Since 2017, more than 1 million Uyghurs have been placed in suspected internment camps by the Chinese government. The government claims that the camps are vocational training camps set up to help fight back against religious extremism, but escapees of the camps have described them as abusive. Here is what you should know about the imprisonment of the Uyghurs in China:
Social scientists have learned crucial lessons from the success of anti-foot binding campaigns in the early to mid-1900s. For example, the missionaries that began the fight against foot binding did not try to lead the movement. Instead, they recruited and helped organize local Chinese people to lead the movement. Though not all of these indigenous leaders and participants in the campaign were Christians, many were. The movement effectively drew in non-Christian intellectual leaders like Kang Youwei by using arguments grounded in the understandable Chinese desire for respect from other nations.
According to International Christian Concern, the Chinese government is launching a new campaign to rid the country of organizations that are not registered with the government but have "carried out activities in the name of a social organization, private non-enterprise unit or foundation." House churches are reportedly one of the targeted groups.