Vietnam: New Report Released on Current Religious Freedom Conditions for Protestant Christians
October 30, 2007
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFC RLC) today released a report detailing recent religious freedom developments in Vietnam.
Entitled "A Slowdown and New Complications: The Protestant Experience with Religious Freedom in Vietnam," the 21-page document looks closely at developments in 2007, described as a year of improvements, particularly in large cities, but with ongoing challenges relating to church property issues and activities in rural areas.
The EFC RLC report provides detailed information on developments in Vietnam to date, examining church registration realities and the impact of US diplomacy on religious freedom in Vietnam.
Read the report on the EFC website.
- that there will be continuing and genuine progress of religious freedom in Vietnam;
- for protection, encouragement and boldness for Vietnamese Christians who continue to suffer persecution;
- that the Vietnamese church will continue to grow and be strengthened in their hearts, minds, and bodies.
About Religious Freedom and Persecution in Vietnam
- From The Voice of the Martyrs (Canada)
- From Christian Solidarity Worldwide UK
In obedience to Scriptures, the purpose of the EFC Religious Liberty Commission is to promote religious freedom as a fundamental human right*, with a particular focus on Christians. It does this by providing expertise, information and resources to equip, mobilize and network Canadians and organizations, and to influence public policy.
*In accordance with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the 1981 UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.