Did You Know Bhutan Edition

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in Stories of Persecution

Bhutan

Located at the eastern end of the Himalayas, Bhutan is a land of mystery. Did you know:

As the country moves from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy, the situation is likely to change for believers. The church in Bhutan is no longer an underground church, since Christians are allowed to meet in private homes without any interference from the authorities. However, Christians in remote villages encounter more difficulties. The government is exploring possibilities for church registration, but is also concerned about preventing evangelism and is considering an amendment to the penal code aimed at prohibiting ‘conversion by coercion or inducement’.

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