Aung San Suu Kyi

June 19, 1945- present

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  • Burmese political figure; named after her father, who was also a political leader
  • Political prisoner; spent two term under house arrest from 1989-1995 and 2005-2010
  • Politician wanting to end the dictatorial rule in Burma
  • Started the National League for Democrats party, which won 82% of the popular vote in 1990, but was ignored by the government
  • Currently working on establishing her party into Burmese politics

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

-Galatians 5:1

Role in Social Justice

The third truth derived from the accounts of Genesis reveals that humans are meant to live in a society. However, humans living in an unjust society cannot be happy or live in full communion with God in the way He intended. Aung San Suu Kyi demonstrates this through her fervent work and commitment to creating a just and democratic society in Burma, in hopes of creating a safe society for all to partake in.

Suu Kyi follows several Old and New Testament teachings on social justice. She shows respect for human life in Burma (Myanmar) through her opposition of the socialist military government established in Myanmar, which was known to kill any people who opposed it in peaceful protests. she also shows respect for private property since a socialist government does not allow people to have their own land/homes.

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