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Myanmar (Burma)


Myanmar (Burma)     

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at gary@worldconvention.org.

Background

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is bordered by China, Thailand, India, Laos and Bangladesh. The British conquered Burma after three Anglo-Burmese Wars in the 19th century and the country became a British colony (a part of India until 1937 and then a separately administered colony). Burma became an independent nation in 1948.

Religion

Buddhist 80%, Folk 6%, Protestant 5%, Muslim 4%, Hindu 2%, Catholic 2%.

Stone-Campbell Presence

J.C. Choate, Gordon Hogan and others from Churches of Christ made visits to Myanmar beginning in 1963, resulting in a church in Yangon. Since then, Thai and Indian evangelists have worked in the country, producing a few small congregations.

The International Churches of Christ have churches in Pyay and Yangon.

The Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partners with the Myanmar Council of Churches.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 11, 2013

Contact Information

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B. Congregational Information

 

C. Educational Institutions

 

D. Social Service Ministries

 

E. Magazines/Periodicals

 

F. International Ministries

 

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