Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Inter-Religion TV Game Show To Promote Harmony In Britain

A television game show aimed at promoting good relations between members of different religious communities and encouraging people to enhance their knowledge about other faiths will be launched here. The series titled Faith Off will involve people from Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Buddhist faiths contesting against each other and will be aired on Islam Channel.

According to producers, the series will attempt to promote good relations and mutual respect between Britain’s religious communities. Two teams of four will go head to head in each episode, answering quick-fire and general knowledge questions in the eight-part series hosted by the Muslim comedian Jeff Mirza,.

There will be a multiple choice current affairs segment in addition to a home or away round, when contestants can answer questions on their own faith or the opposing team’s for points. Players will also have to identify religious figures, such as the Dalai Lama and the Pope, from blurred footage.

“We’re living in a multicultural society,” producer Abrar Hussain said. “You learn about religions at school and then you forget, so it’s about transferring the basic blocks of knowledge ... It’s also about learning the similarities between religions, instead of focusing on the differences,” he added.

***** It's a good idea and will go some way in not only promoting good relations but also enabling the average person to learn more about other faiths. However such a show in Malaysia may not be well received especially by those who have no intention of engaging in inter-religious discourse or harmony.

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3:56 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Purple Haze said...

Any events to promote relgious harmony should be wholeheartedly supported to allow people of all faiths to understand and believe that each person's faith is not attack.

The first step is acceptance that there are other faiths that people practice ... not mere tolerance.

The second step is to acknowledge that a person's faith is a personal choice and there is no compulsion to join or leave a faith if one chooses to.

Once we get over those hurdles, the rest comes easy.

6:58 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous darcwil said...

I agree with purple haze. What a postive way of thinking. We need more people who can actually engage an issue in a realistic and logical manner, unlike a gazillion blog posts and comments that border and promote hatred among the races we have in Malaysia. THAT's true malaysian unity spirit!

Change must come from us. What are we expecting, if we have a new government or PM everything will suddenly change for the better? Change takes time. Especially so when it comes to something delicate and sensitive like race and religion.

5:28 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Hajar said...

Couldn't agree more to purple haze and darcwil.

Once we are able to see beyond or break the barriers of race, religion and cultural backgrounds, that's the time when we can unify in harmony.

12:28 PM GMT+8  

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