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Bhutan

Our Scripture says in Romans 13:1 that we are to submit under the authority. Bhutanese Christians abide by this. Your most honorable judge, I am ready to lay down my life.
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About Bhutan

  • Leader:King Jigme Wangchuck
  • Government:Constitutional monarchy
  • Population:778,212 (20,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Mahayana Buddhism
  • Persecution Level:Moderate
  • Source of Persecution:Religious nationalism

Bhutan is stuck between two giant neighbors: India to its south and China to its north. It does not often appear in international headlines, but gained some fame for its invention of the Gross National Happiness product in order to measure its citizens’ overall well being. Politically, not much has changed in Bhutan as of late, where democracy seems to be establishing firmer roots, albeit in a climate in which all parties agree with the dominance of Buddhism and the king is cherished. The situation of Christians, which are a small minority among the Bhutanese, has remained more or less stable, which means that they continue to lack any formal status or recognition and are persecuted for not adhering to the Buddhist national heritage.

Prayer Points for Bhutan

  • Pray for Christians who are cut off from water supplies and other community resources.
  • Pray for believers who violate the anti-conversion law by leaving the Buddhist faith.
  • Pray for efforts to persecute Christ’s own in Bhutan to actually strengthen and unite them.

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