|Formed||1 April 2016|
|Headquarters||Nay Pyi Taw|
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture (Burmese: သာသနာရေးနှင့်ယဉ်ကျေးမှုဝန်ကြီးဌာန, abbreviated MORAC) administers the religious affairs, cultural affairs and historical and archaeology research efforts of Myanmar (formerly Burma). The Department of Religious Affairs purification, perpetuation, promotion and propagation of the Theravada Buddhist Sasana and promotes Myanmar traditional customs and culture.
The Ministry of Culture was established on 16 March 1952 as the Ministry of Union Cultures, and later renamed the Ministry of Culture on 15 March 1972.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) came into being before the Union of Burma (now known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar) regained its Independence in 1947. On 2 March 1962, the Revolutionary Council government reorganised all ministries. The Ministry of Religious Affairs became a department of the Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs. On 18 September 1988. the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) formed the Department for the Promotion and Propagation of the Sasana, also under the Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs. On 20 March 1992. the ministries of Home Affairs and Religious Affairs were separated. A cabinet meeting on 26 June 1998 confirmed that the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University would be formed under MORA. MORA's motto was a Pali phrase "Buddha sāsanaṃ ciraṃ tiṭṭhatu" (ဗုဒ္ဓသာသနံစိရံတိဋ္ဌတု), which translates as "Long Live the Buddhist Sasana."
On 1 April 2016, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Culture were combined to form the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, as part of a government downsizing.
|No||Name||Start Date||End Date||Ministry/Department|
|1||U Tun Phay||16 March 1952||12 August 1953||Department of Union Culture|
|2||General Khin Maung Lay||12 August 1953||5 September 1953||Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Culture|
|3||U Win||5 September 1953||17 November 1955||Department of National Planning and Union Culture|
|4||U Tun Tin||12 June 1956||25 February 1957||Department of Education and Union Culture|
|5||U Tun Tin||1 March 1957||18 July 1958||Department of Education and Union Culture|
|6||Thakin Tin||18 July 1958||28 October 1958||Department of Mechanized and Union Culture|
|7||U Maung Kyaw Zan||28 July 2005||28 October 1958||Department of Education and Union Culture|
|8||U Chit Thaung||28 October 1958||4 April 1960||Department of Union Culture|
|9||U Ba Saw||4 April 1960||2 March 1962||Department of Social Welfare, Religious Affairs, Union Culture and Health|
|1.||Col Saw Myint||2 March 1962||17 August 1964||Department of Information and Union Culture|
|11||Col Thaung Dan||17 September 1964||2 March 1974||Ministry of Information,Ministry of Culture and Social Welfare|
|12||U Aye Maung||2 March 1974||1 March 1987||Ministry of Culture|
|13||U Mya Maung||2 March 1979||20 March 1979||Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Information|
|14||U Man San Myat Shwe||20 March 1979||16 October 1980||Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Information|
|15||U Aung Kyaw Myint||16 October 1980||18 September 1988||Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Information|
|16||Gen Phone Myint||21 September 1988||6 March 1992||Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Information|
|17||Lt Gen Kyaw Yair Aung||6 March 1992||20 June 1995||Ministry of Culture|
|18||Col Thaung Myint||20 June 1995||29 May 1996||Ministry of Culture|
|19||U Aung San||29 May 1996||20 December 1997||Ministry of Culture|
|20||U Win Sein||26 December 1997||9 November 2001||Ministry of Culture|
|21||U Tin Win||15 November 2001||12 September 2002||Ministry of Culture,Ministry of Labour|
|22||Gen Aung Kyi||13 September 2002||15 May 2006||Ministry of Culture|
|23||Col Khin Aung Myint||15 May 2006||29 March 2011||Ministry of Culture|
|24||U Kyaw San||30 March 2011||27 August 2012||Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Information|
|25||U Aye Myint Kyu||7 September 2012||30 March 2016||Ministry of Culture|
|26||U Aung Ko||30 March 2016||Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture|