Myanmar Overview

The Myanmar Conference was established in March 2005 when four previously independent Christian groups agreed to form an Advent Christian Conference and work together as one umbrella movement.

Because of the political situation in Myanmar – the country is ruled by a cruel and oppressive military junta, which illegally seized power in 1962 – to protect the security and safety of our Christian brothers and sisters in Myanmar, we can’t be very specific in naming names, showing pictures or giving dates, places or other information that may lead to the identification of those involved in the Conference and its ministries.

Advent Christians, and other Christians, minister under very difficult and dangerous conditions in a country that knows no democracy and where the ruling military junta has as one of its stated and published aims, “There shall be no home where the Christian religion is practiced” and has a Ministry of Religious Affairs with a program called the “Program to Destroy the Christian Religion in Burma.”