Vietnam Protest

Is There Really Religious Liberty in Communist Vietnam?

by Mark Tooley

The Communist government of Vietnam continues to restrict religious activity. But a government-organized group of Vietnamese church leaders recently visited the United States to deny this reality, with help from US church groups.

“The government is not interfering into religious affairs,” insisted Le Quang Vinh, chairman of the National Committee for Religious Affairs. His delegation was hosted in New York and Washington, D.C., by Church World Service (the relief arm of the National Council of Churches) and by the United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

Specifically, Vinh’s delegation wanted to denounce the Vietnam . . .

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Mark Tooley directs the United Methodist committee of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (www.ird-renew.org) in Washington, D.C.

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