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Vietnam: Pastor Quang is often beaten and arrested

In this report, you'll meet Rev. Nguyen Hong Quang, a Mennonite pastor who is considered by some to be one of the most hated men among Vietnam's ruling party. A trained lawyer, Pastor Quang has challenged the government repeatedly on its violations of religious freedoms. In the last 20 years, he has been arrested, imprisoned, slandered in newspapers and followed by police. In December 2010, an estimated 500 soldiers and police officers oversaw the demolition of a two-story building that was both Pastor Quang's home and the headquarters of the Vietnam Mennonite Church. Find out how recent events are only encouraging Pastor Quang to continue being a voice for those who have none.

February 07, 2011
Length: 7:39
From One Hundred Huntley Street / The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

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Country Information

Population
97,040,334 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Kinh [Viet] (85.7), Tay (1.9), Thai (1.8), Muong (1.5), Khmer (1.5), Mong (1.2), Nung (1.1), Hoa (1), others (5.3)

Religion (%)
Buddhist (7.9), Catholic (6.6), Hoa Hao (1.7), Cao Dai (0.9), Protestant (0.9), Muslim (0.1), none (81.8%)

Leader
President Nguyen Phu Trong

Government type
Communist state

Legal system
Civil law system

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Vietnam

We can thank the Lord for the tremendous witnessing efforts and steadfast faith demonstrated by the persecuted Christians of Vietnam. May they not be intimidated by governmental stipulations but rather encouraged to stand firm on the promises of God – relying on Him for the wisdom, diplomacy and favour required to deal appropriately with the authorities. Pray for radical changes to take place in the hearts of the country’s leaders, especially those who are responsible for implementing and administering Vietnam's laws, so that the work of the Gospel will continue to thrive.

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