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Spring 2022


Chin State, located in the northwest corner of the southeastern Asian country Myanmar, is home to the cluster of 50 ethnic groups known as the Chin. The Chin and several other minority groups are primarily Christian, unlike the majority of Myanmar, which is almost entirely Buddhist. In fact, nearly 89% of the population identifies as Buddhist (Rogers 61). As a minority in both ethnic and religious aspects in Myanmar, the Chin have suffered persecution and human rights violations at the hands of the military’s regime, especially in recent history due to the 2021 coup. An understanding of Chin Christianity is vital to understanding their cultural values and the effect that this recent coup has had on them.


Course: REL 432, World Missions Area Studies (Prof. Jenny Collins)