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News Myanmar » Religion: Buddhism, Burma, and Politics via Religion Dispatches

News channel or source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2018/02/buddhism-burma-politics-via-religion-dispatches.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Religion Dispatches (RD) posted an interview last week with Matthew Walton discussing his book on Buddhism and politics in contemporary Burma. Walton is the Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies at St Antony’s College at the ...

News Myanmar » Religion: Myanmar bulldozes Rohingya villages after 'cleansing' campaign: group

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-villages/myanmar-bulldozes-rohingya-villages-after-cleansing-campaign-group-idUSKCN1G70W9
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Knut Ostby, the interim U.N. coordinator for Myanmar, said in a release the immediate concern was to provide humanitarian aid to people in need, “irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, gender or citizenship status”. “More than 40 percent of ...

News Myanmar » Religion: Buddhism And Politics in Myanmar: An Author Interview

News channel or source: http://religiondispatches.org/buddhism-and-politics-in-myanmar-an-author-interview/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

His approach to studying religion and politics has strongly influenced one of my current projects, a critical study that’s attempting to disaggregate and better understand the phenomenon of “Buddhist nationalism” in Myanmar.

News Myanmar » Religion: 'I Feel Trapped.' Rohingya Muslims Describe a Life of Fear in Myanmar's Biggest City Yangon

News channel or source: http://time.com/5154730/myanmar-muslims-violence-rohingya/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

“It’s totally not true that Muslims in the cities like Yangon have no freedom of movement or lack the same rights as other populations,” said Aung San Win, director general of Myanmar’s Ministry of Religion. “Everyone is granted rights to freedom ...

News Myanmar » Religion: GLOBAL FAITHS: Every nation has a favored religion or para-religion

News channel or source: http://www.goshennews.com/news/lifestyles/global-faiths-every-nation-has-a-favored-religion-or-para/article_795d6ead-fafc-5f88-ac02-e9fc26154e65.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Myanmar, Laos and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s constitution calls for the state to promote the teaching of Buddhism. One country in the world, Israel, names Judaism as its state religion. Thirteen countries of the world identify Christianity as their state ...

News Myanmar » Religion: MEP visits Rohingya refugee camp in Myanmar, finds desperate conditions

News channel or source: https://news.err.ee/685357/mep-visits-rohingya-refugee-camp-in-myanmar-finds-desperate-conditions
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

"It's not like there's one religion that only deals in niceties, and the others have both nice and bad traits," Paet said. "As Myanmar has shown, there are attacks on the Rohingya by local men of faith as well." EU demands access for international ...

News Myanmar » Religion: Oxford University’s Complicity in Myanmar’s Genocide Denial

News channel or source: https://www.mintpressnews.com/how-oxford-university-is-complicit-in-myanmar-genocide-denial/237808/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Dr Jacques Leider is a well-known adviser to the Myanmar military who denies Rohingya identity ... at no point did OUP consult one of the only history professors specialising in Rakhine religious communalism as a referee, Michael Charney of the School ...

News Myanmar » Religion: FEATURE: Cardinal Bo: As Lent Approaches, Myanmar Can Only Cry for Its People in Exodus

News channel or source: https://zenit.org/articles/feature-cardinal-bo-as-lent-approaches-myanmar-can-only-cry-for-its-people-in-exodus/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

“Myanmar as a country raised the threshold of hope in the recent past. The dawn of democracy provoked dreams of human security. Unfortunately, during the last year, hate speech and religious manipulation has dragged the country into a nightmare ...

News Myanmar » Religion: Myanmar, Germany to jointly conserve cultural heritage

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/21/c_136988529.htm
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Meanwhile, Myanmar is striving for enlisting Bagan, lying in the central part of the country, as one of the world's cultural heritages with thousands of religious edifices and pagodas. Cooperation is being made with intellectuals and technicians for the ...

News Myanmar » Religion: Myanmar bulldozes Rohingya villages after 'cleansing' campaign

News channel or source: https://bdnews24.com/neighbours/2018/02/23/myanmar-bulldozes-rohingya-villages-after-cleansing-campaign
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Knut Ostby, the interim UN coordinator for Myanmar, said in a release the immediate concern was to provide humanitarian aid to people in need, “irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, gender or citizenship status”. “More than 40 percent of people ...