Myanmar (Mission Network News) – Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is facing harsh international criticism for its persecution of the Muslim Rohingya people. But what’s less known is the fierce persecution that Christians also suffer in Myanmar.
Greg Kelley with World Mission explains, “The persecution that [Christians] face there is different. It’s in the form of Buddhism. And I think a lot of times we think of Buddhism as a peaceful religion, but it’s very aggressive and violent towards Christians.”
The Myanmar population is 87.9 percent Buddhist and only 6.2 percent Christian. And on Open Doors’ World Watch List, Myanmar is ranked at number 28 with a “very high” Christian persecution rating.
Kelley shares a story about a Christian family in Myanmar that World Mission learned about from one of their national ministry partners.