others as you would like to be treated"
is the Golden Rule which is found in the scriptures of
all major faiths. It is the fundamental moral principle
and ethical standard on Earth. As such, the Golden Rule
is the basic law of human and humane co-existence. Lets
practise it to make the world a better place!
Dato (Dr.) Anwar Fazal
Malaysian Interfaith Network
Interfaith Network (MIN) was created during the 1st Taiping Interfaith
Dialogue Roundtable which took place from 10 to 13 December 2002.
For the first time in many years, representatives of the various
religions in Malaysia, including sisters and brothers of Islam,
met and discussed values and concerns which they all have in common.
Taiping Roundtable participants informed each other about the
many ongoing altruistic social activities of the various faith
and interfaith organizations, defined the common values and common
concerns they share and set up six action groups to address the
most urgent concerns.
they decided to establish the Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN)
to provide a platform of communication
for the various interfaith
and actions in Malaysia,
to promote the common values
shared by all faiths, and
to foster interfaith understanding
meeting discussed and agreed upon the following Key Common Values:
1. Integrity & Accountability
2. Love & Compassion
7. Environmental Protection
8. Unity of Religions
10. Gender Equality
meeting also identified the following Key Common Concerns:
1. Loss of Family Values
3. Environmental Degradation
4. Infringement of Human Rights
5. Lack of Spirituality
6. Lack of Multi-Faith Education
7. Lack of Tolerance
8. Materialism & Greed
9. Ignorance & Prejudice
the above-mentioned common values and concerns, the Taiping meeting
established the following six action groups:
1. Promotion of Family Values
2. Promotion of Multi-faith Education and Common Values, especially
the Golden Rule (Treat others as you would like to be treated)
3. Social Service
4. Environmental Protection
5. Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
6. Promotion of Good Governance
Interfaith Network (MIN)
main objectives of MIN are:
1. To promote interfaith understanding, tolerance, respect, appreciation
2. To promote the universal perspective and the common values
of all faiths.
3. To promote inner peace, peace with all peoples and peace with
4. To assist in creating a tolerant, progressive and united nation
consistent with the spirit of the Malaysian Constitution, the
Rukunegara, Vision 2020 and the Declaration Toward a Global Ethic
of the Parliament of the Worlds Religions.
5. To network and co-operate with like-minded organizations within
and outside Malaysia.