Myanmar (Burma) – October Update 1
Despite the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and her winning a parliamentary seat in April 2012, little has changed for Burma’s Christians.
They face severe abuse for both their ethnicity and their faith. In ethnic regions, the Burmese military continues to intimidate and harass pastors and other Christian workers, disrupt worship services and destroy churches.
In impoverished areas, Christian children are enticed to join government-run schools, prevented from practising their faith and beaten for failing to recite Buddhist scriptures.
Barnabas Fund assists with projects in Burma, including:
- Bible distribution,
- support for orphans,
- widows and refugees,
the construction of churches and Christian schools.