The winter 2015 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a theme issue on “Religion, Law, and Society in Myanmar.” Made possible in part through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the issue has been translated into Burmese, and was among the featured readings used in the December 2015 Religion and Rule of Law Certificate Training Program co-sponsored by IGE and the Sitagu International Buddhist Academy in Yangon, Myanmar. Click here for a PDF of the Burmese text.

This timely collection offers research articles and thoughtful commentaries by a highly distinguished array of scholars and practitioners:



    Melissa Crouch, “Constructing Religion by Law in Myanmar”
  • Tharaphi Than, “Nationalism, Religion, and Violence: Old and New Wunthanu Movements in Myanmar”
  • Susan Hayward, “The Double-Edged Sword of ‘Buddhist Democracy’ in Myanmar
  • Matthew J. Walton, Melyn McKay, and Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi, “Women and Myanmar’s ‘Religious Protection Laws’”
  • Nyi Nyi Kyaw, “Alienation, Discrimination, and Securitization: Legal Personhood and Cultural Personhood of Muslims in Myanmar”
  • Benedict Rogers, “The Contribution of Christianity to Myanmar’s Social and Political Development”
  • Saw Hlaing Bwa, “Why Interfaith Dialogue is Essential for Myanmar’s Future”


    Seng Mai Aung, “Responding to Child Abuse in Myanmar: Poverty, Ethnicity, and Religion in Pathein”
  • Owen Frazer, “International Engagement on Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Myanmar”
  • Tina L. Mufford, “Burma’s Distinct Yet Flawed Approach to Religious Freedom: A Comparative Perspective”
  • Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, “Toward a Future of Justice, Peace, and Development in Myanmar: A Christian Perspective”