Muslims and Christians in conversation – Photo by Ben Ong, courtesy of Rev Sivin Kit’s blog
A unique event was held on 12 June, bringing together speakers living as minorities in plural societies, in this case Muslims in a Western society and Christians in a Muslim-majority society.
Over a hundred people flocked to Father’s House, Bangsar Lutheran Church, to participate in the dialogue, jointly organised by Friends in Conversation and the Muslim Professionals Forum.
Aloysius Pinto made a striking observation:
Through the conversations by these four persons, something interesting struck me!
It dawned on me that what is really happening is that there is a real battle heating up. The battle is not among races and religious groups, but between the Believers of TRUTH and the manipulation by PERCEPTION. Believer of all faiths have so much in common, and this event clearly showed the vast similarities.
Believers of various FAITHS must continue to engage with each other, not only in forums and formal events, but more so in our daily lives.