December 13, 2017

Freedom of other religions (Christianity, Hinduism, Islamism, Animism and others) in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Ba Sein
(Religious Affairs)

 

Christianity
About 10 per cent of the entire population of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar takes faith in Christianity. There are many Christian churches and worship centers throughout the country. The Christian people have lived peacefully and harmoniously with other national races of different religions in the Republic of Union of Myanmar since years ago. There are four Christian religious organizations mainly recognized by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and Christian religious leaders and other Christian personnel are allowed to go abroad to attend their religious meetings, conferences, seminars and trainings. Congratulatory messages of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar are sent to the ceremonies of Christian holy days such as Easter Day, Christmas Eve and other festivals. The financial grant is also yearly provided by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to be able to promote and flourish the Christianity in the country. Various kinds of books, magazines and journals on Christianity are freely published and distributed, and also renovations and constructions of churches and worship centers all over the country are allowed. Some of leaders of Christian Religious Organizations are issued traveling free pass in order to tour the whole country to carry out their religious matters and affairs.
Islamism
About 4 per cent of the entire population of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar takes faith in Islamism, and many Islamic mosques, worship centers and religious schools are situated throughout the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Altogether 5 Islamic Religious Organizations are mainly recognized by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and all these organizations are able to perform freely and carry out their religious affairs in accordance with the existing laws and orders of the country. Many leaders of the Islamic Religious Organization and other Islamic personnel are occasionally allowed to go abroad to attend their religious meetings, seminars, conferences and trainings. Congratulatory messages of the Ministry of Religious Affairs are sent to the ceremonies of their holy days and other religious festivals such as the Prophet Mohammed Birthday. Idulfiti day, Iduladwaha day and other significant religious days. Many books, magazines and journals on Islamism are freely published and distributed and financial grant is provided by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to promote and flourish their religion in the country. The Haj Pilgrims from the Republic of Union of Myanmar are yearly sent by the arrangements of Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to fulfill their religious duties there in accordance with five pillars of Islamic faith. Atid also renovations and constructions of mosques and other religious buildings are allowed. Besides, some of leaders of Islamic Religious Organizations are issued traveling free pass to tour the whole country in order to perform and carry out their religious matters and affairs.
Hinduism
About 4 per cent of the entire population of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar take faith in Hinduism, and there are many Hindu temples and worship centers throughout the country. Despite differences among people of different religious of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Hindu people have been living in harmony together with other national people of different religions since years ago. Two Hindu religious organizations are mainly recognized by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and they are freely carrying out their religious affairs in accordance with the existing laws and orders of the country. The financial grant is yearly provided by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Hindu Religious Organizations to promote and flourish their religion in the country. Besides, books, magazines and journals on Hinduism are freely published and distributed. Congratulatory messages of the Ministry of Religious Affairs are sent to their religious ceremonies such as Depavali day and other festivals. Some of leaders of Hindu Religious Organizations are issued traveling free pass to tour throughout the country in order to carry out their religious matters and affairs.
Animism and others
About one per cent each of the entire population of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar takes faith in Animism and others.
From time immemorial, all Myanmar nationalities of different religions in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar extending and attaching great importance to each other, have lived through thick and thin regardless of colour, caste and religion.
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