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The Penang Global Ethic Project promotes the concepts of
'World Religions – Universal Peace –
Global Ethic'
by identifying them
with Penang's traditions of religious tolerance
and diversity

For more information, contact:

The Secretariat of The Penang Global Ethic Project
c/o Lestari Heritage Network
120 Armenian Street,
10200 Penang, Malaysia
Fax: 604-263 3970
email: info@globalethicpenang.net

 

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George Town, Penang – a microcosm
of unified diversity

The term Global Ethic refers to a set of common moral values and ethical standards which are shared by the different faiths and cultures on Earth. These common moral values and ethical standards constitute a humane ethic, or the ethic of humanity. The concept may appear theoretical to some, but here in the historical city of George Town, shared values are commonplace.


We are blessed with more than a hundred spiritual sites built by different communities from past to present. Houses of worship representing five major religions are found in close proximity along the 'Street of Harmony' –
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and Lebuh Cannon. This is a special place where people of all nations, ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds can learn about traditions of peaceful religious co-existence.

World Religions Walk, PENANG
Introduction
Location Map
Details of Virtual Tour
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Vive la différence!

A series of events celebrating this spirit of diversity started on 4 February 2005 with a big launch. Tours and walkabouts for peoples of all ages and creeds, and an art competition for children was organised. The project culminated in a series of public forums on religion's relationship to various ethical values.

The Penang Global Ethic Project serves to remind us all of the importance of understanding and recognising faiths and cultures different from ours. Understanding and acceptance, not mere tolerance, is the key to everlasting peace among mankind.

Click here for diary of events.

The Exhibitions: World Religions – Universal Peace – Global Ethic

The exhibition World Religions – Universal Peace – Global Ethic was made available in Malay, English and Mandarin. The English version was exhibited at the Penang Municipal Council Town Hall in Esplanade, the Bahasa Malaysia version was at USM ABN Amro Arts and Culture Center in Beach Street and the Chinese version was at the Alpha Utara Gallery in China Street.

Click here for Bahasa Malaysia version of the exhibition at USM ABN Amro Arts and Culture. For a panoramic view of the gallery, click on the images below.

 
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Click here for The English version of the exhibition at
the Penang Municipal Council Town Hall in Esplanade.
Click here for the Chinese version of the exhibition at
the Alpha Utara Gallery in China Street.

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