International Workshop on Faith and Power (George Town, Penang, Malaysia, 5-6 March 2012)

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Tengku Ahmad Hazri


The workshop was organised by the Noordin Sopiee Chair in Global Studies at Penang’s Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
The speakers were:

  • Professor Chandra Muzaffar (USM) and International Movement for a Just World (JUST)) – “Faith and Power; Power as a Sacred Trust”
  • Professor Wang Gungwu (National University of Singapore) – “Power and Faith in China: Past and Present”
  • Professor Kim Yong-Bock (Hanil University, Wanju, South Korea) – “Faith and Power from a Christian Perspective on Liberation”
  • Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand (Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand) – “Understanding the Effects of Violence on Faith: a Spectacle Perspective on Southern Violence, Thailand”
  • Swami Agnivesh (Arya Samaj scholar and Hindu activist, India) – “Faith and Power” and
  • Professor Suwanna Satha-Anand (Thammasat University) – “Wisdom and the Power of Faith in Theravada Buddhism.”

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