Split Vietnam church 'hopes to reunite soon'
The Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) operates as two separate entities, with a northern church and one in the south, a split that persists long after the 1975 communist victory reunited the two halves of the country (Straits Times)
Thousands of Hmong return home after security forces break up gathering in Vietnam: preacher
Thousands of ethnic Hmong have returned to their homes after Vietnamese security forces broke up more than a week of religious activities near the northwestern border with Laos, a church official said Monday. (Associated Press)
Rare rally tests Vietnam's religious tolerance
Vietnam has deployed troops to contain a rare mass protest by ethnic Hmong people that is testing the government's tolerance of minority Christians, just weeks after human rights activists accused leaders of persecuting another hill tribe. (Reuters)