The ruling military junta in Burma ruthlessly crushes all dissent and is on the offensive against ethnic minority insurgencies. Many of these pro-democracy minorities have large Christian communities. The Karen people - nearly 20 per cent of Burma's population - are 40 per cent Christian and like others are still fighting for self-determination. Whilst the junta's interest is power, not ideology, it arms Buddhist militias to attack the Christians amongst the restive ethnic groups - a government-sponsored religious war within the larger civil war. This army offensive has created over a million internally displaced people, many of whom are constantly on the move through the dense jungles of eastern Burma. Many of those suffering and dying are Christians.
Please pray for peace with justice in Burma, and for wisdom, grace, strength and provision for Burma's suffering Church. See also