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Religion is under assault in China. But Canada may not have the moral high ground it needs to defend it
REPORT November 6th

Adapted from a presentation to the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute’s online seminar, “Mao vs. God: State Control of Churches in China under Xi," David Mulroney explains how "China’s response to COVID-19 has also created new opportunities for surveillance and control of religious institutions."

David Mulroney is a distinguished fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the former ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China. 

Chinese Regime's Crackdown on Religious Freedom Worst Since Cultural Revolution, Panel Hears
REPORT October 29th

"The Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on Christians and other religious groups has intensified in recent years and Canada must not remain silent on the issue, according to a panel discussion hosted by the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute.

The webinar discussion, titled Mao vs. God: State Control of Churches in China Under Xi, focused on the CCP’s persecution of Christians, Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, Tibetan Buddhists, and adherents of the spiritual practice Falun Gong. 

The communist regime has increased the oppression of religious rights in recent years, said panelist Benedict Rogers, co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch, at the webinar held on Oct. 26."

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