UM HOSTS INTERFAITH DIALOGUE TO DISCUSS GENDER IDENTITY ISSUES
Organised by the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, University of Malaya (UM), in collaboration with Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM), the Interfaith Dialogue - Gender Identity featured different representatives from different religious backgrounds namely the Muslims, Buddhist, Hindu and Christians. The dialogue was held on 22 February 2019 at the High Impact Research Building, UM.
Gender identity issues were discussed among invited panelists, from the perspectives of religions in hopes to provide a platform for the participants to strengthen respective faiths and further understand other faiths as well. The session was moderated by Madam Enizahura Abdul Aziz from Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia, IKIM and joined by panelists: Mr. Umar Mukhtar Mohd Noor from Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan, Ven. Kumâra Bhikkhu from Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, Madam T. Gowri from Malaysia Hindu Sangam as well as Rev. Fr. Gregory Chan from the Church of the Assumption, Petaling Jaya.
The programme aimed at learning the views of different religions on the similarities of one another and how we can work together towards a common goal; in a diverse cultures, peaceful and harmonious community.