Malaysian Initiative

My friend Sivin Kit has helped launch a beautiful new project in Malaysia. You can read about it here.
They describe the initiative like this:

The MICAH MANDATE website is the result of the concerns and aspirations of a group of Christians who are praying that all Malaysians in general and Christian Malaysians in particular will be more constructively engaged in matters of social conscience, public service and nation building rather than to only remain in comfortable armchairs criticising other people and institutions. Actual involvement will better shape and clarify our thinking and our doing. In the process, we will meet and relate with others of all walks of life and learn to live and work together to build a better neighbourhood and a better world. All are welcome to MICAH MANDATE. We hope that here you will find the necessary space and incentive to express your views and concerns and find inspiration and opportunity to reflect and act.

“Actual involvement” and the opportunity to “reflect and act” rather than armchair critique? What a concept! When people ask me why I am so hopeful about the future in spite of all the crises we face, I think about people like Sivin who are part of constructive initiatives like the Micah Mandate.