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.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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