MYANMAR: Imprisoned Pastor Cannot Leave Wa State
  • 26 March 2020

Rev Ai was arrested in 2018 along with other Christian leaders during a separatist crackdown in Wa State. His family struggled while he was in prison, and members of the Wa State Army prevented other believers from helping them. Ai was released after several months, but the situation remains very difficult for Christians in the […]

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LAOS: Destroyed House Church Now Larger than Before
  • 20 February 2020

Most Laotians consider themselves Buddhist, but they generally practise a syncretistic version of Buddhism mixed with tribal animism. Christianity is viewed as an American religion or as a tool of the CIA to undermine the Laotian regime. Believers are persecuted by family members or village authorities who are concerned that Christians offend the spirits. In […]

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SRI LANKA: Pastor Harassed by Mob and Police
  • 20 February 2020

As believers gathered for worship in the village of Ihala Yakkura on the morning of 2 February, a mob of around 150 people, led by Buddhist monks, arrived and disrupted the service by questioning the owner of the premises. The pastor called the police, who were able to maintain peace until the service concluded, even […]

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