Parit Buntar MP Mujahid Yusof Rawa visited Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Murphy Pakiam at his office today. Also present at the meeting were Penang Bishop Sebastian Francis and Johore-Malacca Bishop Paul Tan.
Francis, the Bishop of Rome, has come out with a new apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, that recognises the need to resolve “the structural causes of poverty” without delay. Everyone should ponder over these words: Welfare projects, which meet certain urgent needs, should be considered merely temporary responses. As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems. Inequality is the root of social ills.
A discussion on Parit Buntar MP Mujahid Yusof Rawa’s new book Dialogue with Churches: A Peace Travelogue was held at the service centre of the Selangor State Assembly member for Hulu Kelang on 11 November. The panel featured Mujahid, former Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin (currently an associate professor in Islamic studies at USM), Hulu Kelang rep Saari Sungib and a Christian pastor.
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has railed against corruption again, severely chastising those who donate to the church on the one hand while stealing from the state and the poor on the other.
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has condemned the culture of bribery and corruption as serious sins that rob people, including the children of the culprits, of their dignity.