Christians from New Life Church in Minsk are protesting the state’s seizure of their church land. The 600-member church is part of the Full Gospel Union Church denomination and has been under watch since the nation passed the 2002 Law on Freedom of Conscience which requires all existing churches to re-register. Many believe this is part of the government’s plan to rid the country of all non-Orthodox churches. Other churches that have refused to re-register have found themselves the target of government attempts to shut them down. (ASSIST News Service)