Myanmar’s Forgotten Christians

The ongoing civil conflict in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, the ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya Muslim population by government forces, and the resultant refugee crisis has made headlines around the globe.

However, the news media and the community of nations are paying scant attention to another civil conflict in Myanmar that pits the regime against a Christian minority group in the Buddhist-majority country. And in recent months, the long-running civil conflict between Kachin Christian forces and the military has been escalating in recent months, as churches are targeted and Christian civilians are persecuted and attacked.