Burma  

This is a crucial time in Burma's history with signs of possible change in one of the world's most brutal regimes. 

CSW welcomed the recent release of over 600 political prisoners and the ceasefires signed recently as steps closer towards change, but there is still further to go and we encourage President Thein Sein to continue along this path and establish genuine peace and freedom in the country.
 
Religious persecution in Burma is among the most severe in the world:
- Christians and Muslims are denied the right to build and maintain places of worship.
- In Chin state, crosses built on hillsides, as an expression of faith, are torn down.
- In Karen state, churches are burned down and Buddhist propaganda is played during Christian services.
- Christians are denied promotion in government or military service.
- The SPDC offers incentives to Christians to convert to Buddhism and children are taken into monasteries to become novice monks.
- In other areas, people, particularly those from ethnic groups, which include many Christians, are arrested, imprisoned and even killed by the regime.

Latest news

Multi-faith network urges Secretary Kerry to raise religious violations with Burmese government 01/08/2014
55 Organisations worldwide call for action for peace on Kachin anniversary 09/06/2014
CSW calls on UNGA to address violations in Burma 10/10/2013
CSW urges UK to put human rights at heart of Burmese President’s visit 12/07/2013
Burma: Kachin civilians killed despite agreement to end hostilities 28/06/2013
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Response magazine

Burma in pictures: opening up one of the world’s most closed countries 01/03/2013
Change for Burma? 01/05/2012
Flickers of progress in Burma 01/01/2012
A struggle worth fighting 01/06/2009
The brink of extinction 01/11/2008
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Prayer diary

Pray for Burma 16/03/2014
Pray for Burma 10/03/2013
Pray for Burma 05/08/2012
Faith Focus - Archbishop Charles Bo, Burma 01/07/2012
Pray for Burma 03/06/2012

Press releases

Multi-faith network urges Secretary Kerry to raise religious freedom violations with Burmese government 31/07/2014
Burma: Religious conversion law threatens religious freedom 12/06/2014
Burma: 55 organisations call for action for peace on Kachin anniversary 09/06/2014
European Burma Network calls for Permanent Review Mechanism on political prisoners 17/01/2014
CSW calls on UNGA to address violations in Burma 10/10/2013
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Reports

Burma: Visit report 13/05/2013
BURMA: Visit to Burma and Kachin ethnic group on the China-Burma border 13/02/2012
Visit to the Thailand-Burma Border, October 2011 01/11/2011
Visit to Burma and the Thailand-Burma Border 13 March - 3 April 2011 01/04/2011
Burma: Visit to the India-Burma Border 01/12/2010
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Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a human rights organisation which specialises in religious freedom, works on behalf of those persecuted for their Christian beliefs and promotes religious liberty for all.

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