Saturday, May 24, 2008
Relief denied to Burmese Christians
The ruling military government, or junta, in Burma is being accused of denying relief aid to minority Christians.Because Christian Freedom International (CFI) has worked for years in the country now known as Myanmar, the ministry was able to provide relief to cyclone victims shortly after the storm hit.But now, ministry workers are accusing the Burmese military of diverting aid from areas heavily populated by ethnic Karen villagers.Jim Jacobson, president of CFI,says that move would be consistent with the longstanding policy of the military rulers."There are people in Burma who have faced genocidal persecution ever since World War II," says Jacobson. "... This is a regime that suppresses all of the people, but wages genocidal war against minority Christians .... it's an awful place." CFI is currently wiring donations for relief aid into Burma through its extensive network of underground house churches.
As in the days of Noah...