Friday, January 26, 2007

Muslim-Christian Dialog in Malaysia: Terms of Engagement

by Kam Weng
Challenges for Christians

Some Christians avoid dialogue because of their own misconceptions. It is therefore appropriate for us to analyze how the meaning and goals of true dialogue could realistically be set in Malaysia. In the first place Christians should enter into the national debate about what common society we should work towards. The absence of a Christian voice results in a de facto surrendering of the public sphere to the dominant majority. Surely, this is an irresponsible act and an unconditional surrender to the hegemonic majority. Our failure to respond vigorously has resulted in a continual erosion of our Constitutional rights by many undebated legislations.

But an effective response is possible only if we act out of a clearly defined social philosophy.

Read On For Part 1 And Part 2

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