S.A.L.T. Ulu Belaga 2009

26 07 2009

S.A.L.T. stands for School of Acting Justly, Loving Tenderly and Treading humbly with God (Micah 6:8). It is a programme for campus students spearheaded by the Malaysian Catholic Students’ Council (MCSC). This year, the second S.A.L.T will be held in Ulu Belaga (SALT II Ulu Belaga or S.U.B.’09)

Belaga

S.U.B.’09 will be a Southeast Asian program(SEAP), a joint project between MCSC and IMCS AP (International Movement of Catholic Students Asia Pacific). S.U.B’09 will incorporate EIP (Exposure Immersion Program) which will include orientation, exposure to Ulu Belaga, critical analyses and theological reflection which is also part of SALT II Ulu Belaga. Some participants of Southeast Asia can only attend EIP but not the entire SALT II Ulu Belaga. However, we expect all local participants to attend the entire program which will be held this year from 23 Nov to 6 Dec, 2009.

The aims of S.U.B. 09 are manifold:

  1. Enable our university students to understand the complex issues of the land rights or (NCR) of IP (indigenous peoples or Orang Asal) in Sarawak in relation to logging, the Sarawakian society and the global timber market.
  2. Arrive a more critical understand of the struggle of the IPs in Ulu Belaga and their poverty and marginalization in relation to the local and global institutions such as Internation Timber Instition, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and economic globalization.
  3. Response in faith to the struggle of the IPs so that we are aware of our roles as university students

S.U.B. 09 will be held in Bintulu, the EIP in Kg. Sg. Asap and Koyan in Ulu Belaga, and culminate in the 3-day retreat in Bintulu.

Take a look at the S.U.B.’09 promotional videos below:


Currently, 5 places are allocated for delegates from Archdiocese of Kuching. For more information, contact the Kuching Youth Office; 082-237237.





Taize Pilgrimage of Trust 2010, Manila

20 07 2009

Bro. Ghislain from the Taize community inviting Malaysian youths to join the Pilgrimage of Trust in Asia for youth in Asian countries and other continents which will he held from 3-7 February 2010 in Philippines. The dates include the days of arrival and departure.
Taize community in prayer


Some background on this event:
During the meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Brother Alois announced that the next stage of the Pilgrimage of Trust in Asia will be an international young adults’ meeting to be held in Manila.  This will be the 5th meeting of its kind in Asia. Previous such meetings were held at Chennai (Madras), India in 1985 and 1988,  Manila, Philippines in 1991, and Kolkata, India in 2006.

According to Bro Ghislain, there is no quota for those who are willing to bear their own travel expenses. They however must fulfill the age requirement.  There is no registration fee.  For Malaysia, they suggest 35-40 Euros for each person to cover the cost of accommodation and food.  Local travel expenses will also have to be paid by the participants but they will be relatively cheap.

For Kuching,  our coordinator for the Pilgrimage of Trust 2010 is Stella Sayang (016-8703610). Please contact Stella if you are interested to be part of this event.

For further information on POT you may want to check http://www.taize.fr





Asian Youth Day 2009 Manila, Philippines

8 07 2009

Doesn’t it sound interesting? Celebrate what it means to be Catholic with young people all over Asia.
Check out the info below.

Asian Youth Day

5th Asian Youth Day

  • Venue: Diocese of Imus, Manila, Philippines
  • Date: 20th – 27th November 2009
  • Countries involved: Asian countries
  • Max Delegates: 8 per Malaysian diocese
  • Estimated budget: RM2,000 only (includes passport, registration fee, pocket money, air fare, etc)
  • Closing date for registration: Early August 2009

If you are interested be part of AYD09 , please contact:
– KAYVC Office (082-237237)
– Lucy Gumek  (013-5686272)
– Mary Magdelene (016-8627118)

CoMe JoiN Us to experience God’s love!