Htin Kyaw was elected as Burma’s new president Tuesday, bringing a long history of military leadership in the country to an end.
Michael Jerryson reports on the growing tension between Buddhists and Muslims, in which senior Buddhist monks actively incite violence and intolerance.
A grassroots campaign in Burma called #myfriend is harnessing the power of selfies to promote tolerance between religious and ethnic groups.
UNHCR special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie Pitt visits Burma at the invitation of Aung San Suu Kyi and meets representatives of the Rohingya community.
On Tuesday the parliament of Burma passed a measure that requires Buddhist women to register with the government if they intend to marry non-Buddhists.
A Burma court has sentenced Htin Lin Oo — a former official of Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party — to two years in jail for “insulting Buddhism.”
The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions reports that Burmese Buddhist leaders were last week awarded World Harmony Awards
On Monday, President Obama said the Burmese government’s treatment of Rohingya people will be “a great test for the democracy of the future.”
The government of Burma has revoked temporary voting rights to the Rohingya people, “one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.”