Friday, May 11, 2007

Summit on religious harmony killed ...because the situation in Malaysia is "delicate"

"Christian and Muslim scholars from around the world had bought air tickets, written papers and begun to pack their bags for the Building Bridges conference, the sixth in a series intended to foster dialogue between the two religions. It was cancelled with just two weeks notice.
The three-day conference was set up in the wake of September 11 and meant to be an annual get-together of Christian and Muslim academics in an attempt to find theological understandings that might help prevent future terrorist attacks.
At the first conference, at Lambeth Palace in London six years ago, Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, fêted Tony Blair. In return, the Prime Minister invited the Muslim and Christian scholars to a high-profile reception at Downing Street.
Since then the scholars have met in New York, Qatar and Sarajevo. This year’s seminar in Malaysia was to signal a breakthrough in Muslim-Christian relations in a region where they are particularly delicate.
However, it is understood that some influential Muslims believe that Christianity is “not a heavenly religion” and therefore they frown on interreligious dialogue.
Although the Malaysian Government allowed Dr Williams into the country to preach at the consecration of a new Anglican bishop, it said that it would not permit the interfaith dialogue to take place.
Instead Dr Williams is taking part in a hastily convened visit to Sri Lanka. Preaching a sermon there yesterday, he outlined the “terrible consequences” of fear caused by division. He said: “We must keep our bridges in good repair, the bridges for listening and sympathy, hearing the truth from one another, learning what the other’s experience is like.” "

Read the entire report here at TimesOnline

4 comments:

  1. "They intend to put out the Light of Allah (i.e. the religion of Islam, this Quran, and Prophet Muhammad Salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam ) with their mouths. But ALLAH WILL COMPLETE HIS LIGHT EVEN THOUGH THE DISBELIEVERS HATE (it)."
    (Surah as-Saff 61:8)


    "And they (disbelievers) plotted, and Allah planned too. AND ALLAH IS THE BEST OF THE PLANNERS."
    (Surah Aal-e-Imraan 3:54)


    "And Allah will establish and make apparent the truth by His Words, however much the Mujrimoon (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) may hate it."
    (Surah Yunus 10:82)


    Read this COMPLETELY pls..... http://www.adhaalathu.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=53&show=1#comments
    Although it is based on politics, certain very important points are noted....

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  2. Anonymous12:51 AM

    The Adhaalathu article is scary..iranian brand of "Democracy" ?

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  3. Dhivehi Christian2:59 PM

    I can see that the Dhivehistan Taliban's cut & paste division has kicked back into action. They cannot lie low for long. Live and let live is a foreign dictum for these jihadi terrorists.

    By the way the ayah you quoated Phaz, is "wa makaroo wa makara-Allahu; wa-Allahu khairul maakireen". "Makar" translates as "deceiver" in both Arabic and Dhivehi. Why do you tell lies, Phaz? Do you wish to make Allah look good? Allah is bad. Even Allah admits it. Why can't you?

    The correct translation of the passage is "And they (disbelievers) deceived and Allah deceived too. Surely, Allah is the best of deceivers".

    Yes Phaz, Allah used the same descriptor on his enemies and himself. By changing this to fool your ignorant infidels, you have become a deceiver just like Allah and Mohamed. You cannot fool me Phaz. This infidel knows Arabic.

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  4. Your dumber than I thought, dhivehi christian. And I'm not connected to nass & his group in any way. But I am a MUSLIM. I believe that there is no god but ALLAH and that Muhammadh(sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam) is his messenger. Do you believe that? Or did you ever believe that? If you used to believe that and you now you've changed your faith, why did you do so?

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