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  • Burma: building protested

    Morning Star News

    Buddhist structures have been erected in a Baptist church compound, it was reported in late October.

    Ethnic Karen Christians in Hpa-An, capital of Karen state, have protested a Buddhist pagoda and a stupa since building began in August. Myaing Kyee Ngu Sayadaw, a revered Buddhist abbot and founder of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, led the building despite the protests of the Christian community. The Karen Buddhist community reportedly did not support the monk’s decision. The Baptist church has been a functioning fixture at the site since 1919.

  • Central Asia: outreach

    Fellowship of European Broadcasters (FEB)

    Reach Beyond is increasing its outreach across Central Asia through media and medical ministries, it was reported in late October.

    Radio programmes continue to air from outside the region, broadcasting information of general interest along with a clear gospel message. Medical caravans have also been in the area over the last three years, the most recent in September when team members went to a remote area they hadn’t visited before.