Approach For Implementing The Regulations On Religious Affairs In Tibet Autonomous Region (For Trial Implementation)

Original Language Title: 西藏自治区实施《宗教事务条例》办法(试行)

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(May 18, 2006, the people's Government of Tibet Autonomous Region Standing Committee of the 11th review by September 19, 2006 the people's Government of Tibet Autonomous Region promulgated as of January 1, 2007, 73rd) Chapter I General provisions article I in order to guarantee citizens ' freedom of religious belief, maintaining religious harmony and social harmony, regulate the management of religious affairs in accordance with the Constitution, the regulations on religious affairs under the State Council and other relevant laws and regulations, combined with State practice, these measures are formulated.
    Citizens have freedom of religious belief in article.
    No organization or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in religion, may compel citizens to believe that teach or taught, not discriminating against religious citizens (hereinafter referred to as religious citizens) or without religious belief of citizens (hereinafter referred to as religious citizens).
    Religious citizens and non-religious citizens, citizens of different religions, sects and faiths the same religious, denominational citizens should respect each other and live in harmony.
    Third normal religious activities and religious bodies, sites for religious activities, religious clergy and religious believers to the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, are protected by law.
    Religious bodies, sites for religious activities, religious clergy and participate in religious activities and religious citizens shall abide by the laws, rules and regulations, safeguard national unification, ethnic unity and social stability.
    Religious bodies, sites for religious activities, religious teachers and administrators may make use of religion to harm national security, public safety and jeopardize social order, violations of citizens ' personal rights and democratic rights, violations of public and private property and other activities.
    Fourth all religions uphold the principle of self-administration, religious bodies, sites for religious activities and religious affairs are not subject to any foreign powers and foreign domination.
    Article people's Governments at all levels should actively guide the religious bodies, sites for religious activities and religious faculty love to teach, Hu Guo Limin, unity and progress, guide religion to adapt to socialist society.
    Article sixth of sites for religious activities may not restore or recovery has been abolished in a disguised form of feudal exploitation system of privilege and oppression of religion shall not be restored or disguised to restore a living Buddha system ladrang and Temple of affiliation.
    Seventh people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level in accordance with hierarchical accountability, the principle of territorial management, law, religious bodies, sites for religious activities and religious teaching staff comply with the laws, rules and regulations, establishment and implementation of management system in place, registration changes, religious activities and the supervision and guidance of the foreign-related activities.
    People's Governments above the county-level public security, civil affairs, health, education, cultural relics, the press and publication sector, is responsible for the administrative work according to law within the scope of their respective duties. The township (town) people's Government and the neighborhood offices shall, in accordance with their respective responsibilities, to assist the departments of religious affairs and religious affairs work.
    (C) the Committee shall cooperate with the people's Governments at all levels work. Chapter of religious groups and religious places in the eighth religious groups set up, change and cancellation shall be in accordance with the administrative regulation on the registration of social groups and of the implementation measures for the administration of registration of religious groups registered.
    (City) establishment, change and cancellation of religious groups, autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments for the record you want.
    Religious communities shall be subject to local people's Government religious affairs departments and civil affairs departments of supervision and management.
    Nineth religious groups are responsible for the development of the Constitution of democratic management of sites for religious activities, organize and implement title of examination for promotion of religion. Article tenth of religious bodies, sites for religious activities in accordance with the State of the internal information within the information management of publications published in a religious publication.
    Publishing public offering of religious publications, and audio and video products, according to the published regulations, regulations on the management of audio-visual products and Tibet Autonomous Region, on further strengthening the religious classes handle the interim provisions on the administration of the publications market.
    Involved religious content of publications and audio, should meet national published Management Ordinance, and audio Management Ordinance of provides, and shall not contains following content: (a) damage religious citizens and not religious citizens harmony of; (ii) damage different religious Zhijian harmony and religious internal harmony of; (three) discrimination, and insult religious citizens or not religious citizens of; (four) spread, and landscaping national separatist, and religious extreme doctrine and terrorism of; (five) against religious of independent self principles of;
    (Vi) other violations of laws and regulations.
    Religious bodies, sites for religious activities of the 11th article establishment of a printing house and be approved by the autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments and the press and publication departments.
    12th religious bodies, sites for religious activities in accordance with religious custom to accept religious donations of the citizens, for activities consistent with the groups and sites for the purpose, but may be forced to donate or assessed.
    Religious bodies, sites for religious activities to accept overseas donations, shall, in accordance with the autonomous region received foreign non-governmental organization, the implementation of the individual grant aid project management approach.
    Establishments, organizations of non-religious, non-religious activities, religious activities and shall not accept religious donations. 13th religious communities, and places of worship to be built outside the religious places open religious statues, pagodas, religious buildings such as manilakang, the seat of the regional (City) area (the Government) after the Department of religious affairs and submitted to the approval of the autonomous regional people's Government Religious Affairs Department.
    Autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments should be made from the date of receipt of the application within the 30th on whether to approve the decision.
    Religious bodies, sites for religious activities to be building large open-air religious statues outside the venues for religious activities in accordance with the provisions of the regulations on religious affairs under the State Council.
    Religious bodies, sites for religious activities outside the organization or individual is allowed to built large open-air religious statues, pagodas, religious buildings such as manilakang.
    14th the collective religious activities of religious citizens shall, in General, in the religious activities of registered place or places designated by the people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level, and by the religious clergy or comply with the conditions specified in these religious officer.
    15th plans to establish places of worship and procedures should be in accordance with the provisions of the State and the autonomous communities for approval.
    Sites for religious activities shall be in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State and the autonomous communities for registration.
    Religious places of merger, Division, termination or change of registration contents, should be to the original registration authority registration procedures for corresponding changes. 16th alteration, expansion, repair, places of religious activity, approval by the county people's Government religious affairs departments and submitted to the seat of the regional (municipal) Administrative Office (Government) approval of the Religious Affairs Department.
    Area (City) area (the Government) religious affairs departments shall, from the date of receipt of the report in the 30th, on whether to approve the decision.
    Alteration, extension, restoration of places of worship belonging to the cultural relics protection units and shall be in accordance with the cultural relics protection laws and regulations, approval of the competent administrative Department for cultural relics. 17th places of worship shall establish a management organization, practise democratic management.
    Member of the management of sites for religious activities organizations elected through democratic consultation, implementation of the tenure system, and submitted to the registration authority for the record review of the place.
    18th management of sites for religious activities organizations shall establish a sound personnel, finance, accounting, security, fire protection, study, conservation, sanitation and epidemic prevention, religious activities, production and operation management system, go through the local departments concerned under the supervision and guidance.
    Management of sites for religious activities organizations shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State and the autonomous communities, implementation of cultural relic protection safety responsibility system, clear fire-fighting and security responsibilities.
    Article 19th of sites for religious activities in accordance with its self-sustaining capacity and management capability, affordability of local religious citizens, as well as national and State regulations include teaching staff and carry out identification, filing procedures.
    20th article religious activities places held learn by class, should meet following conditions: (a) the field all held learn by class of history; (ii) has quite number of has must religious knowledge of taught vocational personnel; (three) running purpose correct, training content legal; (four) students number not over religious activities places accommodate scale; (five) has more full of students management measures. 21st venues for religious activities organized by class, by the seat of the regional (City) area (the Government) after the Department of religious affairs and submitted to the approval of the autonomous regional people's Government Religious Affairs Department.
    Autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments should be made from the date of receipt of the application within the 30th on whether to approve the decision.
    22nd places of worship within the distribution of religious publications, religious art and religion.
    23rd venues for religious activities in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State and the autonomous communities, set up with the aim of completely autotrophic commercial, tourism and other service industries and public welfare, income as well as income received should be included in the financial and accounting management.
    24th path of religious places, drinking water, lighting, construction of infrastructure, such as radio and television, should be incorporated into the local overall planning of urban and rural construction.
    25th is a key tourist attraction places of worship, can be retained certain funds from income such as tickets, used in maintenance of places of religious activity, protection of cultural relics, tourist facilities improvement and improvement of the environment around.
    26th venues for religious activities should guard against accidents or events that appeared to undermine ethnic unity and social stability.
    Security incident or event, the management of sites for religious activities organizations shall report immediately to the location of the county-level people's Government Religious Affairs Department, and to assist the relevant departments according to law.
    27th held across the region more than places of worship to accommodate large scale religious activities, or in places of worship outside the large-scale religious activities, subject to the following conditions: (a) conformity with religious doctrine, religious observance and religious tradition, (ii) specific programme of activities, including time, location, line, human scale, emergency response plan for major ceremonies, and so on.
    28th article across regional held large religious activities, should according to following provides in intends held day of 30th Qian to corresponding of religious affairs sector proposed application: (a) across Xiang (town) of, to held to of County Government religious affairs sector proposed application; (ii) across County (city, and district) of, to held to of area (City) area (Government) religious affairs sector proposed application; (three) across to (City) of, to autonomous regions Government religious affairs sector proposed application.
    Department of religious affairs should be made from the date of receipt of the application within the 20th on whether to approve the decision, and promptly notify the relevant Department.
    Large-scale religious activities held beyond the scope of the autonomous communities, in accordance with the provisions of the regulations on religious affairs under the State Council.
    Major religious events of township (town) people's Government above the county level, neighborhood offices and people's Government religious affairs, public security, traffic, and other relevant departments, should be based on the implementation and management of their respective duties, ensure the large-scale religious activities in a safe, orderly manner.
    Chapter three religious clerics 29th religious faculty recognized by the religious groups, after people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level may engage in religious educational activities.
    Religious teachers and personnel identification approach, by religious groups is responsible for the development of the autonomous region.
    Article 30th religious teaching staff for officiating religious activities, religious rituals and inherited religious ceremonies were held, finishing engaged in religious books, religious and cultural learning, learning assessment, as well as religious and cultural activities such as research, Exchange, and are protected by law.
    31st religious requirements of teaching staff according to religious citizens, at the home of burial and religious citizens held a simple religious ceremony.
    32nd religious teachers and staff in accordance with provisions of the State and the autonomous communities, enjoy the benefits of social security.
    Article 33rd 31st provided these measures without the approval of the religious affairs of the people's Governments above the county level, religious teachers and staff do not in outside venues for religious activities in ordained followers of the initiations, preaching, missionary, development and religious activities.
    Article 34th religious clergy and religious citizens shall not undermine national unity, endanger national security books, pictures and information.
    Religious citizens shall not require religious teachers and staff read prohibited texts.
    35th has been expelled from the temple origin, without the religious teachers and personnel certificate of persons shall not be engaged in religious activities in their religious teachers and staff capacity.
    Article 36th reincarnation of living Buddhas of Tibetan Buddhism, religious groups, under the guidance of venues for religious activities in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State and the autonomous communities, in accordance with the religious rituals and historical conventions apply.
    Without the approval of the autonomous regional people's Government Religious Affairs Department, no organization or individual may search, finds the living Buddha reincarnation.
    37th to areas other than search, I found the living Buddha reincarnation, by religious groups in our region with relevant provincial (district, municipal) religious groups, autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments in our region.
    Other provinces (regions and municipalities) to my search, finds the living Buddha reincarnation, by the provincial (district, municipal) religious groups in consultation with religious groups in our region, our autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments.
    Article 38th of living Buddha reincarnation of Buddhist activities such as, bar mitzvah, authorises the promotion, by the religious communities and the management of sites for religious activities in accordance with the relevant provisions of implementation, religious affairs departments involved in supervision and guidance.
    39th religious places should develop practical approaches, strengthen the training, education and management of living Buddha reincarnation, reincarnation of living Buddha must be subject to the management of sites for religious activities organization management.
    Scribes of the selected living Buddha reincarnation, cultural teachers, to the management of sites for religious activities organization by the living Buddha reincarnation comments after agreed by the local religious groups, and report to the local people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level.
    40th living Buddha in religious places host or religious activity outside the charity's property, sites for religious activities provided to the Buddha's property and living Buddha in religious facilities, religious sites for religious activities within the Palace supplies, religious places in all, reincarnations can be used and managed. 41st religious teachers and administrators to leave their places of worship in the region out there, and people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level, where the required certificate and the certificate of religious teachers and staff, to the point of practice location of county-level people's Government religious affairs departments.
    After expiration of the Faculty practice of religion, shall promptly return to their places of worship. 42nd district religious clergy invited to engage in religious activities should take the letter of invitation to the religious seat of the Faculty of regional (City) area (the Government) to apply to the Department of religious affairs, reported to the autonomous regional people's Government Religious Affairs Department for approval.
    Receiving area (City) area (Government) departments of religious affairs report, autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments and other provinces (regions and municipalities) people's Government religious affairs departments, and after receipt of the report on whether to approve the decision on the 30th. Invites provincial (district, municipal) religious teachers and personnel to the region to engage in religious activities should be handled by religious groups in our region to apply to the autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments.
    Autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments upon receipt of the application should work with other provinces (regions and municipalities) people's Government religious affairs departments, and after receipt of an application, make a decision on whether to approve within 30th.
    43rd my religious clerics across the region (City), access to places of worship should be the seat of the regional (municipal) Administrative Office (Government) approval of the Religious Affairs Department, and reported to the autonomous regional people's Government Religious Affairs Department.
    Religious teachers and staff in our region to the provincial (district, municipal) and provincial (district, municipal) religious clergy to worship, I learn, should be subject to provincial people's Government religious affairs departments on both sides agreed.
    During the religious activities of religious teaching staff shall comply with the site's rules and regulations, subject to the local people's Government Religious Affairs Department and the management of sites for religious activities management organization. 44th invite foreign religious teachers and personnel to the region for access or religious academic exchanges should be handled by State religious group to apply to the autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments, autonomous regional people's Government religious affairs departments shall, from the date of receipt of the application in conjunction with the Foreign Affairs Department of the autonomous region in the 20th to the municipality presented an audit opinion, autonomous regional people's Government make a decision on whether to approve in the 20th.
    Approved outside my area of religious teachers and staff, shall be subject to the local people's Government Religious Affairs Department and the Foreign Affairs Department of management.
    The 45th overseas Chinese Tibetans to me, sites for religious activities to participate in religious activities, but not for officiating religious activities shall not be ordained, initiations, telling followers of the law, development and activities. Fourth chapter legal responsibility 46th article religious groups, and religious activities places and religious taught vocational personnel violation this approach third article third paragraph provides, using religious for against national security, and public security, prejudice social management order, violations citizens personal right, and democratic right, violations public-private property, illegal activities, plot minor, not constitute crime of, by about competent sector law give administrative punishment; plot serious, constitute crime of, law held its criminal.
    Of damage to citizens, legal persons or other organizations shall bear civil liability.
    47th article of religious groups, places of religious activity in violation of this article 12th paragraph, without receiving overseas donations, donation of property confiscated by the religious affairs of the people's Governments above the county level departments; the circumstances are serious, the registration administration organ shall order the religious bodies, sites for religious activities replace the direct responsible officers.
    48th disobey the 13th article, unauthorized places of worship built outside outdoor religious statues, pagodas, religious buildings such as manilakang, people's Government religious affairs departments at and above the county level shall, in accordance with related laws and regulations, shall be ordered to correct, stop construction, dismantle.
    49th article violates this way to the 16th article, unauthorized alteration, expansion, repair, places of worship, by the people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level shall be ordered to stop construction, dismantle.
    50th places of worship in violation of the article approaches the 21st, organized by class without permission, by people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level shall order rectification has illegally obtained, confiscation of illegal income of violating public security regulations, by the public security organs shall be subject to administrative penalties for public security.
    51st article violation this approach 28th article provides, without religious affairs sector approval, across regional held large religious activities of, by religious affairs sector ordered stop activities; has illegal proceeds of, confiscated illegal proceeds, can and at 1 time times above 3 times times following of fine; which, the activities by religious groups, and religious activities places unauthorized held of, registration management organ also can ordered the religious groups, and religious activities places replaced directly is responsible for personnel.
    52nd religious teachers and personnel violating these rules article 33rd, in unauthorized religious activities outside bar mitzvah, initiations, Christian religious activities such as preaching, missionary activity or development, people's Government religious affairs departments at and above the county level shall be ordered to correct serious, recommended by the people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level relating to religious groups to cancel their religious teachers and staff capacity.
    53rd religious clerics in contravention of this article 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th article without approval or for the record of cross-regional activities, people's Government religious affairs departments at and above the county level shall be ordered to correct serious, recommended by the people's Government religious affairs departments above the county level relating to religious groups to cancel their religious teachers and staff capacity.
    Overseas Tibetans violated these measures outside the 54th article 45th, presided over the religious activities or bar mitzvah, initiations, lecture, law, development activities such as Christians, people's Government religious affairs departments at and above the county level shall be ordered to correct serious and dealt with by the public security authorities in accordance with the immigration laws and regulations.
    55th for breaches of the regulations on religious affairs under the State Council and the other provisions of these measures, laws and regulations such as the regulations on religious affairs had penalties from its provisions. Fifth chapter supplementary articles article 56th these measures shall take effect on January 1, 2007.
                                                                                                      On December 20, 1991, promulgated by the people's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Tibet Autonomous Region abolished at the same time the interim measures for the administration of religious affairs.