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The Penang Global Ethic Project Launch

World Religions - Universal Peace - Global Ethic
10.00am, Tuesday, 7 February 2006
....at USM ABN-AMRO Arts & Cultutal Centre, Lebuh Pantai


(World Religious - Universal Peace - Global Ethic)
7 Februari 2006,
Pusat Kesenian dan Kebudayaan USM ABN AMRO,
Jam 10.00 pagi

Prof. Dato' Dzulkifli Abd. Razak,
Naib Canselor, Universiti Sains Malaysia,

Mr. Peter Schier Representative
Konrad Foundation

Y.Bhg Dato' Anuar Fazal Presiden
Malaysia Interfaith Network Merangkap
Pengerusi Jawatankuasa The Penang Global Ethic Project

Konsul-Konsul General dan wakil-wakil Konsulat di Pulau Pinang

Pegawai-Pegawai Utama Universiti,
Seterusnya Dato'- Dato', Pelajar-Pelajar, "Tuan-Tuan dan Puan-Puan Para Hadirin sekelian.

Assalamualaikum, Warabmatullahi wabarakatuh Dan Salam Sejahtera.
Bersyukur kita ke hadrat Allah (S,W.T) kerana dengan limpah kurniannya dapat sekali lagi saya bcrsama-sama tuan-tuan dann-puan. di dalam majlis ini
Pertama sekali saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada pihak Universiti Sains Malaysia khususnya kepada Naib Canselor, USM kerana menjemput saya dan Toh Puan untuk merasmikan pameran ini.

Tuan-Tuan dan Puan-Puan, Ladies and Gentlemen,

First of all, allow me to congratulate all the organizers of this project for your effort in promoting better understanding, appreciation, respect and tolerance amongst different religions that are being practiced around the world. Amongst the greatest challenges that we have to confront today is to creative, live and sustain a harmonious civil society, As the world is becoming globalized and connected through many different means, it is imperative that we learn to share and respect differences, especially in regards to religious beliefs. In fact, religious belief, spiritual tradition and their translations into daily practices can be taken as a shared global heritage that humanity at large should embrace and cherish. There are many things that one can learn from various different spiritual traditions of the world. There are many secrets, many paths and spiritual treasures that one can unveil from the rich traditions of various different religions of the world, Collectively, they may form as a foundation or backbone for a development, of a sustainable human capital a balanced character that can further contribute in pursuing a sustainable development.

I am deeply honoured to witness the initiation of this project in Penang, in fact, Penang is certainly the most appropriate host for this project. Penang is known for its rich diversity of various ethnic groups, cultures and spiritual belief's. It has a very long tradition of religious tolerance and respect.

Armenian and Acheen Street for examples, have been known for its history of religious tolerance between Islam, Confucianism and Hindu, Acheen Street in fact was at one point known as a `Second Jeddah' where many Haj pilgrims will gather before they embark they ship to Saudi Arabia. The Street also witnessed the presence of many Chinese Kongsis and Indian traders.

The idea of social perseverance and welfare had been translated into Wakaf and Kongsis in a form of Mosque, Madrasahs, houses, temple, shop houses, cemeteries and many more.

Within this historical, social and cultural contexts, I believe that this project is very significant.

I was informed that this project is filled with many engaging activities which include exhibitions, public forums, art competitions and a special spiritual trail that allows us to learn and appreciate the diversity of religious practices and spirit of tolerance amongst the people.

I hope that the public will take this opportunity to engage, and benefit from the project. Your support will definitely contribute in our effort to sustain the beauty of living harmoniously in a rich and culturally diversed society. In a larger context, we can work together to promote common, aspirations and values in our effort to create a peaceful and sustainable world.

'Tuan-Tuan dan Puan Puan, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In closing Once again, I would like to convey my gratitude to Universiti Sains Malaysia, Konrad Foundation especially Mr. Peter Schier and the project committee for inviting me to officiate this exhibition. It is my desire the Penang Global Ethic Project and the exhibition here will enrich and broaden the knowledge and insight of student, staffs and member of public's.

I hereby declare open of "The Penang Global Ethic Project 2006 and the
Exhibition of : "World Religions - Universal Peace - Global Ethic 2006"

Thank You
Wabillahhitaufiq Walhidayah Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.


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