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 Week 6: 20 Chinese Christians arrested



About 20 members of China's Shouwang Church were arrested Sunday during the sixth straight weekend that the congregation refused to obey government orders to stop worshipping -- a confrontation that has seen nearly 30 church families forced out of their homes and more than 10 members lose their jobs.

China pressured the congregation out of its indoor facilities earlier this year, prompting the church -- which is an illegal congregation not registered with the government -- to try to gather outdoors on a public square in Beijing. More than 160 church members were arrested the first week, and the church has continued to try to gather each week at the same spot, despite warnings from the government. Throughout the six weeks, hundreds of church members have been placed under house arrest, prevented from even leaving their homes on Sunday mornings. ...

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