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Myanmar

 

More than 85 percent of the population of Myanmar holds to conservative Buddhist tradition, while about 5 percent is Christian, primarily Roman Catholic. Christians struggle to be an authentic voice of the culture of Myanmar while remaining faithful to the gospel.

Ecumenical News International reports that women account for more than half of the students enrolled in Myanmar’s theology classes. Observers say that interest in these 27 theological institutions has risen in response to government curbs on secular colleges after pro-democracy student protests in 1988.

Presbyterian Church of Myanmar
Myanmar Council of Churches
Tahan Theological College

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