Kairos Dialogue Network Conference on Shaping a Shared Future in Malaysia

Kairos Dialogue Network would like to invite Christians in Malaysia to a one day conference on Saturday, 11 July 2015 at Luther Centre. The Facebook link is here:  https://www.facebook.com/kairosdialoguenetwork/posts/884292154960172  LINK The purpose of this conference is to launch and share a Christian social vision for a shared future in Malaysia.  Kairos Dialogue Network invites all … Continue reading “Kairos Dialogue Network Conference on Shaping a Shared Future in Malaysia”

Kairos Dialogue Network would like to invite Christians in Malaysia to a one day conference on Saturday, 11 July 2015 at Luther Centre.

The Facebook link is here:  https://www.facebook.com/kairosdialoguenetwork/posts/884292154960172  LINK

The purpose of this conference is to launch and share a Christian social vision for a shared future in Malaysia.  Kairos Dialogue Network invites all Christians from different denominations to support one another and commit themselves towards transformative actions at the individual, church, community, and national levels.

For more information on the programme and speakers please refer to the attachment with this email. Continue reading “Kairos Dialogue Network Conference on Shaping a Shared Future in Malaysia”

A Christian Social Vision for Malaysia: Call for Dialogue

A group of Christian leaders and professionals call upon all Malaysians to dialogue on how to work together to build a shared nation.  A CHRISTIAN SOCIAL VISION FOR MALAYSIA I. PREAMBLE Malaysia was formed as a multi-racial and multi-religious nation with a constitutional democracy which grants equality and religious liberty to all citizens under the … Continue reading “A Christian Social Vision for Malaysia: Call for Dialogue”

A group of Christian leaders and professionals call upon all Malaysians to dialogue on how to work together to build a shared nation.

 A CHRISTIAN SOCIAL VISION FOR MALAYSIA

I. PREAMBLE

Malaysia was formed as a multi-racial and multi-religious nation with a constitutional democracy which grants equality and religious liberty to all citizens under the law. However, recent social-political developments have caused deep concerns that the rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution are being undermined by racial and religious extremism resulting in political marginalization of minority groups, increasing authoritarianism in government and society leading to the restriction of freedom of speech, assembly and association of citizens as well as encroachment by religious authorities on the fundamental liberties of all citizens.

Many individuals and groups have expressed similar concerns. As Christians, we are mindful of the call from the Holy Bible to be peacemakers. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). As such, we, members of Kairos Dialogue Network would like to share our Christian social vision and call upon fellow-Malaysians of good will to come together for rational discourse and open dialogue. Our hope is that with commitment, we will succeed in building consensus, regardless of our colour, creed or confession and work together to build a harmonious, peaceful and progressive society.

II. OUR CHRISTIAN CONVICTIONS

A. OUR AFFIRMATION

To read the full statement go to:

Kairos Dialogue Network
— Website http://kairosdialoguenetwork.org/
— Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/kairosdialoguenetwork/
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Sidang Injil Borneo Sabah: Pastoral Communique to Leaders and Members on Allah Dispute

Ref:SIB(P):300-6(1083)13 Date:  28 October 2013 Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus. Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us not be misled by the assurance uttered by certain quarters that we can use the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God in Sabah and Sarawak. It is more than just about a … Continue reading “Sidang Injil Borneo Sabah: Pastoral Communique to Leaders and Members on Allah Dispute”

Ref:SIB(P):300-6(1083)13
Date:  28 October 2013

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us not be misled by the assurance uttered by certain quarters that we can use the word ‘Allah’ to refer to God in Sabah and Sarawak. It is more than just about a word; it is about the fundamental right to worship God in the way we have been doing for generations without hindrance.

The decision of the Court of Appeal against the Herald puts new restrictions on our human and constitutional right to freedom of religion. Nevertheless, we urge you to continue your friendship with your Muslim brothers and sisters and to extend love to them as you have always done’ We want to assure them that our court action is not against them or Islam but against the wrongful conduct of the Federal government and its officials.

We have never for one instance undermined the position of Islam as the religion of the federation. By the same token, we expect or constitutional right to profess, practice and propagate our faith to be respected by the courts and the Federal government. Continue reading “Sidang Injil Borneo Sabah: Pastoral Communique to Leaders and Members on Allah Dispute”

New Series on “Reasonable Christianity”

ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW SERIES ON “REASONABLE CHRISTIANITY’ Click to enter the highlighted tab “Reasonable Christianity” on top of the page. This section will contain a new series of articles on “Reasonable Christianity”  which will present the rational basis and demonstrate the intellectual cogency of Christianity. Some articles that will be posted will deal with themes … Continue reading “New Series on “Reasonable Christianity””

ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW SERIES ON “REASONABLE CHRISTIANITY’

Click to enter the highlighted tab “Reasonable Christianity” on top of the page. This section will contain a new series of articles on “Reasonable Christianity”  which will present the rational basis and demonstrate the intellectual cogency of Christianity.

Some articles that will be posted will deal with themes like “C.S. Lewis Argument from Reason”, “Why Naturalism is Rationally Self-defeating”,  “Transcendental Argument for the Existence of God”, “Epistemological Status of Christian Propositions – Historical and Scientific Perspectives,” “Science, Creation-Evolution and Christianity”,  “The Deity of Jesus Christ”, “The Coherence of the Incarnation”, ” Logical Defense of the Trinity”, “Christianity and Morality like Divine Command Theory” etc.

Dialogue and debates from serious readers and honest doubters are welcomed

Ng Kam Weng

 

 

 

 

Resolving the Allah Controversy: Going Beyond Polemics and Call for Constructive Dialogue

Proposition 1: We respect the right of PAS to spell out clearly its theological position on Allah. Proposition 2: We respect the right of people of different faiths to interpret their holy books and profess their faith in their mother tongues. Proposition 3: We must go beyond polemics in addressing the Allah controversy. Proposition 4: … Continue reading “Resolving the Allah Controversy: Going Beyond Polemics and Call for Constructive Dialogue”

Proposition 1: We respect the right of PAS to spell out clearly its theological position on Allah.

Proposition 2: We respect the right of people of different faiths to interpret their holy books and profess their faith in their mother tongues.

Proposition 3: We must go beyond polemics in addressing the Allah controversy.

Proposition 4: We invite Muslim leaders to engage in constructive dialogue with Christian leaders to resolve the Allah controversy

 

The official statement released by Pas Ulamak Syura Council (USC) LINK on 13/1/2013 has caused confusion and concern. Continue reading “Resolving the Allah Controversy: Going Beyond Polemics and Call for Constructive Dialogue”

Kairos Disappointed with Misrepresentations in Baradan Kuppusamy’s Article

Kairos’ response to the mischievous article by Baradan Kuppusamy was published in The STAR today (25 Sept 2012) LINK See: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/25/focus/12075536&sec=focus

Kairos’ response to the mischievous article by Baradan Kuppusamy was published in The STAR today (25 Sept 2012) LINK

See:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/25/focus/12075536&sec=focus Continue reading “Kairos Disappointed with Misrepresentations in Baradan Kuppusamy’s Article”

Why Defacement of the Alkitab is Desecration

Click on the following link to read my post giving reasons why the defacement of the Alkitab (Holy Bible) by government officials is an act of desecration. http://libertysentinel.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/why-defacement-of-the-alkitab-is-desecration/ “Desecration” is not a word we simply throw around. As such, when Christians protest to the government that it has desecrated the Alkitab (Malay Bible) it is … Continue reading “Why Defacement of the Alkitab is Desecration”

Click on the following link to read my post giving reasons why the defacement of the Alkitab (Holy Bible) by government officials is an act of desecration.
http://libertysentinel.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/why-defacement-of-the-alkitab-is-desecration/

“Desecration” is not a word we simply throw around. As such, when Christians protest to the government that it has desecrated the Alkitab (Malay Bible) it is incumbent on Christians to give reasons to support the claim for such a serious crime. Failure to do so will only reflect badly on the Christians themselves.

I invite you therefore to read my post which gives a careful analysis and arguments to support the charge that the Malaysian government committed desecration when its officials defaced the Alkitab.

Allah Word: The Bare Historical Facts Presented

Allah Word: Facts and Time-line “Why do you want to fight the Malaysian government over the use of the word Allah?” This question crops up now and then in our discussion groups. The inquirer may be well intentioned, but he is obviously ill-informed. The best answer to this question is to present the facts of … Continue reading “Allah Word: The Bare Historical Facts Presented”

Allah Word: Facts and Time-line

“Why do you want to fight the Malaysian government over the use of the word Allah?” This question crops up now and then in our discussion groups.

The inquirer may be well intentioned, but he is obviously ill-informed. The best answer to this question is to present the facts of history which show clearly that it is not the Malaysian Church that wants to fight the government; it is rather the case of the government pushing the Church with one demand after another until the Church’s back is facing the wall. The Church has no option left but to appeal to the Court to seek redress and justice.

READ the complete article at RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WATCH LINK

Why Use Allah and Tuhan? Official Explanation from Indonesian Bible Society

An Official Explanation from Indonesian Bible Society LINK (English Version) Why are the terms “Allah” and “TUHAN” used in our Bible? Penjelasan Rasmi Daripada Lembaga Alkitab Indonesia LINK (Malay Version):  Versi Melayu Berikut Di bawah The Indonesian Bible Society, which speaks for 25 million Malay/Indonesian Christians  should be the most authoritative reference on translation of … Continue reading “Why Use Allah and Tuhan? Official Explanation from Indonesian Bible Society”

An Official Explanation from Indonesian Bible Society LINK (English Version)
Why are the terms “Allah” and “TUHAN” used in our Bible?

Penjelasan Rasmi Daripada Lembaga Alkitab Indonesia LINK (Malay Version):  Versi Melayu Berikut Di bawah

The Indonesian Bible Society, which speaks for 25 million Malay/Indonesian Christians  should be the most authoritative reference on translation of the Malay Bible! Continue reading “Why Use Allah and Tuhan? Official Explanation from Indonesian Bible Society”

KAIROS PUBLIC FORUM: THE REAL JESUS CHRIST OF HISTORY

KAIROS PUBLIC FORUM THE REAL JESUS CHRIST OF HISTORY Jesus of The Bible versus Jesus of the Documentaries (National Geographic/Discovery /BBC) Date: Friday, 20 November 2009 Time: 8.30pm – 10.30pm Venue: Hall 1, Dream Centre 2 Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13 46200 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia

KAIROS PUBLIC FORUM

THE REAL JESUS CHRIST OF HISTORY

Jesus of The Bible
versus
Jesus of the Documentaries (National Geographic/Discovery /BBC)

Date: Friday, 20 November 2009
Time: 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Hall 1, Dream Centre
2 Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Continue reading “KAIROS PUBLIC FORUM: THE REAL JESUS CHRIST OF HISTORY”