Center Profile

The Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN) (2006)

(Interfaith)

Websites:


Description

Country: Malaysia
Type of Organization: Interfaith
Constructive Practices:
Promotion of Inter-religious dialogue
Press Relations
Information Dissemination

Mission

According to their website "The Vision of the Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN) are primarily three issues:
1. To proactively promote DIALOGUE between faith organizations in Malaysia
2. To foster better UNDERSTANDING of common concerns and values and areas of contention.
3. To organize specific ACTIONS, sharing information, service and advocation."

Description

The Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN) was created on February 15, 2003. It is is an interfaith network whose purpose is to create a more harmonious and peaceful society in the multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia. MIN consists of 30 participants from various faiths, ranging from Islamic to Buddhist and Hindu groups. All these groups share the same aim which is to promote religious unity in Malaysia. National newspaper agencies such as The Star and The New Straits Times are also active participants in this network. The main agenda behind the creation of MIN is to act as the main platform of communication, initiatives and action for these various organizations.

Membership

The founding members of MIN are associated with the following institutions and organizations:
-Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship (INSAF) as part of the Pure Life Society
-Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Sikhism
-Sisters in Islam
-International Islamic University (IIU)
-Council of Churches of Malaysia
-Society of Jesus
-Rosicrucian
-The Theosophical Society (TS)
-Sri Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia (SAI)
-The Bahá’í Faith
-Bahá’ís of Penang Island
-Persatuan Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga
-Altruistic Leadership Institute (ALI)
-The Taiping Peace Initiative (TPI)
-Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, representative office to Malaysia
-Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD)
-World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
-Kumpulan Aktivis Media Independen (KAMI)
-The New Straits Times
-The Star
-Herald
-Rotary Club, Taiping

Programs and Events

MIN is built around 6 Task Forces:
1. Promotion of Family Values
2. Action against Extremism
3. Formation of Environmental Protection
4. Protection and promotion of Human Rights
5. Promotion of Interfaith Understanding and Harmony of Multifaith Education and Common Values
6. Promotion of Good Governance
Each task force is responsible for organizing programs and events that raise awareness about its work, such as talks and inter-religious dialogue sessions.

Date Center Founded
February 15th 2003