Interfaith leaders tackle religious extremism in Myanmar

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Myanmar faith leaders

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U Aye Lwin, chief convener of the Islamic Centre of Myanmar and founding member or Religions for Peace addresses a room of journalists at Religion Newswriters' panel in Yangon on November 13, 2014. From left to right: U Myint Swe, president of the Ratana Metta Organization, U Aye Lwin, and U Aung Naing, executive committee member of Religions for Peace.

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As ethno-religious conflicts and extremism hinder Myanmar’s democratic reforms, faith leaders across the country emphasize the need for interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.