Religous Organisation take part in Day of Prayer in Brickfields

September 8th, 2010 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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This is the kind of news that should be published often to motivate and spur people to work and live together. Not comments from self-proclaimed politicians and protectors of communities. AND I hope some jokers won’t come along and say that such events are an affront to their religion and demand ISA to be used on the participants!

This is more like a 1Malaysia that I envision.

Day of prayer for the nation

FOR the first time, 12 religious organisations in the Brickfields area in Kuala Lumpur gathered for a day of prayer.

The special event was held at the Malaysian Association for the Blind where each organisation conducted a five-minute prayer in conjunction with the nation’s 53rd National Day.

“We share the same common thought and we are all placed in the large section of this area but we have never gathered together before,” said organising chairman Dr Edgar Frank.

Frank went on to inform those present that some 8,000 people would visit Brickfields on a regular day for religious classes and activities.

Getting along: Representatives from various religious organisations around Brickfields.

The number, he said, would also increase especially on auspicious days as the area had five churches, five Hindu temples, a Chinese temple, a surau, a mosque and a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple.

The idea for the event came from a religious leader, said organising committee member George Thomas as these leaders lived in the area and often bumped into one another.

Those present at the prayer ceremony were representatives from the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Catholic Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Majlis Islam Brickfields, Orthodox Syrian Church Malaysia, Sam Kow Thong, Sidang Injil Borneo, Sikh community, Sri Krishna Hindu Temple, Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Hindu Temple, Tamil Methodist Church Brickfields and Veera Hanuman Hindu Temple.

During the two-hour session, each organisation prayed for a different cause for the country and its people.

The causes ranged from commerce, education, family, communications, as well as media, social sensitivity and the government.


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