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Thomas Maresca

Thomas Maresca is an author at Religion News Service.

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The Church of Almighty God members detail arrests in China, seek asylum

March 25, 2019

SEOUL (RNS) — Leaders of the Church of Almighty God, which has been labeled a cult by Chinese officials, say thousands of their fellow worshippers have been arrested over the past year. Some church members have fled to South Korea to seek asylum.

Obama heads to Myanmar as ethnic and religious tensions percolate

November 12, 2014

SITTWE, Myanmar (RNS) As Myanmar steps into the spotlight this week, the worsening plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority is casting a shadow over the country’s hopes for democratic reforms.

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