From Burma to Atlanta:

Photos of resettlement of refugee families from Burma

Resettlement: Arrival | Orientation | Casework | Children | Volunteers   Events: Karen New Year | Chin Festivals | Burmese Thingyan | Karenni deeku

Culture: Food | Craft & Clothing | Tradition & History | WorshipSports | Sharing    Stories: Nuag Reh, a Karenni elder







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Gathering to celebrate one of the many national days in Burma, this group of ethnic Burmese and others gather to pray with the Burmese monks who themselves recently fled oppression in Burma. A young Karen man shares songs in his language at a local church. Music and guitar is a quite common interest and talent among the Karen Christian population. A young Burmese Muslim gets ready to pray at the local mosque on Friday with community members from Burma, Somalia, Russia, and elsewhere.Virtually all of the Chin Burmese are Christian and they have started a number of churches in their various language groups. This picture is from the first meeting of the Zotung community of Atlanta for church in their own language. Every birthday or anniversary celebration for the Christian Karen is called a thanksgiving and they gather for a prayer and sermon prior to celebrating with food and cake. The Zo Chin community worships at the Zomi Laizom Christian Fellowship in Clarkston.