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Karen people of Thailand and Christianity

Loo Shwe.

Karen people of Thailand and Christianity

by Loo Shwe.

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Published by Karen Baptist Church in [Yangon] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Karen (Southeast Asian people) -- Thailand -- History.,
  • Christianity -- Thailand.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    StatementLoo Shwe ; forword by Laban.
    ContributionsKaren Baptist Church (Thailand)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS570.K37+
    The Physical Object
    Pagination63 p. ;
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16339328M
    LC Control Number2006349209

    The Karen descended from the same ancestors as the Mongolian people. The earliest Karen settled in Htee-mset Met Ywa, a land bordering the source of the Yang-Tse-Kiang or Yangtze River in the Gobi desert, migrating to Burma as early as B.C. Burma was conquered by the British Empire in and ruled by the British as a province of India in (Buadaeng, ).Author: Chaitut Roungchai. Christianity is practised by % of the population, primarily among the Kachin, Chin and Karen people, and Eurasians because of missionary work in their respective areas. About four-fifths of the country’s Christians are Protestants, in particular Baptists of the Myanmar Baptist Convention; Roman Catholics make up the remainder.. Christians were the fastest growing religious group .

    At the beginning of time, God gave a golden book to the white man, a silver book to a Burman or Thai, and a parchment book to the Karen. While the white man treasured this book and learned from it—and similarly for the Burman or Thai with their silver book—the Karen went to work and left their book unattended. As many Karen hill tribe people converted to Christianity they celebrate Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter. During Easter the Karen also engage in ‘finding the egg’. Buddhist Karen celebrate the New Year (‘Nee Saw Ko’) in January.

    Jim and Sue had gone to Thailand in Dec. I was ready to join them but God said no and I stayed home. They brought back many books in the Karen language and told me that one was called the “Golden Book” which may tell about a “Lost Book” the Karen had in their history. The other one was the history of the Karen tribe.   This is the second post in a series on World Religions for Kids, a group of articles packed with resources to help teachers and parents teach their children about World Religions as a means to promote compassion, empathy, cultural understanding, and tolerance. These books are a sample of the incredible list of + multicultural books featured in The Global Education .


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Karen people of Thailand and Christianity by Loo Shwe. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Karen people – culture, faith and history 1 Introduction Since arriving in Australia as a refugee three years ago I have had many people ask me questions about Karen people and Karen culture.

As I am a Buddhist monk, I am often asked questions about Karen Buddhist culture. This book answers many questions about Karen Size: KB. This is often explained by the striking parallels between Karen cosmogonic myths and the Old Testament. By, or 17 percent of Karen in Burma, had become Christian.

In some areas Karen religion was syncretic, incorporating Buddhism and/or Christianity into indigenous religious practices. The Karen, pronounced Kah- Ren (emphasis on the second syllable), are indigenous to the Thailand-Burma border region in Southeast Asia and are one of the many ethnic groups in Burma.

There are Karen people throughout the country presently known as Burma or Myanmar. The Karen people live in the hilly eastern border region of Myanmar, primarily. Christianity was first introduced to Thailand by European represents % of the national population, which is predominantly ians are numerically and organizationally concentrated more heavily in the north, where they make up an estimated 16% of some lowland districts (e.g., Chomtong, Chiang Mai) and up to very high percents in tribal.

Karen people live in several parts of southern and eastern Myanmar. The largest Karen population is in the Irrawaddy Delta area, a vast agricultural lowland whose main city is Bassein. Another important region for the Karens is the eastern border with Thailand.

There is a prophecy among the Karen people. It involves three brothers and the truth hidden within the pages of a golden book. It is said that there is one God and that God can be found through the words written in the book. The prophecy states that the book will reach the Karen people in the hands of the youngest of the three brothers.

A white. Many people of the Karen hill tribe were converted to Christianity by the missionaries, with some tribes still practising animism. Much of Karen hill tribe life is dictated by the spirits.

The most important is the “Lord of Land and Water” who controls the productivity of the land and calls upon the rice spirit to grow. Perhaps a thousand of the Western Kayah refugees in Thailand have turned to Christ, the result of practical love and evangelism by Karen Christian refugees and foreign missionaries.

Prayer Points. Scripture Prayers for the Karen, Kayah in Myanmar (Burma). The Karen tribe was the first to convert to Christianity. Its people are often sent to other tribes as Christian missionaries. 70% of Karen are Buddhist, Buddhist-animist, or animist.

About 20% to 30% are Christian. The nuclear family is the central family unit of the Karen. Karen trace their lineage through the female line. Get this from a library. Christen in Thailand: am Beispiel der Karen und der Akha. [Lauren Drover] -- Diese Untersuchung wirft einen Blick auf das oft übersehene Christentum Asiens.

In Thailand konvertieren besonders Mitglieder ethnischer Minderheiten zu. Subgroups and language. The Lahu hill tribe group has five sub-groups: Red Lahu, Yellow Lahu, Black Lahu, White Lahu and Lahu Sheleh.

The Black Lahu is the largest sub-group, making up close to 80 per cent of the Lahu population. Social Change: The Structure of Two Sgaw Karen Communities in North-west Thailand" (Ph.D.

diss., Cambridge University, ); Peter Kunstadter, "Ethnic Group", and "Animism, Buddhism, and Christianity: Religion in the Life of Lua People of Pa Pae, North-Western Thailand", in Highlanders of Thailand, ed. McKinnon and Bhruksasri, pp. The Karen are featured in our documentary, Peoples of the World: Southeast Asia.

Most people know of the Karen people from television documentaries, magazines and encyclopedias as the "long-neck" or "giraffe" tribe.

But the women who wear these brass rings on their neck belong to a sub-group of the Karen known as the Padaung. Karen prophets actually taught their people hymns passed down from generation to generation by verbal communication alone. (Like the Jews teaching of today and the way Jesus taught the disciples.) Karen hymns to Y’wa reveal how astonishingly clear the concept of the one true God can be in folk religion.

Karen Village is located just 10 kms from and around + from Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands. My dad met his old friend Joshua Uncle. It was great meeting old friends and happy to make new.

In the 50’s the AFPFL government concerned by the growth of the movement failingly attempted to try and turn them into a force against the KNU and later in the the Burmese government used Christian missionaries from Thailand exploiting Karen God traditions and the Golden book to convert them to Christianity.

Karen Baptist Convention, Myanmar was established in It is located in Lanmadaw Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar. Today the Karen Baptist Convention is the largest member body of the Myanmar Baptist Convention, which was formed in Leaderships in the organization are for a four-year term and can only be re-elected for one more has 18 associations.

Background Info on the Thai People According to the World Factbook, 61 million people live in Thailand. 75% of the people are Thai, 14% Chinese, and 11% other ethnic origin.

Religion is 95% Buddhism, % Muslim, % Christianity, and % Hinduism.( figures). Karen was so dedicated to Christianity she became a missionary with YWAM. After attending DTS, she and her husband moved to Thailand.

With hindsight what I got called to was adventure, meaning, purpose, travel and helping people. The Karen have two major languages, Pwo and Sgaw Karen, both of which are used in teaching according to the needs of the local inhabitants.

Lessons can be taught in any language that will facilitate learning. We also teach math, history (world, Karen, and Burmese), general science, and geography. The Karen are an ethnic group from Burma (Myanmar), many of whom fled Burma and his fore fathers sailed to Andaman Islands.

They are born swimmer and great divers. They people Karen language.The Karen / k ə ˈ r ɛ n / [1] languages are tonal languages spoken by some three million Karen are of unclear affiliation within the Tibeto-Burman languages. [2] The Karen languages are written using the Burmese script.

[3] The three main branches are Sgaw, Pwo, and Pa'i (also known Kayah or Red Karen) and Kayan (also known as Padaung) are. Thailand Hilltribe Holidays Private Tours: Karen tribes - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Chiang Mai, Thailand, at Tripadvisor.5/5().