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28 – Myanmar


Region East and Southeast Asia
Leader President Htin Kyaw
Population 54 836 000
Christian 8%
Main Religion Buddhism
Government Parliamentary Government
Rank 28
Score 62
Previous Rank 23
Previous Score 62

Christian converts from Islam or Buddhism face strong pressure from their family, friends and neighbours to recant their Christian faith. With the recently introduced laws, conversion is made very complicated, though not outright forbidden. Christian children are facing discrimination by teachers and fellow students in schools. Persecution comes with a very high level of violence, especially for the Christians in Kachin and Shan State. In January 2015, two teachers sent by the Kachin Baptist Convention to help and teach displaced people and children, were raped and killed in Shan State. Others have been killed when they tried to find shelter in churches. Thousands of Christians have been internally displaced.

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