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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
The following report details the recent questioning of two new U.S. ambassadors to Laos and Malaysia by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during their nomination proceedings. Encouragingly both potential future ambassadors recognized not only the need to promote religious freedom, but were familiar with specific situations were religious minorities are facing discrimination. In Laos new converts to Christianity in rural areas are sometimes driven from their homes and occasionally arrested by local authorities, who pressure the converts to renounce their faith. In Malaysia tension over the use of the word 'Allah' to refer to God by Christians is rising as a new court case tries to make such usage illegal. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is to be given credit for posing the questions regarding religious freedom to the ambassadorial nominees.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
A look into the paths that North Korean refugees take to find refuge, and the countries that are helping them.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Karen Christian minority refugees in Thailand risk hunger as Thai government stops donations of rice.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Meeting will have impact on future outreach efforts
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Thailand to crackdown on Burma refugee population, deporting unregistered back to Burma
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
"There is no winner. Everyone has lost."
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Priest talks to crowd and convinces them to not destroy Catholic site.
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Thai archbishop asks religious leaders to help avert civil war
Monday, May 17th, 2010
Churchgoers absent as city turns to firefights
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Thailand continues to stain under ongoing protest, and church responds to tension.
Monday, April 19th, 2010
Church members pray as thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Bangkok, Thailand.
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
This article exposes the Thai border police as pushing refugees back into Burma. This issue is critical as many refugees are forced into a very hostile territory.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
While not directly related to the orphanage ICC supports, this does have implications for all Burma refugees.
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
"The Myanmar junta has long been accused of persecution of the country's ethnic minorities, sparking a continuing exodus. Some 140,000 refugees live in official camps along the Thai-Myanmar border, according to the U.N. refugee agency."
Friday, December 25th, 2009
People are getting ready for tomorrow’s concert and stage performance organised by students at a Catholic educational institution in Bangkok. The show includes a fundraiser for poor children and is open to everyone, regardless of their religion, to share the beauty of the festivity.
Friday, December 18th, 2009
Each Burmese orphan and refugee has a story to tell.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
As more Burmese Christians flee into Thailand ahead of Burma's 2010 elections, the situation in refugee camps becomes worse
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Former Burmese resistance general, Archer Sukkum turned from shedding blood to saving lives. Here, he recounts his journey from the battlefield to poppy fields, before finding his calling to serve the marginalized. As a result, an entire village was transformed.
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
"'Colonel Bounloune, a Laos Peoples Army officer, has been secretly posted to Ban Huay Nam Khao refugee detention center in Thailand with the support of Thai Third Army commanders, where he has overseen the forced closing of Lao Hmong Protestant Christian and Catholic house churches as well as Hmong animist shrines,' said Philip Smith, of the CPPA."
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
The 10 countries of ASEAN (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, and Cambodia) met in Thailand recently, but pushed serious human rights issues to the sidelines to focus on the economy and trade agreements.
Friday, November 7th, 2008
More than 500 senior evangelical leaders gathering in Pattaya, Thailand from October 25-30, 2008, have wrapped up their General Assembly, after five days of intensive discussion to plan the way forward in world evangelization.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Remembering that Matthew (7:14) tells us, "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
As the generals of Gods army, religious leaders give proper guidance.
Sunday, September 9th, 2007
This article highlights the problem of growing Buddhist nationalism in Thailand, citing the concerning example of how such a movement in Sri Lanka has caused a severe erosion of religious liberty.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
Malaysia, a country currently sliding toward Sharia law, has signed an agreement with Thailand to provide Thai teachers with religious training.
Sunday, August 19th, 2007
Bangkoks policy of religious tolerance is coming under pressure. The forces of Buddhist nationalism have been active in the campaign over a new constitution, which culminates in a vote Sunday
Sunday, July 8th, 2007
Muslim bombers have been arrested in Thailand. A debate exists concerning a new anti-terror law and its potential use.
Friday, July 6th, 2007
Despite a move by Buddhists to make Buddhism the national religion, the new draft of the Thai constitutions makes the state secular.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
Suspected Muslim militants beheaded a Buddhist man and shot dead two civilians in southern Thailand on Sunday
Thursday, October 19th, 2006
Faced with persecution and obstacles, the Church does not seek confrontation; instead, it experiences the enthusiasm that comes from bearing witness