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Bangladesh

Our work is in partnership with the Church of Bangladesh. The PC (U.S.A.) provides financial support for Christian Mission Hospital in Rajshahi.

Christians make up less than one-half of 1 percent of the population of Bangladesh, which is a majority Muslim country, and often suffer from discrimination in the Muslim-dominated government. In the educational system and business sectors, many Christians are from non-Bengali tribal backgrounds and suffer from ethnic discrimination as well. Bengali is the major ethnic group in the country, comprising 90 percent of the population.

The Church of Bangladesh focuses on supporting parish life and nurturing ecumenical relations. The church is part of the National Council of Churches in Bangladesh.

Presbyterian World Mission works in partnership with the Church of Bangladesh.
The Church of Bangladesh was formed in 1970 from the merger of the English Presbyterian and Anglican churches in East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971. The Church of Bangladesh established a partnership with the PC(USA) in 1991.

Mienda Uriarte, Area Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific, mienda.uriarte@pcusa.org
Yesenia Ayala, Mission Specialist, Yesenia.ayala@pcusa.org