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Burmese lawsuit against Kachin Baptist leader

Postby Haruo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:01 am

Evergreen recently shared this letter from Valley Forge about a lawsuit faced by Rev. Samson, a Kachin Baptist leader who recently spoke at a White House event on religious persecution.
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Re: Burmese lawsuit against Kachin Baptist leader

Postby Haruo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:08 am

This article from The Irrawaddy gives some useful background and additional information.
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Re: Burmese lawsuit against Kachin Baptist leader

Postby Rvaughn » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:59 am

Thanks for the information, Leland. May the Lord watch over these ones.
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Re: Burmese lawsuit against Kachin Baptist leader

Postby Haruo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:08 pm

Charges have been dropped. But the Kachin (and all other religiously and/or linguistically distinct minorities in the country) are still subject to various kinds of harassment. Only Burmese speakers who profess Buddhism have full support from the government (and especially the military).
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Re: Burmese lawsuit against Kachin Baptist leader

Postby Rvaughn » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:42 pm

Thanks, Leland. Good to know the charges have been dropped.
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Re: Burmese lawsuit against Kachin Baptist leader

Postby Dave Roberts » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:39 am

There are so many places where religious liberty isn't even an afterthought.
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