November 17, 2019

True believers: Faith-based NGOs in North Korea
As long as they avoid evangelism, the DPRK's religious NGOs have considerable room to work
North Korea is known for its government's lack of tolerance towards religion. Defectors have described the torture and execution of Christians, and the UN reports that North Koreans repatriated from China face harsher punishments if they are known to have interacted with Christians.Some scholars and observers draw parallels between the Kim regime’s cult of personality and religion, ranging