Thai New Year, or Songkran, is known for its country-wide water fight. But there's something quieter, subtler and possibly more beautiful going on at this time of year away from the rowdy streets and many Thai churches are championing this simple way to honour the elderly among them. 

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AuthorChad Loftis
CategoriesAsia, Main Page

It was as if Duang Dao could not help who she was. Her mother was a chronic drinker, her uncle a drug user, and all her friends went out drinking and using drugs - so, at fourteen she began using and selling herself. But after juvenile detention and a new start Dao is finding a whole new power to become someone else.

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We're used to thinking about the top religion in various countries around the world but what about the religion in second place? This map shows the nations of the world by religion that, perhaps, has the second greatest impact in each place.

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Two years ago Jonathan and Genine Thomas moved from South Africa to Thailand to begin the long process of planting a church. As they slowly adjust to their new home they have had to figure out how to make the gospel feel at home, too in this overwhelmingly Buddhist part of the world.

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Thailand is more than 95% Theravada Buddhist and less than 1% Christian. In many provinces of Thailand most people have never met a follower of Jesus. This simple documentary about Visakha Bucha (when the Buddha is said to have been born, to have attained enlightenment and to have died) helps explain some of the culture that guides their daily lives.

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