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Burma (Myanmar) - General Fund 75-810

Country/Region: South and East Asia

75-810_4X3.jpg Despite the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and her winning a parliamentary seat in April 2012, little has changed for Burma’s Christians.  The military continues to pursue its agenda of intimidation, violence, rape and trafficking against ethnic minority groups, many of whom are majority Christian.  They face targeted and severe abuse for both their ethnicity and their faith.  In ethnic minority regions the Burmese military has continued to intimidate and harass pastors and other Christian workers, disrupt worship services and destroy churches.  In impoverished areas Christian children are enticed to join government-run schools, where they are prevented from practising their faith and beaten for failing to recite Buddhist scriptures.  Barnabas Aid assists with a number of projects that help Christians in Burma (Myanmar), including Bible distribution, support for orphans, widows and refugees, the construction of churches and Christian schools.

 

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