Religions for Peace-Myanmar (RfP-M) works to advance and strengthen multi-religious collaboration for peace and development. Through multi-religious action, RfP-M has provided support to vulnerable children and their families whilst strengthening child protection systems across Myanmar.
RfP-M promotes peacebuilding and social cohesion initiatives through national initiatives and locally through its local interfaith councils, Interfaith Youth Network and Women of Faith Network. Initiatives are aimed at encouraging local and interfaith dialogues, concern for shared well-being, tolerance and an increase in understanding amongst ethnic and religious groups.
We work throughout Myanmar in advancing the shared moral and spiritual values of Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism to build social cohesion. RfP-M has implemented projects in Shan State, Ayeyarwaddy Region, Bago West Region, Mandalay Region and Yangon Region and launched new initiatives in Kachin and Rakhine states in 2015.
RfP-M focuses on child protection, health, social cohesion and promoting millennium/sustainable development goals. Here is an illustrative sampling of recent and current initiatives.
Provided edutainment to more than 450 youth on the millennium development goals that included discussions, songs, cultural dances and moderated programs to eight carefully selected townships in both remote and urban areas of Yangon.