Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A sign of hope from Malaysia: Liberation Theology Course

Just to prove that Facebook isn't all about the trivia in life here is a news item that was posted in among events to which I have been invited.

A workshop for Christian Activist organized by Community Action Network (CAN) and The Malaysian Movement for Pax Romana ICMICA International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs.

10 June at 19:00 - 12 June at 16:00 Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, Kuala Lumpur Fee: RM 120 and RM 80 (students) for food and accommodation)


- Lay people need to discover the theory and spirit of the Theology of Liberation
- To reflect on this spirituality in the context of Malaysia
-To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II by reinvigorating the church community
- To inspire greater activism for change within the church and the larger society

Read the program here

Featured Speakers
Fr Fabian Dicom
Jerald Joseph

This is a sign of hope in the midst of news stories that often fail to inspire and encourage participation in the Church. I am unable to get to this event but draw hope from the following exchange between myself and one of the organisers on the group Facebook page:
Dear Friends, I send you greetings, prayers and best wishes for this important gathering. I look forward to hearing of your deliberations and actions that we might build solidarity for justice in our region. I particularly hope you will keep in mind the current arrangement between the Governments of Australia and Malaysia which risk the safety of many refugees and asylum seekers.
Tony Thanks Tony for the kind words of encouragement. We definitely have lots of work to do especially with regards this cross border issue. In solidarity.
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