New Christians, Christian Rohingyas in Bangladesh Face Persecution from Muslim Families

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Christians make up just 0.3 percent of the population of Bangladesh. And it’s difficult for that number to grow.

Persecution

Peter Mazumder is the national director of Asian Access in Bangladesh. He says sharing the Gospel is constitutionally protected in Bangladesh, but it still often brings persecution, especially from Muslim groups.

“Over the last three years, 11,300 Christians have been displaced from their houses. Fundamentalist groups will even burn the houses.”

Police have watched many of these attacks but did nothing to stop them. “This is a common phenomenon,” Mazumder says. “When people come to the Lord out of the Muslim majority background, they are not welcomed. And they are just kicked out from their families.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray many unreached people in Bangladesh would hear about Jesus and His love for everyone.
  • Ask God to especially protect Christians who come out of Muslim families.