Persecution worsens for Christians in post-coup Myanmar, experts say – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

Christians and ethnic minorities in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar are facing increased oppression under the junta that overthrew the civilian government on Feb. 1, experts said during an online forum. The observers warned of the increased danger of persecution of ethnic and religious minorities including Christians in a July 8 panel discussion hosted by U.S.-based International Christian Concern. The panelists also discussed the ICC’s report released June 16, “Caught in the Crossfire: Myanmar’s Christian Minorities Under Tatmadaw Rule,” ucanews.com reported. The report revealed details of Christians in ethnic minority areas such as Kachin, Kayah and Chin states and in Wa state where they have historically faced oppression and persecution under more than five decades of iron-fisted military rule. Nadine Maenza, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said during the discussion that the situation in Myanmar had significantly deteriorated since the coup.

Persecution worsens for Christians in post-coup Myanmar, experts say – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

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