Towards Consensus

In 2006, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, published a collection of speeches under the title, “Islam Hadhari: A Model Approach for Development and Progress”. In his third chapter, “Islam, Malaysia, and the Wider World”, he declares that civilizational dialogue cannot succeed without conflict resolution, which is at the forefront of the Malaysian government’s efforts. Continue reading

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Speech at the Religions for Peace Summit in Kathmandu

Here, beneath one of our Creator’s mightiest creations, from the Everest to the Annapurna Mountain Peaks, we have gathered to contemplate the forces of war and mass murder that are rampant in the modern world. In the face of mankind’s tremendous technological progress, the young are still forced to think and think, how could conflict – conventional as well as nuclear – be eradicated forever on the face of this earth?

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