Tuesday, 7 March 2017


2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The beginning of the Reformation has been traditionally traced to 31st October, 1517, when Martin Luther posted his “95 Theses” on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

In view of the fact that all Protestant Churches in Malaysia are a fruit of the Reformation, it was felt that the 500th Anniversary of such a momentous event should not be allowed to pass us by without some form of commemoration.

STM (Seminari Theoloji Malaysia) is pleased to announce that it is organising a one-day “Reformation 500 Conference” to be held on Saturday, 30th September, 2017 at CCM Ecumenical Centre, Petaling Jaya. Over the past two months, contributors representing the various Protestant denominations in Malaysia have been approached to assist us in facilitating the plenary sessions and workshops. We are pleased to announce that the response has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward very much to their contribution.

We intend to cover a wide range of topics to address the movers and movements of the Reformation and its lasting impact on the Christian Church today. It is our hope and desire that Malaysian Christians be given a "taster" of the Reformation so as to help them value their Protestant heritage, diverse as that might be. It is our conviction that unless and until we gain an insight into that heritage, we will not appreciate what we have received on the one hand, and what we need to beware of on the other.

More details of the conference and more information on the Reformation itself will be posted in the coming days on this blogspot. So, do visit us regularly. Most important of all, mark Saturday, 30th September, 2017 down on your diary, and we hope to see you at the conference.

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