Another pastor taken captive by Buddhist rebels

Monday, February 25, 2019
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

religious persecution 620x300A persecution watchdog group is concerned about increased dangers for Christians in parts of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Pastor U Thar Tun was taken from his home on February 13 in Rakhine State by the Arakan Army. Gina Goh with International Christian Concern explains that the Arakan Army is a Buddhist rebel group known for its intolerance of other religious groups, particularly Muslims and Christians.

Goh says the 50-year-old pastor's congregation and others in the area are very concerned about his disappearance. It was just a month ago that pastor Tun Nu, also from Rakhine state, was abducted by the Arakan Army and his death was confirmed earlier this month.

"We still pray for his survival and his safety, but a lot of people feel pessimistic given pastor Tun Nu's case," Goh shares with OneNewsNow, "and hopefully if the Burmese government cares enough, they can interfere and try to negotiate for his release."

Goh says while a lot of attention has been paid to the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State, it is alarming to see Christian persecution on the rise in the region. "There seems to be this type of hostility that's growing towards Christians," she says.

Pastor Tun Nu was among pastors in Myanmar associated with the mission organization Gospel for Asia.

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