Seven Christians Arrested in Laos for Meeting for Worship

Local officials ban Christian services in village.

Lao village structure. (HRWLRF)

(Morning Star News) – Local officials in Laos arrested seven Christians for meeting for worship on Sunday (Sept. 28), according to a rights group. The chief of Boukham village, in Atsaphangthong District, Savannakhet Province, along with village security officials and police arrested the Christians as they ate lunch after meeting for worship in the home […]

Lao Christians Charged with Murder after Praying for Sick Villager

Authorities initially arrest pastor, four others over burial dispute.

Lao village structure. (HRWLRF)

(Morning Star News) – Eager to stop the spread of Christianity, authorities in a village in Laos have charged a pastor and four church members with murder after they prayed for a sick woman who later died, area sources said. The deceased, a mother of eight grown children in Savannakhet Province identified only by her […]

Christian Converts in Laos Told to Leave Faith or Face Expulsion

Eight families under threat of being expelled from village.

Lao village. (News4Christians)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – More than two dozen Christian converts in a village in southern Laos could be expelled for their faith if government officials fail to keep local authorities from violating their constitutional rights, according to an advocacy group. The Christians from eight families in Natahall village, in Savannakhet Province’s Phin District, were […]

Lao Officials Threaten Christians in Three Villages with Expulsion

Villagers call them ‘pigs and dogs’ at public meeting.

Floating restaurant on the Mekong River, Savannakhet, Laos. (Morning Star News via Wikipedia)

LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Local authorities in Laos are threatening Christians in three villages with expulsion unless they renounce their faith, with residents in one village calling the converts “pigs and dogs,” according to an advocacy organization. In a public meeting of Christians and others in Huay village of Atsaphangthong District, Savannakhet Province, local […]

Christians in Laos Resist Severe Pressures to Recant Faith

Communist authorities threaten expulsion from villages.

Village in Laos, where communist officials persecute Christians for their faith,

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – In Lao villages far from the international community’s eye, Christians who refuse to take part in traditions involving worship of ancestral spirits face severe pressures.   Authorities in southern Laos recently tried to force more than 200 Christians in six villages in Savannakhet Province to convert back to traditional, ethnic […]

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