Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Interfaith Dialogue on Poverty

Pleased to inform that Klang MP Charles Santiago will hold an 'Interfaith Dialogue on Poverty' to highlight the issue of poverty and civil society's effort to deal with it and to encourage inter-religious interaction.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Hermen Shastri.  The other participating speakers are:
  • Islam : YB Khalid Samad (MP Shah Alam), Mr. Ismail Arsat (YDP PAS Klang)
  • Christian : Father Lawrence
  • Hindu : Mr. Kanapathy
  • Taoism : Mr. Wong Boon Chuan
  • Sikh : Hargopal Singh
  • Buddhism : To be confirmed
  • Bahai : To be confirmed
The details of the event are as follows:
Date : 20th Dec 2008 (Sat)
Time : 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue : MP Klang Community Centre, 2A, Jalan Bayu Tinggi 8/KS6, Batu Unjur, 41200 Klang
 This is an open event, anyone can join and invite others to join.. please call Yap (016-2026300) or Sarah (016-6267797) to confirm your attendance or if you have any queries.


Hasbullah Pit said...


Who want to represent "capitalism"

Anonymous said...

Do take the opportunity to tell the Klang folks on improvements being done to the daily traffic jams and alternate daily floods in Klang please.

Yoon Kit said...

No Humanists?

Fhez said...

Tony, if you don't mind, what's your religion ?

Anonymous said...

wish i came to this blog earlier...

i didn't know about it.

cancan said...

YB,Tony Pua, I hope you can initiate
this project:

It is heartening to read Senator Zaid Ibrahim's noble plan to bridge the gap between the various races in Malaysia among the youths who will be the key to the success or failure of the country.

The current political milieu has certainly caused a deep division among the people (no thanks to Ahmad Ismail) and we should be glad and thankful to Senator Zaid Ibrahim for launching the 'MyFuture' foundation to bring unity among the people.

In my earlier blog titled: 'Let us live happily together in Malaysia' ( Unity category), I have wrote on the importance of educating the young ones on racial unity and integration. Further to this, I also suggested an idea to have all the various places of prayers to be built on a single piece of land and which I hope will complement the noble idea of Senator Zaid Ibrahim.

I would like to recap and reinforce as follow:

1) As land is aplenty in Malaysia, to choose and identify a suitable location will not be a major problem.

2) The major religions in Malaysia are mainly: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Taoism, Sikhism etc. Whether they are a major or minor religion, let us identify them all.

3) The road to the places of worship must be through one door. As the entrance to this venue will be through a single entry point, a congregation of all Malaysians of different faiths, rather than segregation, can be achieved. It will be truly wonderful to see the people of various races going to the same place and entering the same gate for prayers.
What a happy feeling and a joyous sight for all !
This will indeed bring to reality for the people to say, 'Let us pray together' .

4) The land must be vast enough to house a non-prayer hall for inter-faith dialogues and the various activities as suggested by Senator Zaid Ibrahim.

Can someone start the ball rolling for this project?

What special name can you think of for this project?