Posts Tagged ‘ Burma ’

Christians in Burma Patiently Endure Building of Pagodas on Church Lands

May 13th, 2016 | By

Striving for a peaceful legacy, Christians in Burma (also called Myanmar) are choosing to patiently endure an influential Buddhist monk’s campaign to build pagodas on church properties. Still this is a “taking” of church property by Buddhists with government permission

Burma (Myanmar) Military Offensive Displaces Kachin Christians

Nov 24th, 2015 | By

Artillery and air strikes by Burma (Myanmar) government forces on rebel bases in Kachin state in the past week displaced hundreds of ethnic Kachin, a predominantly Christian people long targeted in part because they are not Buddhist.

MISSION WATCH: Burmese Christians Denied Aid After Heavy Flooding, Group Says

Sep 1st, 2015 | By

Burmese Christians are being denied aid by local Buddhist authorities after devastating flooding killed more than 100 people, while many survivors remain afloat in boats and others return to homes or fields sealed in mud, missionaries have told BosNewsLife.

Myanmar Seeks To Pass Religious Conversion Bill

May 28th, 2014 | By

Myanmar’s (Burma) government is trying to measure public support for a religious conversion bill put forward by nationalist Buddhist monks that would require anyone who wants to convert to another faith to get permission from local authorities.

If passed, anyone found guilty of proselytizing could face up to a year in prison.