CCI Launched in South East Asia

posted 18 Aug 2009, 03:06 by CCI Media   [ updated 19 Aug 2009, 07:58 ]

The 2 day CCI-SE Asia Meet (which in fact turned out to be an Asia-Pacific Meet) was inaugurated by the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur Most Rev. Murphy Pakiam on the 8th August 2009.

35 delegates from Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand attended the 2 day meet. Representatives from local NGOs and social activists from Malaysia were also present for the Symposium on ‘Peace Education for Sustainable Development’. Jerald Joseph from Pusat Komas, Malaysia who took the session led the group into a dynamic interactive method to understand the need for peace education.

At the end of the day, the participants adopted a resolution calling all heads of governments, United Nations Organization,  civil society organisations, NGOs, worker movements, youth movements ,  religious and secular bodies to give priority in their agenda for ‘Task of Peace Education’ which is an urgent need.

At the end of the day, the participants adopted a resolution calling all heads of governments, United Nations Organization,  civil society organisations, NGOs, worker movements, youth movements ,  religious and secular bodies to give priority in their agenda for ‘Task of Peace Education’ which is an urgent need.

The study sesson on the second day on ‘My Community’ was an eye opener to many which led to the discovery of the socio,economic, cultural and political scenario in their community and in the society at large.

The importance of SEE-JUDGE-ACT method in our day to day life and review was stressed by all the leaders who gave testimonies of their experiences.

Charles Santiago, Member of Parliament in Malaysia; Paul Sinnappan, Office for Human Development, Malaysia; Ruki Fernando, Sri Lanka; Susairaj, India;  Fr. Niphote, Thailand; Rungrote Surakit, Thailand presented testimonies.

A new team for Asia-Pacific was elected at the end of the meet. 2 new team members were also inducted into the International Coordination.

 

      A section of the participants with Archbishop Murphy Pakiam               Inaugural Session - Archbishop with International Coordinators

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