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How Korean Catholic Church Support and Promote Solidarity with Myanmar People’s Struggles

How Korean Catholic Church Support and Promote Solidarity with Myanmar People’s Struggles

Organised by Woori Theology Institute and Centre for Asian Peace and Solidarity (CAPS)

On the 17th of March 2021, Woori Theology Institute and Canter for Asian Peace and Solidarity organised an urgent webinar with the theme ‘The Military Coup and People’s Uprising in Myanmar, and How Korean Catholic Church Support and Promote Solidarity’. This webinar was organised to support the Myanmar People and Koreans living there.

This Webinar took place on the Zoom platform and was also streamed live on YouTube. Wayan Tin Maung Win Secretary General of Share Mercy and Dr. Maung John the Director of Lay Mission Institute (LAMIN) were the key speakers in the webinar. Wayan gave the audience insight on the Background of the military coup, the current situation and the demands of the people of Myanmar and Dr. Maung John on the Responses from Different Religious Institutions such as Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Hindus; He elaborated especially on the Catholic, Diocesean, Religious Sisters, Catholic Media and Lay responses to the military coup in Myanmar. Followed by the presentation of the speakers the webinar was opened to the discussion panel to give their critical insights about the situation taking place in Myanmar, drawing close references to similar experiences faced by the Korean people.

Many participants from civil society organisations, religious institutions and church related nongovernment organisation gathered to share their questions and opinions making this webinar an effective one.

The webinar concluded with the intension to raise a monetary fund for the people of Myanmar so that basic necessities such as food and medical aid supplies can be contributed to them.