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Caution urged on freedom in Burma

by a staff reporter

RAPID rapid political change in Burma is bringing with it growing religious freedom, an ecumenist in the country.

The general secretary of the Myanmar Council of Churches, the Revd Saw Shwe Lin, says that there is “now more freedom at every level”. Prayer meetings and worship at home are being allowed to go ahead. Christian magazines are also begin­ning to emerge, freed by the withdrawal of state monitoring.

Mr Lin, a pastor in the self-supporting Karen Baptist ...

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