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Sunday, 26 January 2014


The Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) & The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (PROHAM) are jointly organising a Dialogue for Harmony  in conjunction with the World Interfaith Harmony Week (Feb 1-7, 2014).

“Mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue

constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace”

Date:                            Feb 5, 2014 (Wed)
Time:                            2.00pm to 4.40pm

Venue:                          Global Movement of Moderates : 15th Floor, Menara Manulife,  No. 6, Jalan Gelenggang,  Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur,
Panel Moderators:          Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah & Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria

(Panel speakers are being confirmed, will be announced soon)

There is unfortunately, an orchestration of disharmony and ill will by certain quarters in Malaysian society. This breeds enmity, misunderstanding and conflict. There is a need for Malaysians to display an alternative dialogue or conversation that while we agree or disagree we do this in humility and mutual respect.

We are hosting this Dialogue for Harmony in line with the United Nations agenda to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. The UN recognised this need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people

During this World Interfaith Harmony Week which was aside by the UN General Assembly on Oct 20, 2010, the UN encourages “all States to support the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship, on a voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or convictions”.

With this in mind both GMM & Proham is inviting all the leaders of religious institutions, voluntary and civil society movements committed to fostering interfaith harmony to come for a discussion and time of reflection on strengthening peace and harmony in Malaysian society and the region.

This can be effectively built on our collective understanding of the Rukunegara and Federal Constitution as well as our commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights and the Asean Human Rights Declaration in addition to UN Resolution 16/18 on ‘Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against, persons based on religion or belief’ which was proposed to the UN General assembly by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and adopted on April 12, 2011
Let us together during this Harmony Week reach out in compassion, mutual respect and build a ‘nation of peace’ for all Malaysians.

For registration & Information please contact Rama Ramanathan- Email: or SMS mobile: 012 2887147

For more information on UN week please check out:

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