A Concerning Proposal in Burma

After a few weeks off, I’m writing about international persecution again for WORLD. My latest article (published yesterday) is about worrisome proposed legislation that would require government approval for religious conversion. 

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has taken steps in recent years toward freedom and democracy from the iron-fisted military regime that ruled until 2011. But many groups were outraged by a recently proposed religious conversion bill they say is a step backwards.

The parliament of Myanmar released a draft bill in May that would require anyone who wanted to change faiths to apply for government permission.

Sooyoung Kim, International Christian Concern’s regional manager for Southeast Asia, said the bill would require multiple steps of government approval to convert, making it sound “practically impossible.”

You can read the entire story at WORLDmag.com.

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