As a report emerges of the death of Chinese Bishop, James Su Zhimin, of Baoding, following his arrest and disappearance 17 years ago after previous periods of forced labour and house arrest, the UK Government says, in a welcome announcement, that  it will use its new sanction regime of Magnitsky powers to boost protection for persecuted groups.  And the US announces new sanctions because of human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

As a report emerges of the death of Chinese Bishop, James Su Zhimin, of Baoding, following his arrest and disappearance 17 years ago after previous periods of forced labour and house arrest, the UK Government says, in a welcome announcement, that  it will use its new sanction regime of Magnitsky powers to boost protection for persecuted groups.  And the US announces new sanctions because of human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

As a report emerges of the death of Chinese Bishop, James Su Zhimin, of Baoding, following his arrest and disappearance 17 years ago after previous periods of forced labour and house arrest, the UK Government says, in a welcome announcement, that  it will use its...

Dignitatis Humanae – The case for religious freedom

  In Western democracies the contemporary debate about religious freedom often revolves around philosophical differences over the parameters between church and state, and between secular and religious values. By contrast, for millions of others, including many of the...

Passion and Pain

Passion and Pain

A book of prayers for persecuted Christians by Lord David Alton. (with Michele Lombardo) and accompanying DVD of TV series  2003Click here to read the full book online.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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