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Biden administration urged to address religious persecution in Vietnam

Over 70 international religious organizations and leading human rights experts are urging the Biden administration to address the state-backed persecution of religious minorities in Vietnam, particularly Christians. The government, they say, is employing repressive measures against the communities.


In a joint letter addressed to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top Biden administration officials, the organizations, including 21Wilberforce, ADF International and the  American Association of Evangelicals, are drawing attention to the increasingly repressive measures employed by the communist government against religious groups that resist state control.

In the letter, the signatories express concern over the “rapid escalation of repressive measures against religious groups” over the past year.

They highlight the Vietnamese government’s efforts to force Christians to renounce their faith, crack down on house churches that do not submit to government control, and coerce members of independent religious groups into joining government-controlled organizations.


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