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Religions in Myanmar (Burma)
Theravada Buddhism continues to be the predominant religion in Myanmar, while Islam and Christianity have increased strongly in recent years. Burma is a south-east Asian nation bordered by the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. In the western world, the land is often called Burma. After 1962, Myanmar was under the reign of the army and repression regimes.
Now Myanmar is enjoying religious liberty. There is, however, a border at which the regime accepts extremist activity by different religious groups, and there are accounts of the prosecution of minorities by the state. With 89.20% Buddhism is the dominating religion. In recent years Christianity and Islam have grown strongly.
Most Myanmar practises Theravada Buddhism, which they regard as a way they are following rather than a belief in the West. Religion began in India about 2,500 years ago, when an ancient tribe called Siddhartha Gautama abandoned the prestige of living to migrate as a pauper.
Religion contains four precious realities, including sufferings. Buddhaism is teaching charity and friendliness for each other and is pleading to avoid excesses while at the same time emphasizing goodness. Buddha belief in incarnation and believe that present action will influence afterlife. Buddhaism affects the environmental conservation community because it regards the natural world as holy.
Since the eighteenth century, Christianity has had a place in Myanmar. Its first Christians were portugese troops and some merchants. The missionary plays a major part in the establishment of religion in the state. Myanmar's most important confessions are Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and Orthodoxy. It is said that Christians have been persecuted and discriminated against, thus missing out on leading posts in the state.
There is, however, acceptability for overseas organisations doing charitable work in the state. Christendom has had an influence on formation by promoting schools and providing training in theology. The Christianity in the land makes 6. Two percent of the entire populace. Myanmar has had Islamic influence since the eleventh century, and the first known Islamic was an Indic seaman called Byat Wi, who arrived in the area around 1050 AD.
There was a slaughter of Muslims in Arakan in the seventeenth century. Two groups of Muslims in the county, the Muslims of Burma and India. Proof of discriminatory treatment against Muslims exists and there have been cases of unrest as a consequence. The Islam makes 4.
3 percent of the country's overall populace. The Hindu religion is another of Myanmar's old religions. Religion believeth in the Triune, where there are threeeities. Thagyamine is a Hindu religion that is a Hindu religion and is a Hindu religion that is quite different in Myanmar's cultural work.
Hinduism accounts for 0.5% of the country's entirety. In addition to these faiths, there are other smaller popular faiths and atheists, all representing 1.1% of the country's people.