Hong Kong Christians fear freedom of religion could be “gone forever” despite withdrawal of controversial extradition bill and leader Carrie Lam’s efforts to ease tensions [#HongKongChristians #FreedomOfReligion #GoneForever]
[September 17, 2019]
Hong Kong Christians fear freedom of religion could be “gone forever” despite the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill and leader Carrie Lam’s efforts to ease tensions in the administrative region.
Christians and pro-democracy supporters are worried the Chinese government could make another attempt to ramrod legislation in Hong Kong that would specifically target the faith community and strip basic human rights.
Before the bill was withdrawn, it triggered 3 months of unrest.
The controversial bill would have allowed people to be sent from Hong Kong to mainland China for trial.
Protesters felt the withdrawal of the bill did not go far enough. They demanded laws that would include universal suffrage and requested an independent inquiry into their complaints of excessive force by police.
Hong Kong Christians fear religious freedom could be ‘gone forever’: