Bulgaria is a Balkan state that adjoins Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania.  It has been a nation since the 5th century but rarely an independent state.  It was ruled by Ottoman Empire for about 500 years, then later under Communist rule until 1989.  Orthodoxy was the state religion until Communism took over in 1945.  The Communists persecuted Christians and manipulated the denominational leadership.  The Orthodox church needs renewal, as it was weakened during the Communist regime, and it is largely for identity rather than religion.  Religious freedom is still not completely recognized but there […]
Brunei is a small country enclave within the area of Malaysia.  It has some interesting facts.  It is one of the riches states in Asia due to their oil and gas reserves, and has free education and health care, no income tax for most, and heavily subsidized housing, fuel and food.  The Sultan rules as an absolute monarch and maintains the traditions of a Muslim monarchy that dates back to the 15th century.  The Christian church does exist there, but under difficult conditions.  Evangelism is illegal, no foreign Christian workers are permitted, and importing Bibles […]

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