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30 – Bhutan


Region South Asia
Leader King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Population 793 000
Christian 2.5%
Main Religion Mahayana Buddhism
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Rank 30
Score 61
Previous Rank 38
Previous Score 56

Christians, which are a small minority among the Bhutanese, still lack any formal status and recognition. Christian converts from Buddhism or a tribal background face strong pressure from their family, friends, and neighbours to recant their Christian faith and return to the traditional religion of Bhutan. Christians are discriminated against in both their private and business lives. Children are facing discrimination and bias by teachers and fellow students in schools and sometimes are even denied access to school. Persecution is usually not violent in Bhutan.

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‘”Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.’


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