Conversion Bill Could Increase Persecution in Burma

The Christian minority in Burma already faces severe persecution, but a new bill (if it becomes law) could make things even worse.

Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Burma, also called Myanmar, is expected to worsen if a new religious conversion bill makes it into law.

According to Christian Aid Mission, the upper house of Burma’s Parliament recently passed a bill that would require anyone wishing to convert from one religion to another to go before a registration board, supply personal information, and wait 90 days for government permission.

“Asking a person to go to the government for permission to change their faith, which is an inner personal choice, I think is quite ridiculous and that it would harm Burma in the long run,” said Corey Bailey of International Christian Concern (ICC).

Continue reading at Worldmag.com

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