Thursday, March 29, 2012

USCIRF 2012 Annual Report

Originally posted at United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) just released the 2012 Annual Report. In this report, there is a section dedicates about the “Khmer Buddhism” and mentioned that "The situation of the ethnic Khmer Buddhists has been an underreported problem in the State Department‘s Religious Freedom report."
USCIRF’s report recommends to the U.S. government to urge the Vietnamese government to "allow the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and the Khmer Buddhists to operate legally and independently of the official Buddhist organizations and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, including allowing the UBCV's Provincial Committees and Buddhist Youth Movement to organize and operate without restrictions or harassment;"