Christianity Grows In Myanmar Despite Persecution

Saturday, August 6, 2016

(Worthy News) - Christianity in Myanmar is growing at a dramatic rate despite threats from Buddhist nationals, according to the UN Population Fund.

The 2014 Housing and Population census shows that Christians now make up 6.2 percent of Myanmar's population. This figure is three million higher than the 4.9 percent result during the last full census in 1983, World Watch Monitor reports .

Although the majority, 88 percent, of population remains Buddhist, nationals reportedly feel that the growth of other religions is threatening the country's Buddhist identity. [ Source ]