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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Kirk Urges Peaceful Change in Burma

In 2004, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland condemned the wide-spread human rights abuses, forced labour and cultural genocide of ethnic minority groups in Burma and urged the British Government to continue to use all diplomatic means and resources at its disposal to bring a return of democratic government in Burma and to discourage western companies from investing and operating there.

Morag Mylne, Convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council, expressed sadness at the lack of progress in relation to restoring a democratic government to Burma. Together with the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, The Right Reverend Sheilagh Kesting, she asked for prayers for the people of Burma and for a peaceful and speedy restoration of democracy to their country.

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