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Vietnam: remember the suffering church

Christianity started spreading among the Hmong in the highlands of northwest and central Vietnam in the late 1980s, through a Hmong-language Christian radio programme broadcast from Manila. This has led to a remarkable religious transformation in the past three decades.

World Watch Monitor

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Tourist area in Ho Chi Minh City, capital of Vietnam | photo: iStock

Among the 1million Hmong there are now an estimated 400,000 Christians, and the social, economic, and political impacts of religious change – from persecution and migration to lifestyle changes and new gender relations – are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.