US Condemns China’s Abuse of Uighurs

Photo shows a protest on the behalf of Uighurs outside the White House in 2015. (Elvert Barnes, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Chinese government continues to crack down on religious freedom, or any dissent to the rule of the Chinese Communist Party, as it prepares to celebrate its 100-year anniversary this year.

One of the most egregious abuses has come against the Uighur Muslim population in the region of Xinjiang. Millions of Uighurs have been sent to forced labor camps where they have face indoctrination and even sterilization.

In fact, the U.S. declared the treatment of Uighurs to be “genocide.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement, and new U.S. President Joe Biden’s pick for the position, Anthony Blinken, has agreed with the findings.

Kurt Rovenstine of Bibles for China says these victims are made in God’s image, and they deserve to be treated with dignity. “To have things happen as they are . . . that goes against the very nature of a God of love and grace and mercy. Religious freedom is something that everyone deserves. And we ought to believe as Christians that the truth will rise to the top when that freedom is available for us to have an open dialogue.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray the Gospel continues to spread like wildfire through China.
  • Ask God to change the hearts of those abusing the Uighur population.
  • Praise God for the love and resolve of Chinese Christians!