The Chin Advocacy Committee (CAC) was formed in February, 2021 by the Chin Baptist Churches USA (CBCUSA), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The membership of CBCUSA includes 106 local churches in 24 states cross the United States. There are about 70,000 Chins, from Burma, living in the United States. Most of us found refuge here after fleeing persecution at the hands of the Burmese military regime. CAC is led by the General Secretary of CBCUSA. It has three main goals:
1. Peace and Justice (Daihnak in Dinnak)
2. Protection and Humanitarian Assistance (for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) (Humhimnak le Bawmhchanhnak)
3. Religious Freedom (Biaknak Zalonnak)
Its motto is:
RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTS A NATION (PROV. 14:34, KJV)
(Miphun a Lianhngantertu cu Dinnak a si)
CAC has been advocating with the U.S. Congress and with the U.S. administration including the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, the State Department’s Office of International Freedom, the U.S. Commission on International Freedom, USAID, and with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for durable solutions for Chins and other refugees from Burma taking refuge in neighboring countries, including in India’s Mizoram State. CAC also advocates for protection and providing humanitarian assistance to IDPs inside Burma.
On July 13-15, 2021, CAC attended the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, DC advocating for religious freedom in Burma.
CAC also collaborates on advocacy activities with others, including the U.S. refugee resettlement agencies and the Chin refugee committees in Mizoram State of India.