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”

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 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 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
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Sacrilegious Acts by Unbelieving Spies in Church

How should  Christians respond when unbelievers surreptitiously come to church to spy out their activities? What if they commit acts that are reasonably deemed to be offensive if not sacrilegious to Christian worship. Should Christian rely on the authorities to enforce punishment under the Penal Code?

For a brief reflection read: LINK

Sacrilegious Acts by Unbelieving Spies in Church

Kairos Forum: Constitutional Conflict and Ethics in Current Malaysian Politics

CONSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT AND ETHICS IN CURRENT MALAYSIAN POLITICS

VENUE: HERITAGE CENTRE (PJEFC)
DATE: FRIDAY 20TH MARCH 2009
TIME: 8.30PM – 10.30PM

SPEAKERS:

PROF. DR. SHAD FARUQI University Teknologi MARA; Author of Document of Destiny: The Constitution of the Federation of Malaysia (2008) (Star Publications)

MR. PHILIP T.N. KOH Co-editor of Sheridan & Groves, The Constitution of Malaysia, 5th Ed (2008)( MLJ) and  Co-Counsel in The Tun Mustapha v Tun Adnan Roberts & Dato Pairin Sabah cases in 1985.

DR. NG KAM WENG Research Director, Kairos Research Centre

CHAIRMAN:MR. M. SELVEINDRAN Chairman, Kairos Research Centre Continue reading “Kairos Forum: Constitutional Conflict and Ethics in Current Malaysian Politics”