Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #10: Interreligious Conflict And The Politics Of Interfaith Dialogue In Myanmar


by Nyi Nyi Kyaw

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #10: Interreligious Conflict And The Politics Of Interfaith Dialogue In Myanmar

Price:  US$6.48   (SGD9.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 29 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814843874
SB#:  062977 (150)

About This Book

Amidst successive episodes of interreligious violence in Myanmar between 2012 and 2014, interfaith dialogue emerged as a crucial conflict resolution and prevention mechanism. The present National League for Democracy administration has more actively sought to engage in intrafaith promotion of Buddhism and in interfaith peace and harmony initiatives. Although the National League for Democracy has largely eliminated Buddhist nationalist groups such as Ma Ba Tha, Buddhist identity politics remains influential after the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army's attacks in Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017 and the consequent refugee crisis. Although extreme anti-Muslim Buddhist identity politics may not see a resurgence in the approach to the 2020 general elections, it may come back in more nuanced forms. Interfaith dialogue and other training and activities for interreligious peace and harmony will thus remain relevant to the political scene.


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