|Submission Date||December 1, 2020|
|Nominator Personal Information|
|Category||Head of International Organization|
|Organization||Religions for Peace|
|Name||Religions for Peace Myanmar|
|Organization||Religions for Peace Myanmar|
|Phone||(+95) 9 422 33 5500|
Launched in September 2012, Religions for Peace Myanmar is the country’s first full-fledged representative and action-oriented interreligious body for reconciliation, peace and development. It brings together all of the major religious institutions of Myanmar, including the Sitagu International Buddhist Academy; the Ratana Metta Organization (Buddhist); the Myanmar Council of Churches (MCC); the Catholic Church; the Sanatan Hindu Organization in Myanmar; and the Islamic Centre of Myanmar. It works on national, regional and local levels and capitalises on each organisation’s ability to mobilise its existing infrastructure of thousands of local congregations.
Religions for Peace Myanmar has forged new and thriving networks of religious leaders, women, and youth that serve to connect the most grassroots level activists with the highest level of institutional leadership; established multi-stakeholder mechanisms for the promotion of reconciliation and peace during the Rohingya refugee crisis; and enacted an immediate response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 for the protection of Myanmar’s most vulnerable communities.
Throughout its history, Religions for Peace Myanmar has engaged in numerous issues of significant concern for the nation and the region: it has stewarded the success of the ongoing “Religions for Peace Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation and Peace in Myanmar,” an unbiased platform for dialogue which has garnered the support of over 20 foreign governments, countless grassroots movements, and scores of national leaders; it has stewarded freedom of religion and belief as part of the European Union-funded SEA-AIR consortium project to advance interfaith peacebuilding work in South and Southeast Asia; and it has responded immediately to the threat of COVID-19 by supplying 100 pieces of PPE, 240 N-95 masks, 1500 Surgical masks, and food for 300 people in quarantine, along with regulation from health officials and guidance by religious leaders to those communities most in need.
|YouTube Video Link ( If Available )||youtube.com|
|Letter to prove your eligibility:||Eligibility-H.E.-Prof.-Azza-Karam.pdf|
|Nominee's current curriculum vitae or Bio:||Brief-Profile-Religions-for-Peace-Myanmar.pdf|
|Supporting evidence of Nominee’s relevant initiative(s):||Evidence-of-Relevant-Initiatives-Religions-for-Peace-Myanmar.pdf|
|Letter of endorsement:||Letter-of-Endorsement-Religions-for-Peace-Myanmar.pdf|