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Burma’s Beleaguered Baptists

posted on October 22, 2018

For Christianity Today, Lee Williams reports that the Myanmar army, which violently forced thousands of Rohingya Muslims out of their homeland in southwest Myanmar, are also persecuting the Christian Kachin, a minority religious group that lives in the northern area of the country. Williams writes, “The Kachin people have long embraced their Christian heritage, dating back to the early 1800s when missionary Adoniram Judson came to then-Burma and translated the Bible into Burmese. He planted a number of Baptist churches, and his spiritual descendants make up much of the Kachin’s 1.2 million people.” Thousands of Kachin who have been driven from hundreds of villages are currently residing in camps for internally displaced people, many of which are run by Baptist churches.

Read at Christianity Today