World Interfaith Harmony Week
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Herald Malaysia): In conjunction with World Inter-faith Harmony Week about 40 youths from different religious background attended a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of Saint Anne’s Sanctuary.
This programme which was initiated by the United Nations was organized by Jabatan Perpaduan Negara Dan Integrasi Nasional (Jabatan Perdana Menteri).The programme was towards interreligious understanding and harmony amongst adherents and the theme was ‘Love God, Love your Neighbours’.
This goodwill programme was to help participants to have a better understanding of the practices, culture and way of life of peoples of other faiths so as to strengthen the spirit of unity among the youths of this nation. The parish was represented by Joseph Stanislaus, David Baboo & Lazarus Jonathan.
Prior to the tree planting ceremony a brief history of Saint Anne parish was presented to all those present by Lazarus Jonathan. Saint Anne’s Sanctuary was one of 4 Religious places the group visited. The others were a Chinese Temple, a Hindu Temple and a Mosque. The programme concluded with the participants presenting a souvenir to the parish representatives.