who we are

Who We Are

Patrons of Religions for Peace-Myanmar

Ven. Dr. Dhammasami, Chief Abbot, Oxford Buddha Vihara, Buddhist Chaplain to Oxford University

Ven. Dr. Seikinda , Dhammaduta, Dean, International Theravada Buddhist University

His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo , Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon

Core Group Members

Core Members maintain oversight of the administrative, programming and financial management and auditing of RfP-M activities. Core members are chosen for their exemplary leadership amongst their constituency and in interfaith activities.

Executive Council

The Executive Council of RfP-M consists of representative leaders from different religious traditions and individuals who have exhibited proven record of leadership and engagement in the promotion of peace and harmony in their respective religious communities and through inter-religious dialogue and cooperation. The Executive Council aims to ensure a balanced representation of religious traditions and engagement of women and youth.

  • Prof. Saw Hlaing Bwa Executive Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar and Director of Judson Research Center at Myanmar Institute of Theology.
  • U Fabian Myint Maung Executive Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar.
  • U Myint Ngwe Executive Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar and Director of Ashoka Social Development Association
  • Dr. Saung Lwin Aung Executive Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar and Youth Wing Convener, Islamic Centre of Myanmar
  • U Aung Naing Executive Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar and Trusting Appointing Committee, Srikali Temple

U Myint Swe, President
Religions for Peace-Myanmar and Patron of Ratana Metta Organization

Rev. Fr. Joseph Maung Win
Secretary General and Core Group Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar

Al Haj Aye Lwin
Chief Convener, Islamic Center of Myanmar and Co-founder member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar

Daw Yin Yin Maw
Chair, Women of Faith Network and Core Group Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar

Dr. Hla Tun
Coordinator, Sanatan Dharma Swayamsevak Sangh (H.Q); Founding and Core Member, Religions for Peace-Myanmar

Rev. Mahn Palmerston
General Secretary, Myanmar Council of Churches and Core Group Member of Religions for Peace-Myanmar

Formed in September 2014, and officially launched in December 2014, the RfP-M WoFN mobilizes existing religious organizations and women groups for multi-religious cooperation with a shared mission to build peace, protect the earth and promote just and harmonious societies.

The WoFN is an action-oriented interreligious women network is comprised of representatives from religious women organizations, inter-religious bodies, religious bodies and institutions from four main religions: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim, bringing certain special value for the network, beyond the constituency and congregations of religious organizations.

The WoFN works on development and peacebuilding programs, capacity building and empowerment of women, and the advancement of women involvement in the peace process at home, in the community and in conflict affected areas through multi-religious cooperation. The WoFN is committed to gender equality, prevention of domestic abuse and advancement of women issue. It is a member of the Gender Equality Network (GEN); an active inter-agency network of over 117 national and international NGOs, networks, and technical specialists.

Formed in February 2013, RfP-M IYN is a representative, action-oriented and sustainable interfaith youth network in Myanmar. Embracing youths from Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Hindu faiths.

With the core values of team spirit, mutual understanding, loving kindness, respect, good examples and trust, RfP-M IYN advocates for peace building and augmenting interfaith youth network through peace sharing session, visits to religious sites, volunteering services in HIV/AIDS shelter, building knowledge on elections, civil society, nutrition, health and child protection and campaigning against hate speech.

RfP-M IYN is currently working on peace building amongst youths with outreach activities to end hate speech and promote, respect, understanding and tolerance in order to build a peaceful pluralist society.

Secretariat Staff :

Name Title
Rev. Fr. Joseph Maung Win Secretary General
Patrick Aung Tu Program Manager
Sapai Kaing Project Coordinator
Aye Moet Moet Theint Admin and Finance Officer
Ei Shwe Hmone Soe Communication Officer
Aye Ko Ko Office Assistant
Ywet Wai Aung Area Coordinator, Pyay Tsp.
Tun Naung Oo Field Monitor, Pyay Tsp.
D Lu Jar Field Monitor, Myitkyina, Kachin State
Chaw Su Field Monitor, Myitkyina, Kachin State
La San Nan Field Monitor, Lashio, Northern Shan State
Kyaw Sein Aye Field Monitor, Sittwe, Rakhine State
Htay Zaw Field Monitor, Sittwe, Rakhine State

Partners:

RfP-M has a number of partners across Myanmar In recent years, RfP-M has supported the following partners to implement some of its larger projects:

Established the Vocational Training Centre for vulnerable street children in Pyay Township, Bago Region.

Worked to build up capacity and raise the awareness on child protection for community members and set up Community Learning Corners for Children to solve child protection issues in the projected areas of Daydaye Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region.

Strengthened community based child protection systems to protect children from human trafficking, exploitation, neglect, violence and abuse in the communities of projected areas in southern Shan State, Taunggyi and Kalaw Townships.

Provided the Ten promises to our childrenÂť training for pregnant women, young mothers, youth and child-care givers, with the aim to reduce child mortality, in townships of Yangon.

Provided nutrition and education support for vulnerable children in projected villages of Kyone Pyaw township, Ayeyarwaddy Region.