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The Perils of The Church of Almighty God – 2

Sitting on the banks of the Thames in London seems a far cry from the increasingly dystopian world of China where every moment of people’s lives is monitored through a vast network of cameras and surveillance devices. Gazing out over the muddy torrent filled with boats of every description from the warm fug of a coffee house, three such exiles gathered to talk to me about their lives. Hannah, a new arrival in Britain, terrified that her identity be discovered and thereby her family members in China be persecuted by the CCP is still shell-shocked following her life on the run. For this reason, she hid her real identity. ...

The Perils of The Church of Almighty God – 1

“In 1997, the year I turned 17, police officers arrested my father and persecuted him to death for no other reason than his faith in God. Unable to endure the pain and sorrow of losing his son, my grandfather, too, passed away after poisoning himself several years later. Having had a nervous breakdown after my father’s wretched death, my mother also recently left our side.” ...