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Interreligious gathering of prayer for peace ceremony, October 2017. EPA-EFE

Myanmar and Buddhist extremism

There is a battle of Buddhisms taking place on the streets of Myanmar.
Rohingya wait for humanitarian aid in the sprawling refugee camp on October 6, 2017 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. aap

What is the best way to respond to the Rohingya crisis: boycott, sanctions or engagement?

As more than 800,000 Rohingya have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, a large-scale humanitarian crisis has unfolded. But what is the most productive way Australia can help?
This sculpture in London commemorates Nelson Mandela, who set up the African National Congress’ armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), in 1961 when he lost hope that passive and non-violent resistance to the apartheid government would bear fruit. (Creative Commons)

Why conflict can be necessary to bring about justice

Seeking justice, not peace, in our world changes the conversation about conflict. Conflict has proven integral to achieving a more equitable and secure society.
Rohingya refugees walk from Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Will anyone protect the Rohingya?

Despite an international commitment to protect civilians from genocidal violence, the world's response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has been feeble. An expert explains the challenges.
Minorities in Myanmar, including the Rohingya, are resilient in the face of persecution. Giuseppe Forino

Religion is not the only reason Rohingyas are being forced out of Myanmar

Alongside the present horrors being inflicted against the Rohingya in Myanmar, we must consider the broader political and economic context that continues to marginalise minority groups.
Rohingya refugees carry their child as they walk through water after crossing the border by boat to Bangladesh. Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

World must act to end the violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

The campaign against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya is so extreme and violent with the intent of eliminating them from the country that it meets the criteria for genocide.

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