Muslim Organization Makes Offerings to Mandalay Buddhist Monks

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As reported in The Irrawaddy  a Muslim group in Mandalay, the Muslim Social Welfare Group of Mandalay have made offerings, dāna, to around fifty Buddhist monks at Ma Soe Yein Monastery.

The traditional offering of food and robes was intended to promote understanding and harmony between Buddhists and Muslims in Mandalay where recent riots have caused distrust between the two groups.

Sein Win of the Muslim group in Mandalay commented:

We especially thank the monks who stand for all people, and we would like to bring back the social harmony between Buddhists and Muslims in Mandalay.

Thein Tan, of the Mandalay Peace Making Committee described the offering:

Neither Buddhists nor Muslims began the recent riot. An outside organization intentionally caused the incidents and everyone knows that. But we are uniting through an event like this in order to ensure that we don’t misunderstand each other.

 

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