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Myanmar

Ranked as the #25 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Thein Sein
Government: Unitary constitutional republic

Population: 54.1 million (4.7 million Christians)
Main Religion: Buddhism

Persecution Level: Severe
Source of persecution: Religious nationalism

OVERVIEW OF MYANMAR

MyanmarThe majority of 's people are of Burmese ethnicity, also called "Bama." Being Bama is equated with being Buddhist. Everyone deviating from this heritage is labelled as being potentially dangerous. Pressure comes from two sides: one side is society including the movement of radical Buddhist monks called "969," the other side is the government which supports such movements. Some larger minorities are predominantly Christian like the Chin, or have strong Christian groups like the Kachin and the Shan.

PRAYER POINTS

  • That Thein Sein, President of since 2011, will know Jesus Christ
  • For children from Christian families, who face constant disadvantages in education
  • That minority Christian groups such as the Chin will be kept safe from violence and ravages of war

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