lørdag 28. mars 2020

A Systematic Policy to Reduce the Number of Religious Venues

One year after the new Regulations on Religious Affairs came into effect on February 1, 2018, the State Administration for Religious Affairs adopted The Template for a Charter of Legal Persons in Religious Activity Venues (thereinafter referred to as the Template). The Template, which came into force on April 1, 2019, consisting of six chapters, mandates that religious venues should have legal representatives and “democratic” management committees, have professional accountants and strictly implement government-imposed financial management systems.

Article 31 of the Template stipulates that religious venues where activities are unable to continue in accordance with the Charter shall be shut down. This is exactly what is happening to many of them.