So we are now one month into 2010.
The ALLAH issue has overshadowed everything else – now everyone is talking about UNITY etc etc
However, I congratulate Bandar Utama Residents’ Association (BURA) for actually doing something instead of just talking about it. They organised the Ribbons for Peace, Unity and Love. I am proud to have been a part of that programme.
Subsequent to that, the The MP of Subang, YB SIvarasa had also organised a Unity High Tea session between leaders of the mosque community with the Parish Leaders of the Church of Divine Mercy, Shah Alam.
This was indeed a wonderful initiative welcomed by both the mosque and church sides. The informal dialogue is a prelude to an Inter Faith Round Table Dialogue to be organised at a later date. During this High Tea Session, it was also agreed that the mosque officials will host the next High Tea Session at the mosque compound for the church leaders.
Now all these are indeed a major step; real positive initiative by the people who are concerned about the burning of churches, mosques etc etc. Instead of just talking, there are doing something positive. It may be a small step but every journey begins with that one step!
Let the politicians and academicians ponder and take whatever advantage they want out of the whole issue. It is the Rakyat who will have to move and get things done…..and I am truly proud to be a part of both of the above initiatives.
I am sure many other communities are doing similar programmes elsewhere and it is all these small groups of people that will eventually bring about the big change!
May ALLAH the GOD of ALL, continue to bless this nation and guide us on the path of peace and progress………….All Praise to ALLAH!