BHUTAN: Christian Workers Deprived of Citizenship

06 June 2023

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

In the kingdom of Bhutan, where Buddhism is regarded as the only acceptable religion. The king identifies himself as the defender of the Buddhist faith, and the government works covertly to discourage the spread of Christianity. Christians are viewed as followers of a foreign, Western religion. There is no opportunity for the legal registration of churches in Bhutan. Christians are often refused citizenship cards and other official documents needed for employment, education and most necessities.

Pastor Deki and her son, Ratno, have been denied citizenship cards because of their Christian work. Pastor Nidup and his wife have been unable to obtain a marriage certificate, meaning their children are treated as “stateless”. The wife of another pastor has struggled to renew her visa to permit her to stay in the country. Please uphold them in prayer.

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    One response to “BHUTAN: Christian Workers Deprived of Citizenship”

    1. K and F says:

      Coming to this site, sure shows that christianity is the most persecuted and hated religion in our world, and has been for a long time. Just like you said in your word, that would happen. That all christians would be hated, just as you were and still are Lord Yeshua.. Please move in this situation to help these christians who live in Bhutan and are treated with much contempt by the buddhist govt. In your precious name we pray.

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