Religious Diversity in the ASEAN Region

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Syllabus of the Subject - Religious Diversity in the ASEAN: Strength or Threat? (Doctorate)

  1. Religious Diversity in the ASEAN Region
  2. Main religions of the ASEAN Countries: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism

The Subject “Religious diversity in the ASEAN” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Course: Islam & Business
  2. Diploma: Business in the ASEAN Markets
  3. Doctorates: Asian Business, Ethics, Religion & Business
  4. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade, Religions & Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Religión ASEAN Study, Master in International Business in French ASEAN Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese ASEAN

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses)

Master and Doctorate in International Business for the ASEAN Students: Brunei, Master Doctorate Business Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Master Doctorate Business Cambodia, Indonesia, Master Doctorate Business Indonesia, Laos Online Master / Doctorate in Business Laos, Malaysia Online Students, Master / Doctorate Malaysia, Myanmar Online Master / Doctorate in Business Myanmar, Philippines, Master Doctorate Business Philippines, Singapore, Master Doctorate Business Singapore, Thailand, Master Doctorate Business Thailand, and Vietnam, Master Doctorate Business Vietnam.

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Religions of the ASEAN Countries





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Description of the Online Subject: Religions of the ASEAN Countries

The Association of Southeast 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 (Southeast Asia), cohabits democratic regimes with authoritarian or military dictatorships (Myanmar).

Ethnical.

In the ASEAN Countries, there are local born Chinese, Arabic, or Hindu citizens

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.

  1. Islam is the largest religion in the ASEAN Region (official religion in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia)
  2. The Buddhist bloc of the ASEAN Countries consists of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam.
  3. 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
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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