In order to understand Networking of Baptist Karen people from Burma, to Thailand and to third countries, in this research I use 5 main frame work according to the literature review including (8.1) Baptist Karen Convention Structure – Agency (8.2) Ethnic and culture Baptist Karen (8.3) Baptist Karen in Refugee camp (8.4) transnational Baptist Karen and (8.5) ANT: Baptist Karen Network.
Baptist Karen Convention “Structure – Agency”
Baptist Karen as human agent also conceived as the ‘support’ of Baptist Karen Convention as Structure. Baptist as religion likely to an ideology as Althussor mentioned about. According to Rev. Edward Norman Harris “A Star in the East” (1920:16); among the most persecuted of this subject people were the Karen, naturally timid and retiring race and subjected by the Burman. At this point could be seen as Baptist Karen long to be free from subjected by the other ethnic so when Missionary (Judson or Harris and others) offer them an option and they took and granted it for themselves and they establish Baptist Karen Convention - KBC on 1913 provide information by http://www.kbcm1913.org/ and Kyi Tha De “Kayin Baptist convention chronicles” (Karen in Burma ignored to call themselves Kayin). Baptist as religion and one of the most distinctive activity is to evangelist (according to Matthew 28:19, “therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy spirit…”) This lead to the established of Thai Karen Baptist Convention in 1955 notion by (TKBC 125th Anniversary) also KKBC establish in 1970 (https://sites.google.com/site/kkbbsc/about-k-k-b-c).
According to Baptist Karen Convention imply as a formed of structure, solidly there are three Convention – Structures. In Burma, called KBC, in Thailand called TKBC and KKBC existed along Thai and Burma border. At the end of 2013 KBC in Burma celebrated their 100th anniversary. A hundred year is such a long time and...