the license on April 29th will help our seminary to release Christian message within the scope permitted by regulations," the institution added.
- Translated by Abigail Wu