INVITATION TO FORUM – For Catholics
The PHDC of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is organizing the above mentioned forum and would like to invite you to attend a forum themed “Islamisation of Malaysia”. Three speakers have been invited to speak at the forum:
* Dr. Azmi Sharom – Dr. Azmi Sharom is an Associate professor of Law Faculty, University of Malaya and Star Columnist (Brave New World) who will speak on the legal definitions of an Islamic State, the need to retain Common Law versus Syariah Law and on the use of the word ‘Allah’ by non-muslims.
* Mr. Baldev Singh, Chairman of Catholic Lawyers’ of Penang Diocese who will speak on the pitfalls and problems of converting in and out of Islam.
* Fr. Francis Anthony, parish priest of the CHS who will speak on how Catholics can respond to these issues in a fair and peaceful manner.
Details of the forum is as follows:
Date : 20th January 2009, Sunday
Time : 7.30pm
Venue : Dewan Holy Spirit (location map of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit)
Forum Theme: “Islamisation of Malaysia”
Between the three speakers, we believe the members of our church will be able to understand with greater clarity what is happening in our country today, why it is happening and how best they can respond to it.
If you have any questions, please call Joachim at 016-4100264/04-2273405. Please circulate this message to all Catholics.
The Internal Security Ministry has confiscated English language Christian children’s books said to contain offensive caricatures of prophets from several bookshops in three states.
So, Catholics of Malaysia, do you think we should continue to stay silent? No! We should pray for God’s wisdom in guiding us to speak wisely. And vote wisely. Definitely NO MORE BARISAN NASIONAL FOR ME.
(P/S : In case you wonder the source of the invitation to the forum, it is taken from our Cathedral of the Holy Spirit weekly bulletin. I updated it weekly and it can be found under Mass and Bulletin)