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  • Religious liberty threats addressed at ERLC event

    August 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Religious liberty threats addressed at ERLC event

    Religious freedom in Southeast Asia faces threats from required registration regimes and non-government forces, panelists said at a Capitol Hill discussion co-hosted by a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) joined with two other advocacy organizations to hold the July 26 event – titled “Lessons from Southeast Asia: State and Non-State Threats to Religious Freedom” …

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  • World’s worst religious freedom violators evaluated

    January 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    World’s worst religious freedom violators evaluated

    The Trump administration’s first designation of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom received the same evaluation as the last list under President Obama – good but not good enough. The State Department announced Jan. 4 the re-designation of the same “countries of particular concern” announced in April 2016 by the Obama administration.

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  • ‘The Lord blessed’ Vietnamese fellowship’s meeting

    August 7 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘The Lord blessed’ Vietnamese fellowship’s meeting

    More than 1,100 people registered onsite for the annual meeting of the Vietnamese Baptist Fellowship of North America, a Southern Baptist fellowship of 160 churches. More than 1,400 attended the fellowship’s praise and worship service. The fellowship met in Charlotte for worship, fellowship, encouragement and to build unity.

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  • Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    July 24 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    Khoung Rolan was born in a small Montagnard village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. His grandfather was a general in the Vietnamese army, and his father worked in the communist government. Through the witness of a cousin, Rolan and two of his sisters became Christians. …

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  • Vietnamese seek ‘next step’ during annual meeting

    August 11 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vietnamese seek ‘next step’ during annual meeting

    In an apparent effort to better fulfill its purpose, the Vietnamese Baptist Fellowship of North America at its annual meeting moved to nearly double its budget. It is $56,000 this year; messengers voted to make it $100,000 for 2017. “We had much discussion about this,” said Paul Cao, vice president.

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  • Unity for Vietnam’s Baptists is pastor’s next goal

    February 19 2016 by Don Graham, IMB | with 0 comments
    Unity for Vietnam’s Baptists is pastor’s next goal

    When Christian Phan felt God’s call to plant a church in Vietnam in 2007, he never dreamed it would lead to a new three-story building – one of the first public places of worship built in Ho Chi Minh City in decades – and, now, the launching of an entire denomination.

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  • Gospel travels through friends from Virginia to Vietnam

    November 16 2015 by Marie Curtis, IMB | with 0 comments
    Gospel travels through friends from Virginia to Vietnam

    Since fleeing Vietnam as refugees in 1979, Chum and Coi Truong have made numerous trips back. But the trip from Fredericksburg, Va., to Vietnam in July 2015 was different. Not only were their American friends joining them, but this was their first time to return as believers in Jesus Christ.

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  • Vietnam veterans to receive Southern Baptists’ thanks

    June 12 2015 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Vietnam veterans to receive Southern Baptists’ thanks

    Southern Baptists will say thank you on June 16 during their annual meeting to the nearly 9 million Americans – including an estimated 1 million Southern Baptists – who served in the Vietnam War. The commemoration coincides with a national effort signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2012 to honor Vietnam veterans ...

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  • 1975: Vietnam orphans ‘miracle’ journey

    April 10 2015 by Gregory Tomlin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    1975: Vietnam orphans ‘miracle’ journey

    Vietnamese orphans boarded a patched-up boat in 1975 for a “miracle” journey to freedom. “When I look back on my journey, it reminds me of the movie ‘The 10 Commandments’ when Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt,” said Thomas Ho, who was one of the oldest children in the orphanage.

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  • Vietnam etched on Sam James’ heart

    February 10 2014 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    Vietnam etched on Sam James’ heart

    Sam James and wife Rachel spent more than 20 years sharing the gospel with the Vietnamese people, touching thousands of lives. Years later, James was overseeing the construction and development of a new training center near Richmond, Va. known today as the International Learning Center.

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  • Vietnam’s repression extends to Catholics

    October 16 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vietnam’s repression extends to Catholics

    Catholics in northern Vietnam protesting against the long-term detention of two parishioners have run afoul of authorities in the Southeast Asian country.

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  • Vietnam’s human rights abuses receive congressional attention

    Human rights abuses in Vietnam are receiving attention from the U.S. House of Representatives, with a particular focus on the religious oppression of ethnic minority Christians and other groups. 

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  • Vietnam’s decree is a blow to Christianity

    March 13 2013 by Baptist Press, World Watch Monitor | with 0 comments
    Vietnam’s decree is a blow to Christianity

    Vietnam’s latest changes in enforcement of its highest law regarding religion clarify the country’s intent to especially control the spread of Christianity, according to an authority on Vietnamese Protestant Christianity, World Watch Monitor has reported.

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  • Ho Chi Minh City ‘moving forward’

    March 21 2012 by Ivy O’Neill, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ho Chi Minh City ‘moving forward’

    Even at midnight, the city isn’t silent. The night air is punctuated with the honking of horns and the music of karaoke bars. Even the scream of power tools from high-rise construction sites continues well into the night.

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  • Friends labor daily to create Vietnamese translation

    December 20 2008 by Bob Burchette, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments

    Gene Fuller and his wife, Carol, are Wycliffe Bible translators, and also work with Montagnards at Rankin Baptist Church in Greensboro where First Montagnard Baptist Church has been established. Samuel is a Montagnard, a French term which means “mountaineer” and refers to the tribal people in the highlands of Vietnam.

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