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Mission consultation for Myanmar: The Church of England Newspaper, May 9, 2014 June 2, 2014

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Myanmar, Church of England Newspaper.

Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo of the Church of the Province of Myanmar (CPM) reports that 70 representatives from church aid agencies met in Yangon (Rangoon) on 25-26 February 2014 for a Development Partners Roundtable meeting.  The gathering discussed opportunities for local development in Myanmar following the relaxation of martial law last year and the country’s opening to overseas aid. Representatives from the American-based Anglican Relief and Development Fund noted the CPM had a “long history of sponsoring creative community development projects in areas such as education, economic empowerment, healthcare, and agriculture. Through organizations such as the Mother’s Union and the Development Desk, CPM has already improved the lives of thousands of everyday people in numerous cities and villages.” The goal set by the meeting, ARDF reported, was for the province to expand its “community development work and achieving financial self-sufficiency at every level.”

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