X
UCA News

Malaysia

Malaysian politicians embrace Easter spirit to call for national unity

The redemptive spirit of the Christian holiday can serve as a focal point of interfaith amity

UCA News reporter, Kuala Lumpur

UCA News reporter, Kuala Lumpur

Published: April 05, 2021 05:00 PM GMT

Updated: April 06, 2021 10:05 AM GMT

Malaysian politicians embrace Easter spirit to call for national unity

The Buddhist Chin Swee Caves Temple in Genting Highlands near Kuala Lumpur. Muslim-majority Malaysia has 2.6 million Christians. (Photo: AFP)

Easter is a singularly Christian holiday, yet its redemptive spirit can serve as a focal point of interfaith amity. After all, Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice before resurrecting on the third day not only for those who believed in him but for all mankind.

So it was encouraging to see several leading Malaysian politicians embrace the spirit of the holiday to call for unity in a nation where religious differences between the majority Muslim population and the Christian minority can still run deep.

In his Easter message, Lim Guan Eng, secretary-general of the liberal and multiracial Democratic Action Party, emphasized the unifying spirit of the Christian holiday to call on all Malaysians regardless of their faith to join together in interfaith harmony.

Subscribe to your daily free newsletter from UCA News
Thank you. You are now signed up to Daily newsletter

“Malaysians must protect, preserve and promote the basic tenets of our federal constitution that stipulates Islam as the religion of the federation and guarantees freedom of religion for non-Muslims,” the Christian lawmaker wrote in a message posted on Facebook.

Click here to read the full article

 

Also Read

UCA News Podcast
UCAN Ad
 
The Pontificate - Contribute to help UCA News
The Pontificate - Contribute to help UCA News
UCA News Catholic Dioceses in Asia
UCA News Catholic Dioceses in Asia
UCA News Catholic Dioceses in Asia