Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Works

Title

Christianity and Human Rights in Vietnam: The Case of Ethnic Minorities, 1975-2007

Document Type

Book Chapter

Abstract

"Those who protest injustice are people of true merit."-Ho Chi Minh 1

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) is a signatory of the Universal De­claration of Human Rights and has constitutional articles regarding freedom of religion. Since reunification of the two Vietnams in 1976, religious bodies of all kinds have seen some progress in relaxation of government controls on the practice of religion. Without doubt, this progress has been minuscule in the experience of Montagnard Christians in the southern Central Highlands and nearly nonexistent for newer ethnic minority evangelicals, such as the Hmong of northwest Vietnam.2

Department(s)

Biblical and Theological Studies; Religious Studies Program

Publication Title

Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice

First Page

195

Last Page

212

Publication Date

2009

ISBN

0739124722

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