Posted by: becketfund | July 17, 2007

Cambodia: Government Bans Proselytism, Distribution of Religious Literature

Agence France Presse reports that Cambodia’s Ministry of Cults and Religions has issued a new directive aimed at limiting proselytism and distribution of religious literature, amid fears that children were being enticed into abandoning Buddhism in favor of other religions, primarily Christianity. Distribution of religious literature will now be permitted only at churches, and Christian groups will no longer be allowed to engage in door-to-door proselytism. Additionally, all proposals for new churches will need to receive approval from the Ministry before construction can begin.

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