Consultation on Religion in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: A Focus on the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh
The meeting focused on growing interreligious tensions in Myanmar (Burma) and especially their impact on development strategies and programs. Anti-Muslim discrimination and related violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, including its national and regional impact, were a central topic of discussion. An important issue was the central but complex roles religious actors play in current unrest and in efforts to look to solutions. This exploratory, by invitation, meeting forms part of an ongoing multi-year exploration of the religious dimensions of fragile and conflict states that will result in teaching materials, reports, and policy briefs.
This event was sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the World Faiths Development Dialogue with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.