The world today is facing great problems! Following the 911 incident, the spark of religious and racial differences have rekindled causing violent confrontation among countries all over the world, showering untold miseries to the inhabitants of this earth.
For the first time, virtually in human history, the religions that God created through His Prophets and holy men to foster Love, Peace and Harmony have become, because of the acts of a relative few, a potential source of discord and disharmony! And when diversity of religions has the added problem of diversity of race, then this becomes a potential source of violence and conflict.
We now see this happening in USA, Europe, Middle East, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and now it is spreading to the Far East.
The Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia, an interfaith organisation then initiated an informal gathering of the major religious groups in Malaysia under the banner of “Friendship Group For Inter Religious Service” (Friendship Group) to undertake community service projects for the needy and underprivileged as well as to promote the consciousness of human values in society.
Participating Religious Groups:
- Islamic Youth Movement (ABIM)
- Buddhist Maha Vihara
- Catholic Church
- Council of Churches of Malaysia
- Malaysia Hindu Sangam
- Malaysian Gurdwaras Council
Video Highlights of the FGIS Camp held in 2010: