Penang Global Ethic Project promotes the concepts of
'World Religions Universal Peace
by identifying them
with Penang's traditions of religious tolerance
more information, contact:
Secretariat of The Penang Global Ethic Project
c/o Lestari Heritage Network
120 Armenian Street,
10200 Penang, Malaysia
Fax: 604-263 3970
Town, Penang a microcosm
of unified diversity
term Global Ethic refers to a set of common moral values
and ethical standards which are shared by the different faiths
and cultures on Earth. These
common moral values and ethical standards constitute a humane
ethic, or the ethic of humanity. The concept may appear theoretical
to some, but here in the historical city of George Town, shared
values are commonplace.
blessed with more than a hundred spiritual sites built by different
communities from past to present. Houses of worship representing
five major religions are found in close proximity along the 'Street
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and Lebuh Cannon. This is a special
place where people of all nations, ages, religions and ethnic
backgrounds can learn about traditions of peaceful religious co-existence.
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series of events celebrating this spirit of diversity started
on 4 February 2005 with a big launch. Tours and walkabouts for
peoples of all ages and creeds, and an art competition for children
was organised. The project culminated in a series of public forums
on religion's relationship to various ethical values.
Penang Global Ethic Project serves to remind us all of the importance
of understanding and recognising faiths and cultures different
from ours. Understanding and acceptance, not mere tolerance, is
the key to everlasting peace among mankind.
here for diary of events.
Exhibitions: World Religions Universal Peace Global
exhibition World Religions Universal Peace Global
Ethic was made available in Malay, English and Mandarin. The English
version was exhibited at the Penang Municipal Council Town Hall
in Esplanade, the Bahasa Malaysia version was at USM ABN Amro
Arts and Culture Center in Beach Street and the Chinese version
was at the Alpha Utara Gallery in China Street.
here for Bahasa Malaysia version of the exhibition at USM
ABN Amro Arts and Culture. For a panoramic view of the gallery,
click on the images below.
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here for The English version of the exhibition at
Penang Municipal Council Town Hall in Esplanade.
here for the Chinese version of the exhibition at
Alpha Utara Gallery in China Street.