Living in fear and misery after church attacks in Bangladesh –

Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJVPosted by

A group of ethnic Christians in a remote, hill village in Bangladesh are living in fear after their church was recently attacked by presumed Buddhist mobs. The Bawm Tribal Baptist Church in Sundrapara village in Bangladesh’s Rangamati district of southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) was attacked and vandalized the nights of July 15 and July 22. Established in 2008, the church witnessed the conversion of some 30 ethnic families to Christianity from Buddhism. Most families returned to their old faith, but eight families continued to practice Christianity. Radical Buddhists have allegedly threatened Christian villagers, forcing them to reconvert to Buddhism, which they have refused. However, violence targeting minority ethnic Christians is rare. 

Living in fear and misery after church attacks in Bangladesh –

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