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The MIN motto

"Treat others as you would like to be treated"

That is the Golden Rule which is found in the scriptures of all major faiths. It is the fundamental moral principle and ethical standard on Earth. As such, the Golden Rule is the basic law of human and humane co-existence. Let’s practise it to make the world a better place!

Malaysian Interfaith Network

Dato’ (Dr.) Anwar Fazal
Chairperson, MIN
e-mail: anwarfazal2004@yahoo.com

Dr John Gurusamy
Coordinator, MIN
H/P: 012-6097487



Malaysian Interfaith Network

The Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN) was created during the 1st Taiping Interfaith Dialogue Roundtable which took place from 10 to 13 December 2002. For the first time in many years, representatives of the various religions in Malaysia, including sisters and brothers of Islam, met and discussed values and concerns which they all have in common.

The Taiping Roundtable

The over-30 Taiping Roundtable participants informed each other about the many ongoing altruistic social activities of the various faith and interfaith organizations, defined the common values and common concerns they share and set up six action groups to address the most urgent concerns.

Finally, they decided to establish the Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN) in order:
to provide a platform of communication for the various interfaith
organizations, initiatives and actions in Malaysia,
to promote the common values shared by all faiths, and
to foster interfaith understanding and co-operation

The Taiping meeting discussed and agreed upon the following Key Common Values:
1. Integrity & Accountability
2. Love & Compassion
3. Respect
4. Justice
5. Freedom
6. Service
7. Environmental Protection
8. Unity of Religions
9. Peace
10. Gender Equality
11. Moderation

The Taiping meeting also identified the following Key Common Concerns:
1. Loss of Family Values
2. Extremism
3. Environmental Degradation
4. Infringement of Human Rights
5. Lack of Spirituality
6. Lack of Multi-Faith Education
7. Lack of Tolerance
8. Materialism & Greed
9. Ignorance & Prejudice

Arising from the above-mentioned common values and concerns, the Taiping meeting established the following six action groups:
1. Promotion of Family Values
2. Promotion of Multi-faith Education and Common Values, especially the Golden Rule (“Treat others as you would like to be treated”)
3. Social Service
4. Environmental Protection
5. Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
6. Promotion of Good Governance

Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN)

The five main objectives of MIN are:
1. To promote interfaith understanding, tolerance, respect, appreciation and co-operation.
2. To promote the universal perspective and the common values of all faiths.
3. To promote inner peace, peace with all peoples and peace with the environment.
4. To assist in creating a tolerant, progressive and united nation consistent with the spirit of the Malaysian Constitution, the
Rukunegara, Vision 2020 and the Declaration Toward a Global Ethic of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
5. To network and co-operate with like-minded organizations within and outside Malaysia.


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