The Free Burma Rangers Christian aid organization is warning that the persecution of Christians in Myanmar has “grown exponentially” since the military coup of February 2021 ended the troubled country’s fragile democracy, the WNG.org news outlet reports.
Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar have detained a prominent church leader who previously served as the president of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) denomination in the country’s Kachin state, Christians say.
Myanmar’s prominent Catholic official has warned that Myanmar’s ruling military step up the persecution of critics and others after former democratically leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to another six years in prison.
Myanmar’s ruling military confirmed Monday that it had executed four pro-democracy activists as part of a broader crackdown that also targeted Christian minorities.
Rights groups have reported that more than 132 places of worship, including dozens of churches, have been destroyed by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw army since it carried out a military coup and deposed the country’s democratically elected government in February 2021, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Protecting religious liberty around the world has become more challenging in the last year, advocates said this week ahead of Tuesday’s convening of the second International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington.
Myanmar’s ruling military has destroyed hundreds of Christian homes in recent days while fighting perceived threats to its power base, Christian aid workers told Worthy News.
An influential U.S.-based Christian advocacy group has urged the Biden administration to reverse its “baffling error” and add Nigeria back to its list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC).
Thousands of refugees faced another tense day Thursday after reportedly being forced to flee their Christian village in northwestern Myanmar as the army attacked it.
Thousands of Christian men, women, and children have entered northeast India to escape deadly violence in neighboring Myanmar, Christian leaders, and aid workers say.
Christian rights investigators have urged believers to pray for faith communities after a new report suggested that Myanmar’s minority Christians face genocide by the ruling military.
A leading Christian charity warns that a report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) “may do more harm than good” for persecuted Christians.
Christians in Myanmar gathered for worship Sunday after troops raided churches and news that the junta did not include political prisoners to mark the Buddhist new year.
A leading advocacy group supporting persecuted Christians has urged Americans to boycott the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.
A Myanmar court on Monday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison on what her supporters called trumped-up charges aimed at serving the military rulers.
The new United Nations special envoy to Myanmar has condemned escalating violence in the country after the ruling army reportedly killed up to 38 people on Christmas Eve.
Christians have helped to rebuild a church in the Syrian city of Raqqa that was destroyed during the 2014-2017 Islamic State reign of terror there, CBN reports. The Raqqa church was rededicated following an effort led by the Free Burma Rangers aid agency and the Grace Community Church in Fulton, Maryland.
Myanmar’s ousted elected leader, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years imprisonment Monday on charges including “inciting public unrest.”
Christian aid workers said Wednesday that the church was burned down amid further shelling by Myanmar’s military in the west of the troubled Asian nation.
At least hundreds of people have turned to faith in Christ since Myanmar’s military staged a coup and ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an advocacy group said Thursday.