Heads up for all who care about freedom, persecution, and human rights in China
As you know, In January the United States formally designated the CCP genocide of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang (a.k.a. the captive nation of East Turkistan).
The Committee on the Present Danger: China, of which I am a member, and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers are leading a growing coalition to move or boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. If you have not done so already, please join our coalition by signing the petition on our website: Stop the Genocide Games. And please share the petition.
As I wrote here earlier this month, this letter was signed by more than one hundred leaders associated with national security, human rights and faith organizations — including representation from Katartismos Global, the Anglican Persecuted Church Network, the GAFCON Suffering Church Network, and the New Wineskins Mission Network.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18, there is an important Congressional hearing to examine the implications of holding the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in the People’s Republic of China, in spite of their egregious human rights violations. Details of hearing, jointly sponsored by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (someday I will write a blog post about the late U.S. Representative Tom Lantos, a Jewish hero for the Persecuted Church) and by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China are here. And the hearing will be live-streamed here for you to watch.
Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers and chair of the Olympics Task Force of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, will testify at the hearing. Littlejohn, an attorney, whose work has helped greatly to expose the horror of China’s one-child (or two-child) policy, will testify that the Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang/East Turkistan constitutes genocide. She will explore the implications of this determination under the Genocide Convention of 1948, especially concerning a possible relocation or boycott of the Games.
As co-author and a primary signatory of our Stop the Genocide Games letter, Littlejohn will ask that the Letter be entered into the Congressional Record. And as a Member of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, Reggie Littlejohn’s testimony will make clear the need for the United States and international bodies to designate the Communist Party of China as a transnational criminal organization (TCO). That will be the next big project!
Prayer: Father God, we thank You for this opportunity to expose evil and reveal truth. Bless and anoint the lips of Reggie Littlejohn and all those who will speak with integrity and passion for those being persecuted by the CCP. Help us to understand the deeply serious nature of the threat posed by the CCP. Give a sense of righteous indignation to the Congressional committees and instill in them a fire to do right for the victims of genocide and to stop the CCP from having the Olympic Games. AMEN.