Religious diversity in the ASEAN region

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Sub-subject: Religious diversity in the ASEAN: Strength or threat? Syllabus:

  1. Religious diversity in the ASEAN region
  2. The main religions of the ASEAN countries: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism
Sub-subject “Religious diversity in the ASEAN” is studied…
  1. Doctorates (DIB): DIB Business in Asia, DIB Ethics, Religion, and Business
  2. Masters: International Business (MIB), Asia
  3. Diploma Business in the ASEAN countries

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Sample of the Sub-subject: Religions of the ASEAN countries
Religions ASEAN

Sub-Subject Description (ASEAN Religions):

The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar) are not a homogeneous block:

Political.

In the ASEAN region (South-east Asia), cohabits democratic regimes with authoritarian or military dictatorships (Myanmar).

Ethnical.

In the ASEAN countries, there are local born citizens of ethnic Chinese, Arabic or Hindu.

Socio-economic development.

From the economic point of view, there are huge differences between the ASEAN-6 economies and the four CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Burma, and Vietnam).

Religious.

Islam is the largest religion in the ASEAN (official religion of Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia), the Buddhists bloc of the ASEAN countries consists of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam. The Philippines is mainly Christian.

About 42% of the ASEAN population is Muslim (mostly Sunni), then follow by Buddhism (18%) and Christianity (17%).

Linguistic.

Although the official language of the ASEAN is English practically every country or even region, speaks a different language.

Religions  ASEAN

Country
Brunei
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Burma
The Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
TOTAL
Population (*)
374
14.131
215.960
6.200
28.671
47.960
93.260
5.090
69.120
87.850
568.616
Islam
300
1.918
209.166
0
18.090
1.918
5.129
727
3.801
175
241.224
%
75
4
87
0
63
4
5
14
5
0.20
42
Buddhism
34
38.415
1.679
4.092
5.026
38.415
80
1.725
64.19
14.407
103.873
%
8
80
1
80
18
80
0
33
93
16
18,2

* thousands of people.

If we compare the ASEAN with, for example, the European Union (EU); it is easy to see that the European Union could be considered almost as a monolithic block from the religious point of view.

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