WASHINGTON, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Interfaith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma will host a press briefing of first-hand accounts of the Burmese Military's human rights violations. Pastor Bob Roberts, who just returned from visiting the Kachin region, and two Kachin Christians who escaped the persecution will speak about their experience in Burma under the rule of the Buddhist majority and the latest activity by the military to oust religious minorities from the country.
The Faith Coalition is calling on the U.S. government to more aggressively intervene in the situation and to engage in sanctions against the Burmese government and its military. Since August 2017 more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Burma due to horrific conditions of torture, rape, and murder at the hands of the Burmese government. The Kachin Christians are now facing the same treatment as the genocide continues.
What: Persecution of Kachin Christians in Burma
Who: Rev. Bob Roberts, Senior Pastor at the Northwood Church in Dallas, Texas
Sut Nau Ndayu, President of Kachin National Organization, USA
Khan Naw, Kachin Baptist Minister
Bamai Nhkum, Kachin National Organization, USA
When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Where: National Press Club – Zenger Room
529, 14th St. NW
Washington DC 20045
"We are the Easter people of hope and light [when] there is suffering and hopelessness, we cannot sit and do nothing. We are calling on President Trump to help the people of the region. Our brothers and sisters cannot keep suffering at the hands of these thugs. Kachin and Rohingya people need to be repatriated to their country and villages with full rights" said Pastor Bob Roberts.
The Faith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma, is a united group of American faith leaders from diverse religious backgrounds who have come together out of a deep concern for the suffering of the indigenous Rohingya of Burma/Myanmar who face the risk of genocide and annihilation at the hands of the Burmese military.
SOURCE Interfaith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma