Hmong Christians in the Nghe An province of Vietnam are suffering from severe persecution.
According to Morning Star News, officials in the province are trying to create “Christian-free zones” where they are able to operate “with no conscience or humanity”.
Most Vietnamese follow traditional animist teachings, and many who convert to Christianity face rejection and even persecution from their family members and communities. Vietnamese authorities pressure relatives of Christian converts to drive Christians from their homes and exile them.
The only hope these Christians have of re-joining their communities is if they renounce their new faith.
These forms of persecution, which are especially brutal in the Nghe An province, have primarily affected members of the Vietnam Good News Mission Church (VNGNMC) and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam-North (ECVN-N). The churches have reported that since April, gangs have come to terrorise congregants in the villages of Hoi Tu and Na Ngoi.
Leaders from both churches have appealed to government authorities for intervention and support, but all their attempts have been unsuccessful. The Vietnamese government has not responded to any of their pleas for assistance.
Source: International Christian Concern
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