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Myanmar Student Christian Movement


The history of Myanmar SCM (Burma) has same roots with SCM in the sub-continent. Government restrictions have hampered the movement’s involvement at national, regional and inter-regional events. Thus their activities are limited to Bible study, prayer and fellowship meetings and social work.

The SCMs in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Bangladesh and Myanmar have common origin. Members from academic community, theological and church leaders from undivided India and Ceylon come together to start Student Christian Association of India and Ceylon in 1912 in Serampore, West Bengal. Though Myanmar (Burma) was joined in the movement in 1920, due to political changes towards separate nationhood in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar formed their own autonomous movements.



Myanmar SCM websiteVision

“To be responsible citizens in the fullness of potential and ecumenical spirit.”







Myanmar SCM
University Christian Work
601 Pyay Road
Yangon, Myanmar

E-mail: myanmarscm[at]


Country information

Flag Map: location
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Country Myanmar / Burma
Capital name: Rangoon (Yangon)
geographic coordinates:
16 48 N, 96 09 E
time difference:
UTC+6.5 (11.5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Nay Pyi Taw is administrative capital
Population 48,137,741
estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2009 est.)
GMT +6.5
Location Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand
Area total: 678,500 sq km
657,740 sq km
20,760 sq km
Ethnic groups Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
Religions Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%
Languages Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages
Government type military junta
National holiday Independence Day, 4 January (1948); Union Day, 12 February (1947)
Constitution 3 January 1974; suspended since 18 September 1988; a new constitution was approved on 10 May 2008; that constitution will take effect when a new parliament is convened following elections scheduled for 2010.
Legal system based on English common law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Internet country code .mm


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