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Fleeing Persecution in China: Christian Congregation Takes Refuge in Thailand, Hopes for Asylum in the US

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2022
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Religion and Faith, Persecution, Christians, China

Three years ago, 62 members of the China's Shenzhen Reformed Holy Church, also known as the Mayflower Church, fled to South Korea to escape persecution from the Communist government. They requested political asylum in South Korea, but were denied.

The church is now in Thailand, where members hope to gain refugee status, and eventually resettle in the United States. Until then, they face many challenges, including possible arrest by Thailand immigration police and being sent back to China. 

14-year-old Paul Pan is the son of Mayflower Church's leader, Pastor Yongguang...

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