Vietnam is a one-party Communist state. It is a major manufacturing center and a growing consumer market.
The government controls all religious activities. Religious organizations are required to register, and Christians and churches face land confiscations. In particular, minority groups face government harassment. Pastors and churches are subject to arrest, interrogation and beatings. Local authorities in rural areas target new believers for especially harsh treatment, including village expulsion.
VOM trains hundreds of Christian leaders and supports tribal pastors in remote villages.
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