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Secretary General comments on Malaysia court decision

Posted on: October 28, 2013 12:09 PM
Related Categories: ACO, South East Asia

By ACNS staff

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has spoken up in support of Anglicans and other Christians in Malaysia who have been told they may no longer use the word ‘Allah’ to describe God.

Canon Kenneth Kearon said today, “When there are such good relations between Christians and Muslims and among people of faiths in many parts of the Anglican Communion, this decision is particularly disappointing.

“The way the name of God is used in different contexts of the world is significant to every believer in each context, regardless of their faith or language. “The Anglican Communion will certainly pray and stand with Archbishop Bolly Lapok, the three Dioceses and all Christians in Malaysia affected by the court ruling as they carefully consider the court’s decision and its implications on the freedom of worship.”

We pray that the authorities in Malaysia think again about this ruling, so that all may worship in peace and freedom, and promote coexistence among citizens all faiths.