Myanmar Red Ribbon Solidarity Weekend

April 28 – May 2, 2021

An Opportunity for Global Baptists

to Stand Together in Prayer, Advocacy, and Theological Reflection

Help us raise awareness within your congregations, organizations, and community about the military coup and the ensuing violence perpetrated against the citizens of Myanmar. Stand with Myanmar in word and deed. Stand with Myanmar in prayer and advocacy.  

The BWA has provided an emergency grant to support Baptist leaders on the ground. Your gift today will help us continue our support at this critical time.

What is Happening in Myanmar?

Em 1º de fevereiro de 2021, os militares tomaram o controle e declararam um estado de emergência com um ano de duração. A líder eleita do país, Aung San Suu Kyi, e membros de seu partido estão agora sob prisão domiciliar. Como resultado, todas as minorias étnicas e religiosas, assim como os atores de consciência e convicção, estão em grave perigo.

Um líder de Myanmar nos escreveu: "Com armas na mão, os militares governaram com mão de ferro, prendendo e destruindo muitas vidas. O país inteiro está de luto, mas desta vez o povo não saiu para protestar nas ruas sabendo que muitos seriam baleados e mortos".

On-the-ground leaders report social media blackouts as well as blackouts of news channels such as CNN and BBC. Healthcare workers have been told any protest would result in their immediate arrest, and peaceful protesters have been met with violence and death.

"Nosso povo viveu sob a ditadura militar por mais de 60 anos, e o pensamento de nossos filhos e netos terem que passar por este ciclo de vida novamente é um pensamento horrível", disse outro líder. "Não temos armas a não ser um Deus que nos protege". Mesmo que caminhemos pelo vale mais escuro, não temeremos nenhum mal".

At this crucial time, will you stand together with the global Baptist family in supporting the people of Myanmar – including the 5,800 BWA Baptist churches and 1.7 million BWA members? 

Daily Focus

Beginning Wednesday, April 28, join us for five days of strategic focus and action on behalf of the people of Myanmar.  

Quarta-feira

Study Day:
Reflecting on the Word of God

Quinta-feira

Advocacy Day: Mobilizing Support and Signatures

Sexta-feira

Prayer Day: Petitioning the Lord Together

Saturday

Share Day:
Standing Together on Social Media

Sunday

Worship Day:
Standing Together as One Body

Recursos

Click below for resources to share with your church, community, or organization.

Due to the varying global media coverage related to this situation, many are unaware of the escalating violence and injustice. Resources included a Myanmar fact sheet, a series of biblical reflections, and a “Save Myanmar” video. 

Speak out by signing a petition calling for a full U.S. government and international response to free the imprisoned leaders of Burma or by customizing an advocacy letter to send to the ambassador at your local embassy.

Join us in prayer for 7 minutes daily, focusing on the more than 700 people who have been killed since the military regime’s takeover on February 1Access prayer guides below and share a prayer of solidarity with the people of Myanmar. 

We also invite Baptists to join together in wearing red ribbons as a sign of solidarity with the people of Myanmar. Take a picture wearing your ribbon and post it on social media with the hashtag #standwithmyanmar or use one of our graphics.

Pastors

We invite Baptist pastors worldwide to stand together for the people of Myanmar. We invite you to utilize your mid-week Bible study and/or a portion of your Sunday worship service to call your community to prayer, reflection, and action. 

    To support your church’s participation in this initiative, we have created a variety of resources including a fact sheet, biblical reflections, prayer guides, social media graphics, and a slide presentation in addition to an assortment of video content.

    VIDEOS:

    Youth Leaders

    In response to the escalating violence in Myanmar, the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth have issued a call for prayer and asked youth worldwide to stand in solidarity with the young people of Myanmar. The protests in response to the military coup in February have been largely organized by those in their teens and twenties, and the military has responded with brutality. The average age of the casualties is only seventeen. Please join us in prayer for an end to the violence and restoration of peace and justice.
    Youth are also encouraged to:

    1. Post on social media with the hunger games symbol and hashtags #standwithmyanmar, #youthstandingwithmyanmar, and #myanmarredribbon.
    2. Hold an hour online prayer gathering to stand with Myanmar youth.

    Access resources to help facilitate your youth-led response to this crisis.

    Pequeno riacho de Mae La Camp

    O Coro Mae La Refugee compartilha um lamento intitulado "Pequena Corrente do Acampamento Mae Lae". 

    Pelo pequeno riacho de Mae La Camp
    Sentamos e choramos
    Pelo pequeno riacho de Mae La Camp
    Sentamos e choramos

    No calor de muitos dias
    Através de noites sem dormir na terra estrangeira
    Estamos famintos, sedentos de liberdade
    Quando a liberdade está tão distante

    Como devemos cantar o canto da liberdade?
    Quando a liberdade está algemada e acorrentada
    Como devemos cantar o canto da alegria?
    Quando a liberdade está algemada e acorrentada

    Oh my God, oh my God
    Por que você abandonou
    Oh my God, oh my God
    Por que você nos abandonou?