CAM Congressional Briefing Held on Sept. 18, 2023
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Date: Monday, September 18, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (EST)
Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC
Please join the Chin Association of Maryland (CAM) for a Congressional Briefing at the Russell Senate Office Building (SR – 188) on September 18.
Since the coup in February 2021, the Burmese military, or Tatmadaw, has escalated its persecution of Christians across Burma by burning churches and targeting pastors and other religious leaders for arrest, arbitrary detention, imprisonment, and killing.
This brutal campaign also includes the bombing of civilian infrastructure and villages by jet fighters and strict curfews that prevent worship services, tearing apart communities.
While the United States has determined that the Tatmadaw committed genocide against the Rohingya, this briefing aims to highlight the plight of Christians in Burma so that the international community, especially Congress and the Administration, does more to hold the Tatmadaw accountable.
The briefing will also include personal testimony from a Chin Christian woman whose mother and sister were killed in a Tatmadaw airstrike.
- Stephen Schneck, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
- U Aung Kyaw Moe, Deputy Union Minister, Ministry of Human Rights, National Unity Government
- U Kyaw Zaw, Spokesperson of the President’s Office, National Unity Government
- Reverend Ah Le, General Secretary, Kachin Baptist Churches USA
- Zo Tum Hmung, Executive Director, Chin Association of Maryland, Inc.
- Rev. Dr. Robin Stoops, Associate General Secretary, American Baptist Churches USA
CO-HOSTED BY: International Campaign for the Rohingya, Campaign for a New Myanmar, Burma Advocacy Group, Boat People SOS, Jubilee Campaign, 21Wilberforce and the Office of International Justice and Peace of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.