Christianity Grows In Myanmar Despite Persecution

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(Worthy News) - Christianity in Myanmar is growing at a dramatic rate despite threats from Buddhist nationals, according to the UN Population Fund.

The 2014 Housing and Population census shows that Christians now make up 6.2 percent of Myanmar's population. This figure is three million higher than the 4.9 percent result during the last full census in 1983, World Watch Monitor reports .

Although the majority, 88 percent, of population remains Buddhist, nationals reportedly feel that the growth of other religions is threatening the country's Buddhist identity. [ Source ]

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4 thoughts on “Christianity Grows In Myanmar Despite Persecution

  1. jesus said you ' ll persecuted because of my great saving. we Christians have to pray one another. I thank worthy news for informing me

  2. As a matter of fact, the Asian countries were rocky ground for evangelism and now the rocky grounds are turning like fertile soil.

    Korea was a Buddhist country, the population of Christianity in Korea was 1% in 1900, but the Christian population of South Korea is around 30% now. Likewise, in many Asian countries, the rocky grounds are transformed as fertile grounds; thus through persecution, the Church is growing. In 1960, hardly any Christian in Nepal which was the only Hindu nation in the world. Now, the growth of Christianity in Nepal is the fastest in the world.

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