Religious liberty threats pose ‘real danger’ in Indonesia, Burma

Source: catholicnewsagency.com

Catholics take part in a candle-lit procession at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Yangon, Myanmar. Credit: Bessie and Kyle via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Washington D.C., Sep 19, 2013 / 01:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The persecution of religious minorities in both Indonesia and Burma pose dangers not only to the two countries, but to the region and the world, says a human rights advocate who specializes in the area.

Speaking Sept. 12 on “Radical Islamism in Indonesia and Militant Buddhism in Burma,” a talk sponsored by the Hudson Institute, Benedict Rogers said that “there is a real danger of these situations feeding off each other.”

He added that religious freedom threats in the region pose “serious consequences for the two countries and beyond.”

Rogers is the East Asia team leader for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a London-based group that investigates religious freedom around the world.

Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country… continue reading at catholicnewsagency.com

Categories: Asia, Indonesia, Islam

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