Report: Christians in Burma forced to convert to Buddhism

Report: Christians in Burma forced to convert to Buddhism

Originally posted by Buddhadharma.

Christians from the Chin ethnic minority group are being forced to convert to Buddhism in Burma.

 

 According to the Chin Human Rights Organisation (CHRO), Christians from the Chin ethnic minority group are being forced to convert to Buddhism in Burma. Stating that the coerced conversions are the result of state policies, the CHRO has released a 160-page report titled ” ‘Threats to Our Existence’: Persecution of Ethnic Chin Christians in Burma.” The report is based on more than 100 interviews conducted over the last two years.

In the CHRO press release, the group states:

“The report reveals ongoing violations of religious freedom in Burma’s Chin State under the new government led by President Thein Sein, including violations of the right to freedom of religious assembly; coercion to convert to Buddhism, the religion of the majority ethnic Burman population; and the destruction of Christian crosses in Chin State.”

For more on this story, you can also read a report by Stoyan Zaimov, a reporter for theChristian Post.

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