Two Pastors in Bhutan Jailed without Charges

Interior minister cites ‘proselytizing,’ but police find no evidence.

Bhutan Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs Damcho Dorji. (Facebook)

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – Two pastors in southern Bhutan have spent more than a month in jail without being formally charged. Police arrested M.B. Thapa (aka Lobzang) and Tandin Wangyal in Khapdani village in Samtse District on March 5. Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs Damcho Dorji said at a recent press conference that […]

Equal Rights for Christians in Bhutan Stalled

‘Anti-Conversion’ law quietly enacted while proposal for religious freedoms stymied.

Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley of Bhutan, where religious freedom for Christians is lacking.

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – While Bhutan’s government has quietly enacted an “anti-conversion” law that Christians fear will be used against them, a proposal to grant Christians the right to construct church buildings and form organizations remains stalled.   The government of Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley – the first democracy after the Buddhist nation’s bloodless […]